Data storage and security are hot topics today. With the explosive use of the Cloud, it’s hard to know just how safe your files are when you put them out on app that claim to provide easy solutions to storage. The key is that everyone knows what those apps are. If your iPhone or iPad has apps for Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, DropBox, or any one of the many popular storage solutions, then it’s all too obvious how to get to them, and eventually, to your files.
There is a storage solution that looks like no other. It does not outwardly herald itself as a storage app, but rather, as a calculator. Yes, a scientific device.
How, you ask? Simply put, on the surface it looks like a calculator app. But once you get past the lock that you get to set, you open up an app that secretly stores photos and videos that you want to keep away from prying eyes. If anyone were to ever get a hold of your unlocked device, they would have no idea that the app called “Secret Calculator” is keeping your precious files safe.
Free to download, Secret Calculator boasts a robust security system that you can cater to your preference. You can choose the type of “lock” you want to put on the app, and keep changing to so it’s never discovered by a hacker. Types of locks vary, making it easy on you to remember and making it tougher for others to crack.
Locks can be a fun calculation or sequence of numbers. You can even set a lock on albums that you create in your cloud storage account under Secret Calculator.
What’s neat about this app is that if you work in an environment that forces you to keep records safe and secure or are working on a secret project for your friend or family, like gathering pics of party ideas for a surprise party you are throwing for a friend. You want to make sure that friend does not get a hold of any of those pics. If those pics were in your iPhone’s photo album app, then there would be no way to hide them. Put them in Secret Calculator, and you are set.
If you are worried about being found out for someone discovering that Secret Calculator is really not just a calculator, have no fear. It actually works like a calculator!
What I would like to see is for the app maybe to change its name. Using the word Secret automatically pops up questions in one’s mind as to why a calculator would be secret.
I will continue to use the app because so far I have been able to gather up files and keep them safe from my kids in preparation for an upcoming event. I love it because they have no idea what the app is really for, and I know it will stay that way!
Rating: 9.5 /10