Encrypto in Review – Protecting your Photos from International Spies & Nosey Friends

encrypto1Ever been on a Top Secret Covert Operation behind enemy lines where you are  just moments from being captured by a brutal enemy who will stop at nothing to get photos of your wife and kids that you have strategically placed on your iPhone or iPod Touch? With so many of us having been in this position at one time or another, I believe we’ve all had the same thought cross our minds: “I wish there was an application I could use to protect those I love at this very moment.” Worry no longer. That application is here; your family and friends will always be safe thanks to Readdle.

Encrypto is a simple yet effective way to protect your photos from being seen by the wrong pair of eyes, regardless if you are a Secret Agent or someone who works in an office with individuals who have no understanding of the word privacy.

After initial installation of Encrypto, you will be asked to create and confirm a password of your choosing. Then you will be taken to the main screen which will display photos from your iDevice’s photo library. There is a small combination lock at the top right corner of each photo. Go through and touch the lock of the pictures you want hidden from prying eyes. The lock will close and the words Top Secret will be placed over them to let you know the application is working.

encrypto3From inside the Encrypto application you are able to see the photo underneath the Top Secret symbol. This makes it easy for you to go through later and determine if you are ready for particular pictures to become declassified without having to unlock each one. Those pictures accessed from your photo album will be covered by a gray film with the emblem,”Top Secret.” Mission Accomplished!

Although the application recognizes and pulls in all photos taken from your iDevice camera, it does not appear to recognize any screenshots you may have taken with your device. For those photos you will have to select the “safe” symbol at the bottom of the main page which will take you to your photo library. You simply select the photos that weren’t originally pulled into the program to import them. This will give you two sets of screenshots in your photo library requiring you to lock the photos it recognizes (so you know which ones they are) from the imported and delete the ones it doesn’t. You are then able to freely lock or unlock the ones now in your library. This may sound like a small gripe, but when the application is simple, it is a factor that stands out. Hopefully this will be corrected in a future update.

encrypto2Overall if you are looking for a way to protect photos you have on your device from international spies or nosey friends, you can’t go wrong with Encrypto. I recommend you “Grab it!”


App Summary
Title: Encrypto (v1.0) Developer: Readdle
Price: $1.99 App Size: 0.4 MB
  • Password protection of personal photos for your idevice from spies, coworkers, and friends.
  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Unable to initially recognize screenshot captures from your iDevice, requiring double the work when adding and protecting them.


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