Say what you want. When you want. How you want. Covertly is the 100% fully anonymous social network for your campus.
- Stay Safe -
Don't take our word for it. Other apps ask for your phone number, email, and social media logins. We ask for absolutely nothing.
- Connect with the world -
Set your radius and define the size of the community you want to interact with. Peek into other locations and see what's going on around the world.
- No Regrets -
Every post is temporary, say what's really on your mind and let the community vote decide what stays and what gets deleted.
In college? Connect with your campus or see whats going on at other schools.
You asked and we listened!
- Complete design overhaul
- Longer posts!
Ratings and Reviews
User interface easy, but lots of flaws.
It is a very safe and anonymous chat tool. The way it sorted the messages and posts was very organized and it was simple. Sadly, that’s really all I can say that’s good. When you upload a message it takes a while for it to appear. The instructions at the beginning of installation were completely unnecessary. The layout is simple and lacks certain design that could make it stand out as a truly original application for mingling and getting to know people. The ads appear as a post and it is hard to tell the difference. You cannot figure out how to post. It seems the version I had was not complete or it was some kind of beta. Whatever the case it does have potential, but for right now, it has too many bugs that need to be fixed.
Close but...we'll see
Consider this app YikYak part 2, Electric Boogaloo. It lags a bit when adding posts, and all the usual upvote/downvote/comment options are there but it very much feels like a rebranded YikYak to me.
A little clunky, sending direct messages took a little practice (swipe too hard and you'll get the comments section!) and most of the "instructions" at the beginning were fairly redundant. I'm sure it could be a lot of fun (in the right places, not suburbia where I'm at!) like YikYak was once they get the initial bugs worked out & maybe put a little more of their own twist on things (the only thing that set this apart from YikYak for me is it's blue instead of green)
Is the simplicity helpful or harmful?
I can’t help but compare this anonymous style app to a few others, like Whisper or Yik Yak, mainly because Whisper has a niché in that you make your posts over pictures that somewhat relate to your post, and in turn you can respond that way, and DM, and Yik Yak because it connects you to others doing similar things within a certain radius. Both apps had unique designs.
While Covertly is indeed simplified, I have to wonder if it is too simple. Not just in function but also in design. I’m still not keen on how karma points affect me, but it’s really not much different than Craigslist personals, and a lot of posts are about how it’s quiet and people want to leave the app. As a first-time user, these aren’t the types of things that encourage continuous usage in my eyes. While it isn’t terrible in design, it just doesn’t stand out in any way. Maybe if there were some factor aside from connecting to others, that could draw in more users, it would have a lasting impression on users.
- Patron Technologies LLC
- 43 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © Patron Technologies LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.