Have you ever been in a situation where your friends or family wanted to check out your phone, but you were reluctant to give it to them because you feared that they might view some of the photos you have stored on the device and don’t want others to see? Or may be you’re just not storing the photos on the device because a lot of people handle your phone, even though you wish you could? Yes, there may be various reasons why you’d want to keep some of your photos private. Unfortunately, iOS does not give you the option to password protect your albums.
Protected will help you. Protected is a simple iPhone app that acts as a safe for your private photos. Designed by Lucie Karásková and developed by Pierre Abi-Aad, Protected lets you create multiple albums and add photos to them, which are then protected with a password that you can set. You can either import photos you already have on your phone or click a new one and have Protected save it directly. It also gives you the option to either add a dump of photos via iTunes, or export the ones already in the app.
My favorite thing about the app is its icon featured in the masthead above. Though I’m not particularly fond of the flash, it looks great as an icon of a toy camera with photos stuffed in it. When you launch the app, there’s a login sheet that is pulled up from within the icon and this screen has some nice transitions as well. The app too has been well-designed and the bariol font used looks nice.
However, I do have some quibbles about it. For starters, when viewing the individual photos in an album, the bar at the bottom and the glyphs look like they were done in a hurry and look out of place. There’re also a couple of grammatical errors, but the developer’s already working on an update to fix that. In spite of this, Protected is still a great little app to have at $0.99 on the App Store.