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Notes Lock is a comprehensive app that password-protects your secret notes and voice memos. In ... More

Editor's review

Published 7 Sep 2015

A few years ago I had a friend who had been laboriously plotting a story that he hoped might be taken up as a tv series. He kept it tucked away on his mobile device and worked on it diligently for over a year. I contacted him again a couple of years later after I'd seen the pilot episode of a new series because the plot line bore a remarkable resemblance to his own. He told me that he'd seen the episode and put two and two together and worked out that, while he'd been at a writers’ workshop, he'd left his device unattended and a fellow writer had been able to access all of his notes. The moral of this story is that the security of our private information is tantamount because there are sneaky and dishonest people out there - whether we like it or not. What would have saved him from all this would be an app called Notes Lock. It's a fully featured app for iOS that password protects your private notes and voice memos so that no one can get their hands (and eyes) on them ever again.



Notes Lock is a comprehensive app that password-protects your secret notes and voice memos as well as offering note management, document keeping and a whole lot more. Within the app you can quickly and conveniently create notes and add voice memos and set audible reminders for the notes, events and voice memos. You can then add photos and images to your secured notes and be assured that you won't have to worry about snoopers or hackers stealing your ideas again. The password is simple to set up and there is a choice of a very secure password, a unique PIN or a complex pattern to secure your credentials. If you are concerned about people watching over your shoulder, you can activate the 'panic switch' which will quickly activate a decoy app to throw them off the track. It’s also possible to monitor previous hack attempts on the device so that you can nail potential hackers and prevent them from repeating their actions. Notes Lock also has a built in calendar view, giving you the flexibility to organize and review your schedule. Finally, there’s an option to backup your notes and voice memos to your Dropbox in the cloud, taking away the worry of losing important notes and voice memos.

The developers of Notes Lock have long been considered one of the leaders in hardcore security based PC software and mobile applications and this iOS app continues that trend. It looks good, it works well, it's simple to use and it's completely free. It can be used by everyone and anyone including students who can record lectures and keep them secure, at work for keeping important information from falling into the wrong hands or at home to stop your family and their prying eyes. And we can't forget the writer who wants to keep their work from being stolen, of course. It's sad that we have to resort to locking away our ideas and notes but it’s a sign of the times, I guess. Notes Lock is a free, easy and unobtrusive way of achieving true security for your notes, important conversations and your private thoughts.

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