Locktopus is a new applications that will let you password protect specific applications directly from the springboard.

After creating a password in Locktopus, you will be able to protect an application with this password by tapping and holding the app icon and wait until they start wiggling. Then tap the little “lock” badge on the app icon. Next time you try to launch this app, it will ask for the password.

Locktopus is available in Cydia for $2. I haven’t tried this app so I don’t know how it compares to the free LockDown app, which basically does the same thing. If you try it, please let us know how you like it.

  • Nice, this app it’s awesome.

  • c_axis

    If you actually tried Locktopus, you would see that it is superior to LockDown, which doesn’t even support 4.0. Locktopus doesn’t have a standalone app, and there is no respring required. All locking/unlocking is done directly from the home screen.

  • zeb

    I have tried this but I prefer “iProtect” which I’ve been using since my 3G and now on an iPhone 4

  • Rainrose

    love it! 🙂

  • griff

    @zeb is right , iProtect is just as good and its free if u get it from sinfuliphone repo or xsellize

  • D-P

    I like locktopus, but the thing i don’t like about it is that you can’t disable/enable all locked apps in one command. I prefer LockDown’s numeric code rather than Locktopus’ full character code, as the numbers are easier if security isn’t the reason you got the app 😉

  • Dan Buhler

    I bought this app. Like D-P said though, I wish I could have just a numeric code. It’s easy enough to get around, why have a complicated password.

  • Hackademic

    how do I unlock a locked app? Pressing and holding the small lock icon doesn’t seem to work