Whether you are the sole user of your Android device or you share a tablet with friends and family, security is something that should always be one of your top priorities.
This is mainly because your device usually contains apps or information that you wouldn’t necessarily want other people getting into, either accidentally or on purpose.
This is not only about risque content, but also everyday content such as banking apps, password apps, business documents, apps specific for your job and more.
Super AppLock lets you easily lock individual apps, files, photos, and more so that only those who should have access do have access.
Developed by IriverPrivacyApps, this free security app is one that you should definitely try even if you don’t share your device on a regular basis.
Concept and Functionality
One of the things I really like about Super AppLock is the fact that the app is almost effortless to set up. Initially you have to create a pattern lock code, just like your typical Android lock screen. Once that is set up, you can begin individually selecting apps to lock, tweaking features, and more.
I took Super AppLock on a fairly thorough field test and found that the app does a pretty good job of protecting what it’s supposed to, and my Nexus 7 seemed to handle everything pretty well. I did notice that once in a blue an app opened without prompting for a password, but this happened very infrequently.
I also like the fact that users can choose from an assortment of ways to protect the app even further, such as a fake fingerprint scanner. Personally I think this is less of a security measure and more of a humorous function because the fake scanner disappears after a couple of seconds and the actual passcode prompt screen appears.
While Super AppLock certainly isn’t the first app of its kind, I did find a few extra features that help to set it apart from other apps in the category.
One of the things that makes Super AppLock really stand out from the crowd is the fact that users can choose from a wide variety of themes, giving them quite a few customization options.
The developers of Super AppLock recently added a feature that takes a selfie of anyone who tries to crack the app’s passcode or pattern lock, which is a great extra feature for anyone who would like to catch people trying to access protected apps without permission.
Super AppLock is available to download from Google Play for free. I couldn’t find any in-app purchases, and extra themes also seem to be free to download and use.
Overall, Super AppLock is a pretty solid security app that seems to do everything that it promises.
Aside from the rare hangup and passphrase skipping, everything seems to be in order. Even if you find that the app isn’t right for you, you’re certainly not out of any money.
Super AppLock (privacy guard) requires Android 3.0+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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