Mobile phones have become such an important part of our lives that it's difficult to think of a moment when we can do without it. This is because of the fact that the mobile phone offers everything we need. From the basic service of being able to contact our friends and family to providing access to apps which can help us with both work and socializing and from a great camera that can help us shoot high-quality pictures and videos to awesome games which can keep us engaged for days together, high-end phones these days offer it all! In such a scenario when almost all our data is available in our phone's memory, it's a prudent practice to keep the pictures and videos we deem important in a secure area where no one can access them and take out information which is very private in nature. Keepsafe Photo Vault is one such app which can help to hide photos and videos which we don't want anyone accessing even after gaining access to our mobile phone.
Keepsafe Photo Vault has a very simple and user-friendly interface and you can get started right away with hiding the pictures and videos you don't want anyone seeing. All you have to do is to register with your e-mail ID. Once you create an account with the app, you can start to hide photos. The app gets you started by directing you to your gallery and you can then select the images and videos you want to keep safe and want to hide. Once you have transferred these images and videos, you can start using the various features the app has to offer to further ensure that the app keeps the photos and videos hidden at all times. Firstly, you can easily classify your images and videos into albums as needed. Afterward, you can secure access to the app with a fingerprint scan, a PIN code or a password.
The app's home has two tabs namely 'Private' and 'Shared'. The Private section is where you can access all the photos and videos you have decided to hide. A plus button at the bottom of the screen is available if you want to further hide photos and videos in the hidden folder. The Shared section is for albums that you want to securely share with your friends and family. In order for the shared albums to be shared with the people you want, they would also have to install the Keepsafe Photo Vault app. The app also uploads all of the files you put in the Private section to a private cloud which can help you with data retrieval. While the free version restricts the number of files to 200, it's still enough for most people if you don't have a lot of photos/videos that you need to hide.
There are certain features available in the free version of the app which can help improve the security of the app. One such feature is the Safe Send feature through which you can share a hidden photo with anyone and the photo would then be deleted from the other person's phone after just 20 seconds. Other features include a lock feature that locks the app as soon as you put your phone upside down and this ensures that you would then need to again put in your access password or pin code to enter the app.
The premium version of the app also includes options like the break-in feature where it takes note of anytime an effort is made to access the app with the wrong password. There is also a Fake Pin password through which a duplicate version of the app is created with a fake pin code. The app also offers greater cloud size and also offers the option of reducing the size of the pictures and videos you add to the Private folder.
- Easy to use with a very user-friendly interface
- Good encryption of photos and videos transferred to the private folder in the app
- Fine cloud backup offered which helps in data retrieval if the mobile is lost
- Good Safe Send feature to safely share pictures which can self-destruct after 20 seconds
- Nice upside down lock feature which locks the app as soon as you put your phone face down
Keepsafe Photo Vault is a well-created app to hide photos and videos. While the premium version offers the best features, the free version also has good security options for people who only have a few photos and videos to hide.