TapIN – Auto Login Browser: Written iPhone App Review
When you think about it, the Internet really isn’t a safe place. From malicious files to people who steal personal information, you’re always at risk. The same is true when using your iPhone or iPad to conduct business, such as checking your bank account or email.
Concept and Functionality:
Almost every aspect of my life is online. I manage my bank account online, my job is online, and I have a ton of social networks I’m involved in. Security is usually the last thing I’m thinking about, but it really should be the first. Enter TapIN, a revolutionary new way to keep your online life safe. Once you submit a new site to the app, you can easily access it via thumbnail.
Entering a new website in TapIN is incredibly easy. Simply press the “Add Website” button and use the address bar in the next screen to either type in a website or search for the site you’re looking for. The app then records any information you enter to login and securely stores it on your device. When you’ve successfully logged in, tapping the “Recording” button stops the recording and the website is stored in TapIn’s local database for easy access.
While this is great for websites that simply require a username and password to login, I decided to try TapIN with something a little more complex; a bank account. Normally these websites require additional measures such as answering security questions, so I wanted to test and see if the app would record those as well. Unfortunately the test I ran on my bank account wasn’t as successful as I hoped because I couldn’t get past the security question page.
When it comes to passwords and apps that try to manage them, security is of utmost importance. According to TapIN’s App Store description, all login information is stored using military grade 256 bit AES encryption. Basically what this means is that your data is pretty darn secure. Seeing as passwords are stored locally on your device, you don’t have to worry about someone hacking a website and stealing user information.
For an added bit of security, you can even choose to set a passcode for the TapIN app itself, giving you four digits of added security. I tested the app to make sure it would ask for the passcode even if the app was already open in the multitasking bar, and I’m happy to report that the passcode screen is the first thing you see no matter where you access the app from.
Lastly, you can choose to sync TapIN with iCloud, but unfortunately this feature is only available in the Pro version. Seeing as the app is universally compatible with both iPhone and iPad, I definitely recommend upgrading if you plan on storing passwords in the app and using it on multiple devices.
TapIN is available to download for free in the App Store and the Pro version costs $6.99. While basic logins should function correctly in the free version, I definitely recommend testing complex accounts that require multiple login steps before taking the leap to the Pro version. If you encounter any issues, be sure to report them to the developer.
TapIN is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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