Several weeks ago I had the need to send some login credentials to my wife. I didn’t want to send them over email and I can’t easily or securely send them through text so I used one of the many ephemeral message sending websites available. The idea is great for security. Basically you type the information you want to send in the box and the site will generate a one time link for you. Once that link is accessed for the first time it is erased and no longer accessible.
While this is great in theory, how do you actually know that the message that you created is being deleted permanetly and not stored on a server somewhere. The short answer is that you don’t. Because of this, I decided to try my hand at writing my own ephemeral messaging service. Turns out it was actually pretty simple to do in Node.js using the fantastic Adonis.js framework.
This got me thinking about other “free” services we all know and love. The next tool I built is a dead simple URL shortened also built in Node.js on Adonis.js. Shortly after this, I thought it would be cool to start a project site where I could showcase some of these tools. The Open Suite was born. Check out the above two mentioned tools, and more coming soon at https://theopensuite.com