Secret Spy Folder - Hide and Protect Personal Sensitive Files
By Hoi Yan Mak
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Secret Spy Folder is the ultimate companion when it comes to keeping your discreet data safe and secure. Store private photos, videos, documents, files and folders in secret folders within the password protected app. Maximize security protection by setting up pin-code for individual folders and view break-in attempts including intruder's photo, date and time.
* Set both master and specific folder pin-codes
* Simple drag and drop UI to store files / folders
* Break-in attempts showing photo , date and time
* Choose custom icons for specific types of folders
* Easily export files back to external computer folders
No good for images.
If you are trying to hide your porn collection, do not use this app. Don't use it for your regular image collection either, because it takes forever to open files. Similarly, once your pictures are in, you can't get them back out, unless you export them. This wouldn't be a problem except that there is no "Select All" option, which means that if you have several Gb's of pictures, you are screwed, unless you want to take hours clicking each picture (keeping in mind that every two or three pictures, the program will stop for a good ten seconds to process). The only reason I gave it two stars was because I should have read the reviews, which warned me this might happen.
Maybe this works for low-data files like documents and such, and only in manageable quantities, but if you are trying to hide something embarassing from the wife and kids, this isn't the program for you.
I just imported a large amount of pictures to this app, and instead of keeping the original files in place and copying to this program, it just pulls them from their old file location, traps them in this app, and if you want to export them you have to click on every file individually (there is no "select all" button to get them out of the app). On top of that, it still uses the "preview" software to open the pictures, which means whatever you open in the app can still be viewed from the "recent items" on the Apple home menu (and those files can still be open even with the app closed). I am pretty frustrated as I would like my photos back out of this application, but don't feel like clicking on hundreds of individual check boxes.
Useful and Entertaining!
The app functions are pretty straightforward and practical, what sets it apart is the capturing of the intruder's photo. Caught both my kids and wife the other night trying to access this app, its pretty amusing for me at least.