Have you ever put a piece of information onto your iPhone and thought about how nice it would be if you could lock out said data from prying eyes? While I have nothing to hide, it would sure be nice to have a protected area on my phone where I could store information and keep it just to myself. In the past I have even worked with certain government contractors that couldn’t use an iPhone as their personal communication device of choice just because of that very reason. Quite bluntly, if you need to keep things confidential, the iPhone has not been a valid option until a couple of days ago.
Created by a gentleman by the name of Alessio Vinerbi, Private Area is an app that you have been longing for if you are someone who is always looking over your shoulder. Imagine being able to keep all of your information encrypted safely behind the lock and key of a second set of passwords. Here is what the new application has to offer:
- Create, edit and delete notes
- Import photos from film
- Taking pictures with the new camera
- Saving contacts with name, number and email with possibility of sending SMS and Mail without quitting application
- Saving and navigation of websites through the browser integrated without compromising the history of Safari.
I have never been one to try to watch my back when it comes to little things like my browser history, but I certainly know a fair amount of folks that could have used something like that in the past. There is something re-assuring about being able to surf the web in style, without leaving an incriminating footprint in the process.
The one problem with have an app like this is that it just screams, “I HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE!” This is not always something that is good if you are in a long term relationship. I realize that what users do from the comfort of their own phone is their business, but the fact that Private Area can be used as your own personal Little Black Book might not sit well with everyone.
At only ninety-nine cents, the software is certainly cheap enough to take for a test spin because if nothing else, it will give you the thrill of being sneaky enough to have encrypted data on your phone. Watch out 007, we are gunning for you next!