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[iPhone] CoverMe provides security and privacy for messages, call logs, contacts, photos, and videos

mzl.syerogzy.320x480-75 [1]Security is a primary concern for anyone who uses the Internet, but most of us don’t do enough to protect ourselves. Most of us choose convenience over security precautions, favoring speed and ease of access to our devices at the expense of guarding our personal information. What most iOS users are looking for is an app that secures your data, media, and communication that is simple and comprehensive. CoverMe may just be that app.

What is it and what does it do

Main Functionality

CoverMe is the “ultimate secure messaging app” providing safe and fun sharing of private messages, photos, and videos. The app also features an impenetrable “vault” for protecting your personal contacts, call logs, messages, and sensitive media from prying eyes.

Pros

Cons

Discussion

mzl.wsfkgptp.320x480-75 [2]I really enjoy the user interface and design aesthetic of CoverMe, and it is simple to find what you’re looking for. The colors are relaxing, and makes you feel more secure simply by virtue of the color palette. But I digress: let’s get down to brass tacks.

My favorite feature of CoverMe is the messaging nerve center. Your messages can self-destruct after they have been read by your recipient. You will immediately know when the recipient has read your messages, and you can also recall messages you sent to the wrong person by accident.

We’ve all accidentally sent embarrassing things to the wrong person via text: having the ability to “undo” your past is a major coup. I also love being able to know when my messages have been received: now you can know for sure whether a person you’ve texted hasn’t got back to you because they legitimately didn’t get your message yet, or because they are intentionally ignoring you.

I do wish it was possible to send encrypted content to others who don’t also have CoverMe on their phone. However, CoverMe is free to download and free to use, and has no locked or hidden features that require paid upgrades. Best of all: no lame ads!

Conclusion and download link

If you want to do more to lock down your personal messages, phone calls, and media, CoverMe has…well…got you covered. Despite a few minor points worth quibbling over, this iOS security app is great for the paranoid, the aspiring secret agent, or anyone who works in a field where discretion is key.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 1.0.2

Requires iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, iOS version 5.0 or later

Download size: 11.3 MB

CoverMe on Apple App Store [3]