Better Be Safe Than Sorry with CryptoBox

Price: $2.99
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CryptoBox: Written iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Philip Chan

Looking for something that will keep your personal data and information safe from outside prying eyes? The CryptoBox app from developer Raffaele Fanizzi is just that! It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and runs on iOS 4.0 or later.

Features:

When you first load CryptoBox, you will be prompted with the instructions to create a password and a password hint that you can remember. The key thing is you need to absolutely remember your password since the app does not store a copy of your password, so all data can not be recovered without it. Afterwards, the app will present you with a couple of the tips. First offered is the “antipanic gesture”. This can be used in case someone approaches you, you can cover the screen with one hand or hold the phone to your ear as if you are placing a call. Second with the “unauthorized access” feature, if you ever leave your phone unattended, the app will keep a list of all unauthorized access, storing the date, password, GPS location, and picture of the culprit. The main menu is split into three major categories/tabs: “Notes”, “Pictures”, and “Docs”. Under each one you can input or upload images of your personal information, pictures, and documents.

In version 1.2, the following changes and updates have been implemented. There is now better support for iOS 6. Crashes on iOS 4, iPod Touch second generation, and iPhone 3G have been solved. There is also up to five times better performance improvements on all devices, and in addition, several other bugs have been fixed.

Appearance and Layout:

CryptoBox iPhone App Review

The overall appearance of CryptoBox is just like the main purpose of the app, basic and simple. There aren’t any fancy graphics involved, and any icons or images used are small and non-distracting. App layout is very clear and navigation is easy to figure out since you are basically walked through the app from the very beginning. Anyone can get the gist and function of this app with a few taps here and there.

Value:

For CryptoBox being offered for $2.99 is an all right deal. With privacy being a significant issue these days, it would not hurt to have added protection on your device for those extra sensitive files or data. It is rather nice that it can track down unauthorized attempts made to access your personal information, and this would be a huge plus for those who store even more than personal information on their device, such as work related projects and concepts. Does the average person need to have this type of app? Not necessarily, but it would not hurt to have it just in case.

CryptoBox iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review. The iPhone app reviews rating:

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