If you’ve ever sent a text message that you’ve later regretted sending (Tiger Woods, I’m looking at you), then a new texting application just released for the iPhone could be your new best friend. Called TigerText (ironic, isn’t it?) from a company of the same name, the texting app lets users set a time li mit for text messages — and when the time is up, the messages will self-destruct and be wiped from the original phone, the receiving phone, and the server.
It’s perfect for cheating spouses, shady politicians, sexting teens, and people who send a lot of stupid texts while drunk.
The app itself is free to try (the first 100 messages in 15 days are free, and it’s always free to read messages), and only $1.49 per 250 messages sent per month ($2.49 per month for unlimited messages) after that. Once you’ve downloaded it, you must sign up for an account and tether it to your phone (it sends a confirmation to your number), and then you can start sending self-destructing messages right away.