Pryvate Now – The Secure Mobile Voice, Text & Messaging Encryption App
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Pryvate Now is a powerful app that delivers secure communications between users. In a world where security is quickly becoming a top priority, this is a very intriguing app.
Concept and Functionality:
Encrypted private communications apps like Pryvate Now function by requiring all parties involved to use the same app.
In the case of Pryvate Now this enables serverless RSA 4096-bit encryption, although requiring both parties to use the same app can also pose a problem because it’s not always easy to convince other people to download apps on their device. Of course in a business setting this may be less of an issue.
Setting up Pryvate Now, a free iPhone app by Criptyque, is pretty easy though, and only requires a phone number and email address.
Once you’ve created an account, your 30 day trial begins. During this trial, you have unrestricted access to everything that Pryvate Now offers. This is a great opportunity to take the app for a test drive and see if it’s the right fit for you.
While testing Pryvate Now, however, I did notice that the app uses a registration server that must be functional in order for users to access features within the app. If the registration server is down, you cannot make phone calls or access email.
When it comes to navigation, Pryvate Now certainly isn’t difficult to figure out. There are many features that look just like other apps you use, including the dial pad for calls. You can also securely chat with other users and even browse your email within the app.
The privacy of your communications is assured through the use of RSA 4096-bit encryption, which is VERY strong and virtually unbreakable.
I do want to mention that Pryvate Now is available on many different platforms and mobile devices, meaning iOS users and Android users alike can communicate with each other.
Pryvate Now is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone. Once you are free trial is up, you have to commit to a subscription in order to ensure full functionality of the app. Subscriptions vary from $5.99 per month to $59.99 per year.
Overall, Pryvate Now is designed well and your actual communication does not rely on servers or middlemen but it does use a validation server in order to grant access to the app. This means that users are stuck if the server goes down. We expect the service to implement redundant validation servers with hot backups to eliminate this issue. Hopefully it will be changed soon so the service is uninterrupted.
Pryvate Now requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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