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BlackBerry App Review: App Lock

This should be especially helpful to those BlackBerry owners with personal information and pictures on their phones. Admit it, we all have dirty things on our phones, unless no one likes us. It’s a given, I’d say. Sometimes, our phone end up in the hands of friends, and in the back of your mind, you make a mental note to never be too far away from your phone so that you have ample time to stop someone from seeing things they shouldn’t be seeing. God forbid an older relative sees your dirty pictures you’ve been trading with your newfound love interest. Want the perfect way to protect things without having a password lock on your whole phone? Want to lose the headache? I present to you, App Lock!

After initial setup of your password and such, when you open the application, you enter the password created and you see the screen on which you choose what you want to lock down.

Once in the application’s screen, you see the options. Native, 3rd party, email, folders. You know what that means? You can lock down anything and everything! Virtually limitless.

All you need to do to activate the lock is find an app, or in my case, a folder that you want to lock. Check it using the trackpad/trackball and back out.

You can also cycle the auto-lock and have it ask every time, just in case you want to make sure your things are always protected if you happen to leave your phone on a table for a few minutes or something.

You also have the options to choose to have the password protection when the backlight goes off or your phone lock is activated.

Also added upon installation is a LockNow button. This saves you all the time of going into the app to reactivate the lock. Just hit it from the menu, and you’re all secure.

Here’s why I love this app. If you use it to lock up a specific folder, lets say filled with pictures you want to keep private, not only does it lock this app from being tampered with or simply seen, but it also hides the folder when the SD card is explored, which gives any looker the impression that simply there is nothing to see. I like this because a folder that’s blocked sparks peoples curiosity and some nosey bastards will try to crack your password. With App Lock, that moment of curiosity can’t even be reached, which I believe is awesome.

Now this app doesn’t need to be kept on. This is something I would only activate if I knew my phone would end up in hands that kill cats, you know, the curious hands. Check the app/folder to protect it, or un-check to un-protect it. If you’re the only one touching your phone deactivate protection, if you’d like. No need in typing a password to see your own stuff.

App Lock is supported by all device, in all countries, and by all carriers. The only drawback is that, unlike all the magical apps I had when I was with android, this app is not free. If you can put out the $1.99 for it, then it’s all good. I consider it a wise investment. To explore App Lock  for yourself and download it, you can find it in the BlackBerry App World. Hope this was helpful and you enjoy the app.

Peace

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