Friday, 29 November 2013

New Safe Box - 4 Stars


What is it?
On the app store this is described as File Security APP, I must admit the lack of description made me want to explore it. The premise of the app is to store images in a safe that require a pin to view them, quite clever.

Upon opening the app you are prompted to enter a password of four numbers like the old briefcase rolling pin. When you enter the app you are taken to Filing Cabinet with the only instruction on the screen being a "+". When you select this you are given the option of camera or photo. 

When you select the photo option you are taken to your camera roll where you can select one picture at a time to add the filing cabinet.  I selected a few photos and then exited the app and then deleted the pictures from the camera roll. When I went back to the app, I was asked to enter my password, and the pictures were still there!

When you use the camera option the photo is taken and when you chose "use" it saves it to the filing cabinet, but not your camera roll so it remains safe.

When you select a photo from the Filing Cabinet the pull up menu is displayed and you can save the image, assign to a contact, delete, move to photos album, message, mail, Twitter, Facebook or AirDrop.  When you select delete you are asked to confirm before it deletes it.

My only improvements to this app would be multiple select function for the camera roll to the filing cabinet as currently you do this one at a time, which takes three clicks. 
Now for some ratings.....

Ease of use - 5
This was really easy to use even without instructions, the most difficult part is remembering  your password. The password can not be changed, the only way to do it is to delete and reinstall the app from the App Store, which deletes all of the photos in the Filing Cabinet.
Price - 5
This is free with no in app purchases, it does what is advertised, so no complaints!

Adverts - 4
There is a banner add at the top of the screen but it isn't invasive and doesn't compromise the functionality. 

Keep, jury is out or delete - Keep
I will be keeping this app for the time being to take pictures of some cheeky Christmas presents and keep them hidden from searching eyes! 

Where to find it:
Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id760299467