PIN Locker: iPhone App Written Review
During our time here at the iPhone App Review, we’ve seen more than our fair share of safeguard apps, or applications designed to house sensitive data and images. One of the latest to run across our radar is PIN Locker, by developer Mooee Company Limited. The app presents a fresh and simplistic way to organize, store, and secure your sensitive Web codes, such as website passwords, financial information, etc. It’s not a perfect offering—we’d like to see just a tad more automation—but on the whole, it’s a cheap, efficient, and incredibly simplistic way to manage our data on the go. For our full thoughts on this mobile vault for the iPhone, check below beyond the break!
Concept and Functionality
As mentioned, PIN Locker is intended to be no more or less than what the name suggest: A utility for storing, securing, and locking away all the various login details and sensitive codes you use on a daily basis. This could be anything from your Facebook information all the way down to your Mint password. Anything you’d like to hide, you can, thanks to PIN Locker. This is accomplished through the app’s quick-fill forms. These data entry spots allow you to rapidly type a designation, the password you’d like to save, and any notes you’d like to attach. Once that’s been accomplished, you can then attach a category to the entry, marking it as a web password, financial entry, etc. This allows for a lot of organization in-app, and can greatly simplify your Web life. Best of all, the in-app query bar allows you to rapidly locate any entry you’re looking for. It’s quick, efficient, and as busy as modern life is, the perfect compliment to a full schedule.
Design and Layout
Still, as enamored as we are with the application’s ease-of-use and simplistic interface, we do wish it came with a bit more automation. For instance, users are allowed to input any new category they’d like to use in the future, making it easier to distinguish between codes. However, we’d love to see custom fields and cards for specific sites and locations. For instance, a field custom fit for a credit card or Skype login would be nice, and would add a lot of pizzazz to an already solid function—without compromising simplicity.
That being said, PIN Locker is certainly a value at the $0.99 asking price. For that money, you’ll get a comprehensive and solid way to categorize and store all of your vital information from your iPhone. And though it’s not quite as lush as we might like it to be, it’s certainly far from a barren wasteland. It’s a must-have for the security-concerned, and it still earns our recommendation.
PIN Locker requires iOS 4.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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