Anyone who knows how to read directions can gain access to all the information on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Simply swipe to unlock, and there they will have access to everything you have stored within your device. Photos, videos, and text – they can see it all. So what happens when there are distinct items that you don’t want just anyone stumbling upon? Why, you store things iDiscrete-ly of course!
With iDiscrete by VoteQuimby, LLC, users can store all their photos, videos and text items, providing a new level of privacy that anyone would love to have, especially in the unlikely event that your iPhone or iPod Touch falls into the wrong hands.
To sign in, iDiscrete uses their patent-pending Touch Sequence protection instead of the password system other privacy protectors employ. Upon startup, users will be greeted with an ambiguous loading screen that will open after touching the screen in eight discrete locations. Users predetermine their touch sequence so they may set its ease or complexity. Make sure you remember your sequence, though, for iDiscrete will not open unless you input the exact assigned touch sequence. The fantastic part is, if an unauthorized user attempts to open iDiscrete, the Touch Sequence Timeout will activate and boot only a generic, text entry interface so outsiders will never suspect iDiscrete’s true purpose
Users can store photo, video and text files within iDiscrete. (For video functionality, however, users must be working with an iPhone 3GS or third generation iPod Touch.) You may move images or videos already stored on the device to iDiscrete or use the iDiscrete File Manager to transfer files via Wi-Fi. Simply connect to your web browser via your Wi-Fi connection to transfer files to and from your device.
Once you’ve signed in, the main screen will provide a list with Pictures, Videos and Text, each with a number beside them to indicate how many of each type of file you have stored. ‘Manage’ in the top left corner will allow you to edit, create a new folder, or add content. Tap on any category and you will be taken to your list, which you may either delete from or add to. Under Text, you may also create new text, which can be written right within iDiscrete.
Supported image file types include JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF. Supported video file types include MP4, M4V and MOV. Supported text file types include TXT, DOC, RTF, XLS, PPT and PDF.
On the main screen, in the upper right corner, users will find the ‘Settings’ button. Here, users can set their Touch Sequence preferences as well as choose to turn Multiple Selection on or off when it comes to transferring images from your Camera Roll. The Instructions are comprehensive and may just be the best part of the entire app, for they explain every single question you may have.
Also, iDiscrete openly reveals all the updates they have in the works right within their App Store description: direct image/video capture within the app, subfolders, drag-and-drop file/folder reorganization, and iPhone-to-iPhone transfer via Bluetooth. And, if you are having issues with iDiscrete or need help figuring out how to use a specific function, the customer support reiterates time and time again how willing they are to aid you with your questions and concerns.
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iDiscrete requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.