Vaulty Free Hides Pictures on your Android Device with Password Protection
May 31, 2011 1:43 PM –
Vaulty Free Hides Pictures is a security application that allows you to hide pictures of your choice behind in a password protected ‘vault’. Perhaps you have pictures you do not want friends, colleagues or family members to see on your phone. Vaulty Free permits you to conceal these pictures or videos away from your normal gallery and secure in the vault. It’s a simple application that provides you with additional security for private files.
Price: Free, full version- called ‘Hide Pictures in Stocks App’ is $4.99
Tested on: HTC Desire HD
Pros & Cons:
- Lets you hide private pictures and videos.
- Simple method to select files.
- Secure files behind a password.
- Regular updates.
- View gallery in either list or grid form.
- There are a few bugs and force-closes, however the developer acknowledges this and is working on it.
- When entering the password, you get spelling prompts, which I thought was a little strange.
- Unable to create separate folders within your Vault.
Vaulty Free is a useful application if you perhaps have pictures or videos you do not want seen. When you start the application up, it allows you to create a secret password. Once you enter it, you can choose files to hide in the vault. This can be either in a list format or as a grid, and it brings up all the pictures stored on your phone and allows you to either individually select or tick multiple files. Once selected and you have added these to your vault they will only appear within your Vaulty Free app, and not in your normal gallery. This means personal and private pictures and videos can be securely held behind a password and away from people who may borrow/use your phone.
Perhaps the best utilization of Vaulty Free is that it essentially becomes an option for sharing. So you can select a photograph, click share, select Vaulty Free and it will automatically send that photo to your vault, this makes for extra simple security on your photos.
The full version of the application- known as ‘Hide Pictures in Stocks App’ allows you additional functions including the ability to rotate pictures, share pictures and view pictures in a slideshow. Also this application appears like a Stocks app, which reduces suspicion further.
Vaulty Free – Password Screen
Vaulty Free – Password Entry
Vaulty Free – Set Password
Vaulty Free – Select pictures to vault.
Vaulty Free – Picture view
Vaulty Free – Picture view without options.
Vaulty Free – Grid view of gallery to select.
Vaulty Free – Empty Vaulty
Vaulty Free – Settings
Vaulty Free – Tutorial
For people with private videos or private pictures on their phone this application could be a life saver. Vaulty Free is very popular- over 120,000 downloads thus far, so it might be a handy app to have for added file security.
Ease of Use:
Vaulty Free is very easy to use. There is also a tutorial link for guidance should you require it, but I found it a simple application to use.
This depends greatly on the user and how many files you might want to hide and subsequently view. This could then be something you utilise daily, or it could just as simply be an application you use very infrequently and just to ensure only you have access to certain files.
The interface is simplistic and straight forward. If you ever leave the app- say consulting the web linked tutorial, or clicking as advert, you will have to enter the password again to enter Vaulty Free. While this might be a bit annoying, it is at least very secure.
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