Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sending text like a pro

These are great tools for sending chunks of text around to others. If you are a developer and used to using IM then tools like these are invaluable since they make your content readable or protect it from prying eyes.
  1. Pastebin (
    Full featured, well supported, and fast. Pastebin has been around for awhile and has some very nifty options like automatic support for subdomains (e.g., format highlight support, expiration, and even limited privacy settings.
  2. Privnote (
    This is great for sending someone a password, id number, or anything that you do not want to send over the open wire or via email. Once the user clicks the link and views the content it is deleted.
    The formatting of the text is lost here though so it is not good for sending formatted text.
  3. Private Paste (
    An excellent tool for sending along large blocks of formatted text that you do not want others to see. This supports expiration, format highlights and line numbering, and security key auth.