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CNET Editors' review
The security of one's media often happens to be an overlooked subject. Gallery Lock provides that extra layer of security. While useful to some, Gallery Lock tends to save its premium features for those willing to pay for the pro version.
Setting up Gallery Lock seems painless and takes very little time. This app presents easy-to-read, modern-looking menus that most users will find attractive. Sharp white text and colorful photos break up a black background. The general idea is that photos will be imported into a separate, secure gallery. This gallery is then protected with a password and the files cannot be viewed, edited, deleted, or moved. Even though in general this app works great, there are still some drawbacks. To import pictures into the app, the user must enter the regular gallery and share the image with the application. Once the image has been copied to the app, it must be deleted from its original location. Another drawback is that images within the app are not shareable. It is also not possible to take secure pictures or images with the free version of this application. An upgrade to the pro version is needed for this function.
While Gallery Lock may be an attractive application, its usefulness is fairly restricted to specific users. It is great for parents who share a device with young children and there is a danger of losing important pictures. It is also ideal for someone who uses a device for work but also has personal images they may want to keep private. Overall this app functions well, but some functions are only available to those willing to upgrade.
From Morrison Smart Software:
Gallery Lock is Google Market Top10 Application!** All Features of FREE version are same with PRO version! (no limit!) Hide pictures and videos from your gallery with unlimited free concealment. **Privacy protecting application that hides individual photo/video with password!* Feature - Manage photo by folder. - Supports photos and videos. - Easy link to existing gallery application - Can hide launch icon and run app by dialing - Delicate design - pincode,pattern password supports.* Be care to remove lite version without unhiding all pics/video. If you do that, you will lost pics/video.But you can recover missing files by re-installing and tap GL > Setting > Recover.* "outgoing call"permission is needed for Stealth Mode* If app is crashing, so you can't open it, follow below steps to recover it. 1) Uninstall Gallery Lock2) Download Gallery Lock from the market and install it.3) Go Setting in the application, Click "Find/Recover Missing files"4) missing files will be recovered to /mnt/sdcard/DCIM/recover5) run Gallery Lock. (KW:photo valut,video valut,photovault,videovault,image lock,photo lock,image safe,photo safe,protector,stealth,hide photo,kii,stock,Keep Safe,kii safe,hide video,hide picture,vault,hide it,secret gallery,gallery,privacy,gallerylock,gallery private,gallery hide,hide gallery,quick pic,quick,)Recent changes:* v2.2.1 : When adding video,"Force Close" bug was fixed (2011.11.22)* v2.2 : support Multi Select(2011.11.22)* v1.6.5 : picture Rotate feature added(2011.6.29)* v1.6 : "Stealth Mode" feature added.(see Setting) (2011.05.10)* v1.5 : following features was added(2011.05.6)- support to "Slideshow".- "Viewer" upgraded- "Share" feature added.* v1.3 : "Grid Folder Listing Mode"! added (2011.4.11)* v1.0 : initial release (2011.2.24)Content rating: Everyone
What's new in this version: * v2.2.1 : When adding video,"Force Close" bug was fixed (2011.11.22)* v2.2 : support Multi Select(2011.11.22)* v1.6.5 : picture Rotate feature added(2011.6.29)* v1.6 : "Stealth Mode" feature added.(see Setting) (2011.05.10)* v1.5 : following features was added(2011.05.6)- support to "Slideshow".- "Viewer" upgraded- "Share" feature added.* v1.3 : "Grid Folder Listing Mode"! added (2011.4.11)* v1.0 : initial release (2011.2.24)
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"Data loss, adware, kidnapware, no support available"
Version: Gallery Lock 2.2.3
It is possible to lock galleries with a password.
Kidnapware - the app tries to get you to install their other App Lock software which can not be uninstalled.
Adware - the app utilizes no less than 6 different ad network providers and creates a security hazard for your personal data which is sent to some of them.
Data loss is highly likely if you ever remove/reinsert your SD card. The app will never recognize your locked folders, even though you can see the files. Support is non-existent. Furthermore, the app tries to get you to install their other App Lock software which can not be uninstalled.
Avoid at all costs. This is a perfect example of one rogue developer creating poorly-written software that will cause harm to your personal information.
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