Grab Prot-On For Secure and Controlled File Sharing


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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Prot-On is a very well designed app giving you an easy way to share files quickly and securely.

Available for free through the iTunes Store, Prot-On, an app by Proteccion On-Line, allows users to stay in control of the files they share even after they share them.


Prot-On is designed to allow users to stay in control of the files they share, even after they’ve already shared them.

To do this, the app adds an encryption to each file shared or stored through it. This encryption allows you to retract photos (or any other files) from anyone after you’ve already shared them.

In other words, if you send something to someone but later feel that you need to restrict their access to that file, Prot-On will allow you to change the permissions you’ve granted to that user. Very cool.

Of course, sharing files isn’t the only point of the app; users can encrypt files for the purpose of simply creating more secure documents for themselves if they wish to do that as well.

Setting up an account on Prot-On is pleasantly easy to do, and figuring out how to use the different features of the app was also very straight forward.

Appearance and Layout:

Prot-On iPhone App

Prot-On iPhone App

The appearance and layout of Prot-On are definitely strong points of the app.

Prot-On is a very straight forward app, and the streamlined, minimalistic design of the app reflected this very well. Getting where I wanted in the app was also easy to do, even for a first time user.

Anyone who is familiar with any of the more mainstream file-sharing services will have no problem using Prot-On.

While the design seemed to work best on the larger screen of an iPad, the fonts are still definitely readable and workable on smaller screens as well.

Overall, Prot-On’s layout is great proof that a strong design turns a “good concept” into a great app.


As mentioned previously, Prot-On is a free app for private use.

While some iOS users might prefer the more popular sharing services like Dropbox and Google Drive, Prot-On is definitely an excellent option for users wanting to have more control over files.

The encryption service might seem unnecessary for some, but it is certainly a good thing to consider for anyone who has ever shared a file that they wish that they could retract at a later time.

Overall, Prot-On is a unique app that delivers what it promises and will definitely please its target audience.

protqrProt-On requires iOS 6.0 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.

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