If you’re someone who is a master computer programmer, an NSA specialist, or a space-alien PhD canidate in matrix-esque coding vernacular, then iKnox, from Tec4Fun, is your heavenly ticket to total password-protected privacy.
If, on the other hand, you are not one of those things; you may have a bit of a hard time navigating through and around this app.
iKnox is a highly ambitious and sophisticated app that works wonders with encryption and critical data protection. The app goes beyond the typical storage and encryption of passwords, and allows you to scan and protect photos and documents as well.
While the app is dense and as protective as a lion guarded safe, it is also clear that the developers have focused on functionality at the expense of aesthetics. It looks outdated and I found it extremely difficult to navigate.
Some primary features here includes the ability to store and protect data for both iPhone and iPad, as well as a highly sought after double-password function that allows iKnox to take the title as one of the most secure apps on the market.
Additionally, the app utilizes “Scanner” and “Camera” mode to allow users an upload outlet for their important documents.
All data is then maintained on a database with “scrambled” double and triple AES encryption methods, and an assurance that the infinitely changing passwords are destroyed after use.
This app is absolutely rich with features, and that’s where the app scores through the roof. For those of us who are masters of code, iKnox is going to provide an interesting alternative to writing passwords down, and hiding them in the back of your wallet.
Concept and Functionality:
The app itself looks like a mix between an ATM manufactured in 1982, and those lines of Matrix code that put you in an absolute hypnosis. You can’t even enter the app until you’ve entered a password and then double-entered it again. As an alternative, I would love to see a tutorial available after immediately opening this app.
Even five to seven slides that glide through important features would make all the difference with this app. Instead, you open the app and are spell bound by digits and codes galore. This wouldn’t really even be problematic if you weren’t paying $6.99 just to try the app in the first place.
This app needs a makeover. The encryption capability is through the roof, and the general functionality seems to be about one in a million. That being said, I’ve reviewed websites and apps for years, and still was left in the dark with this one. It was extremely difficult to navigate, and felt extremely out of place when used on my glossy, bright iPhone 5.
I think that given a makeover and a tutorial, this app would be worth its price tag. However, with current aesthetics and functionality, $6.99 just seems to be a little too steep.
However, for those of you are more functionality minded and looking for a challenge, iKnox might just be calling your name.
iKnox requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
The iPhone App Review Rating: [Rating:4 /5]
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