Smartphones are more than just communication devices, and have been so for quite a while now. They have replaced personal information managers, multimedia players (famously known as MP3/MP4 players), portable gaming devices, and even photo albums. In fact, the massive internal storage spaces on Android based devices, alongside the ability to supplement it with microSD expansion cards, make perfect combination for keeping your precious memories – both photo and video – with you anywhere. That’s a convenience that we all enjoy, and have become completely accustomed to.
While the above is a huge benefit that we get out of smartphones, one problem is safety of data. Of course, there are protection measures such as passcodes or patterns that you can employ, but a challenge always remains there, that being when you hand over the phone to someone to take a look. You might be carrying photos that are deemed “personal” and that you won’t want anyone else to see, but it’s hard to prevent that from happening when the person using your phone is a spouse or friend. This is exactly what the developer of Gallery Plus had in mind when they came up with the gallery replacement app for Android.
Designed for Android 2.2 and above, the app is aimed at serving as your primary gallery app on an Android device, and can selectively hide photos and videos that you don’t want others to see. The hidden content remains there, but isn’t viewable to prying eyes, allowing you the ease and comfort of knowing that what you want to protect, will remain protected. What’s even better is that the app can make invisible the hidden content to even other apps on your device, ensuring maximum protection. The content can safely be hidden behind a passcode or pattern, depending on your choosing.
Other additional features of Gallery Plus include a few customization elements, allowing you to change the look and feel of the app. Beyond that, you can auto-hide photos, back them up to the cloud, hide the app icon itself from the drawer, view slideshows, choose which storage to write the hidden content to (from amongst internal storage and external card), and multi-select items for quick operation, just to name a few.
From a usage point of view, Gallery Plus is an absolute pleasure to deploy on your phone. Considering the support for anything above Android 2.1, it’s a perfect companion that you should definitely give a try.
(Download: Galley Plus for Android on the Play Store)
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