ezVault, developed by Colorado Code Works, is an easy-to-use and effective app that securely stores your private information (such as usernames, passwords, and contacts) in its AES-256 encrypted vault.
Worried about the rise in identity theft and having your personal accounts hacked? ezVault vows to keep the information that you store within it safe from any unwanted viewing.
ezVault is essentially an app that stores: phone numbers, email contacts, websites (including logins info), system login info, and addresses. It features a solid encryption that would make it hard for anyone to break through to access your information.
ezVault includes a time-out feature where the app will self-close after a user-set period of time has passed, thereby reducing the risk of it being accessed by a third party when you accidentally leave your phone at the coffee shop.
Users can create their own vaults within ezVault to better categorize their entries. A particularly neat feature in ezVault is that it prevents other apps from viewing the information contained in it, even if you have allowed those apps certain permissions.
ezVault also has an import feature that enables you to easily bring your data into one of its vaults.
Overall, ezVault is a unique app in that it locks out unwanted access to your contact info and login info from people as well as other apps. So if you’re constantly worried about your Android’s security, you might want to check it out.
Appearance and Layout
The appearance and layout of ezVault seems rather plain and unimpressive. However, once you tap your menu button, dozens of options appear and the complexity of ezVault suddenly skyrockets.
Thankfully there is a tutorial page that appears when you open the app, and it helps tremendously in figuring out how to use ezVault.
Overall, the appearance (e.g. the color scheme) is plain and we think it is a little rough. We’d recommend that the developers smooth out the appearance and layout to make it more visually appealing and simple to use.
That last point is not a trivial one. Aesthetics are critical for an app and will have a big impact on downloads and, for many users who eschew text, usability. The developers have built a solid technical foundation but now they need to dress it up to take it to the next level.
ezVault is free for the first 15 day trial period, and then costs $1.99 in an in-app purchase via Google Play.
At less than 0.5 MB, ezVault certainly doesn’t take up much space and it might save you a huge hassle later in life if your devices were to be hacked or infected.
Bottom line is that although it would benefit from a visual makeover, ezVault does its job quite well.
Is it worth the $1.99? We’ll leave that up to you to decide. Let us know what you think!
ezVault requires Android 3.0 and up. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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