My Secret Folder is a content protection app that allows you to hide things like photos, videos, and even contacts behind a password. Obviously iOS already offers a password option, but this app takes security to the next level.

This title by Bright Artificial Intelligence is the perfect solution for folks who pass around their iDevices to friends and family or are just looking for that extra layer of protection. Regardless, this feature-packed application is definitely worth a look…

When you first launch My Secret Folder, you are greeted with a number pad to setup your pass code. Don’t worry, you can change this to a more contemporary entry called Dot Lock, which is similar to an Android-style pattern password.

Once you set your pass code, you are taken to the main screen where you can add your content. Tapping the + icon will bring up a menu that will allow you to create new photo/video albums, bookmark lists, notes, and contact lists — all of which are protected by your My Secret Folder password.

Photos and videos can be imported from your iDevice’s Camera Roll or captured from within the app itself, and the same goes for Contacts. Bookmarks can also be added from within the app via the built-in web browser. There’s even an internal text editor for taking private notes.

Now that you know what kind of content you can store, let’s get down to the heart of the app — protection. As aforementioned, My Secret Folders can be protected by either a PIN or a pattern-based password. You can even set a decoy pass code to throw off would-be hackers.

And for the really paranoid, the app also features a break-in log, which records every failed login attempt. Not only that, but the app can snap a photo of the intruder, and email you the snapshot along with the device’s GPS location — wow.

Overall, My Secret Folder performs exactly as advertised. It offers enterprise-level protection and tons of features (perhaps too many). If you’re looking for a way to password-protect content without locking down the rest of your device, you might want to check this out.

My Secret Folder is available in the App Store for both the iPhone and iPad for $0.99.

  • just purchased…

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if the photos are encrypted, but if they’re not, couldn’t someone just jailbreak your phone/iPod and find the files in the Documents folder inside the app’s folder in var/mobile/Applications? Someone should check this.

  • Dan

    I’ve tried this, but I’m kind of weary of transferring photos from my album to this app. What’s to say it won’t crash and wipe everything?

    Paranoid in me wonders, would the developer use this app to spy on buyers?

    What I really want is to be able to lock a folder, or simply lock my pictures. Hopefully they will fix locktopus tweak for OS5

  • Gdghgfgjy Ggjffv

    99 cents is pretty cheap for this app. There are similar apps like Lockdown Pro but are more expensive and aren’t as good as this one.

  • I need an app to lock my mail app and fb.

  • Michael Woo

    Dear Jeff

    I have an iPhone 4 on ios 5.0.1. I purchased My Secret Folder and installed it without any problems. Initially the app worked. Later on the app will not open anymore. Not even after a respring or a reboot. Even uninstalling and reinstalling will not work. I tried the app on an iPhone 3GS on ios 5 and the app does not work too. Any suggestions? Thanks

    • I’m having the same problem as you. I installed the app and used it successfully for months. One day it quit working completely. The app opens. It crashes and closes. I transferred every picture and video on my phone into it and unless someone can help me, they are all lost. I’ve tried absolutely everything except jailbreaking it, does anyone have any suggestions.

      I’m running OS 4.02 on a 3GS and I can’t update the OS because iTunes wants to sync first and the sync wants to replace my phone library with my iTunes library which is not current! I feel like I’m f*cked!!!

      Were you able to find a fix for this at all? Desperate!

  • disqus_QrGzieV3Mp

    i dont know what to do i put my pics in and everything has run smoothly for a few months now i cant access them ?? if i “select” then a tick shows up as though they are still there but i just dont see them ? HELP !!