If you have kids of a certain age, you’re likely very used to the idea of them picking up your phone and effortlessly opening an app or playing a game without asking your permission.
What if there are pictures on your phone that you don’t want them to see? Maybe it’s not kids you are worried about, but friends who casually pick up your phone and start browsing through what’s on it.
KeepSafe is a not a new app, having been around since 2011, and is now available on both iOS and Android. The app allows users to password protect certain content on their phones and ensure a new, higher level of privacy. According to TechCrunch:
Co-founder Zouhair Belkoura created the app as a way to separate work photos from personal ones. He had gotten into a habit of taking pictures of Post-It notes [to] save ideas. But when he wanted to walk others through his sketches, he would have to flip through random photos of his girlfriend’s lunch.
However, judging from the app’s reviews on Google Play, it seems like one popular use case is hiding naughty pictures so that when your children borrow your phone, they don’t see them.
Pretty soon there will be an app for everything. KeepSafe fits well in the mix for the privacy minded.
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