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Timelock poses as an alarm clock, hides an encrypted vault for pics and videos

TimeLock is a new free app designed to work as an unassuming alarm clock app, but secretly it hides an encrypted vault for your sensitive photos and videos.

Published onFebruary 12, 2014


There’s some things that in life that are better off kept private, and sometimes that can include certain pics or videos on your Android device.

Now you could just make sure your lockscreen is password protected, but what if you are in a situation where you need to share your Android device — or are simply looking to not arouse suspicion? There are a number of ways to hide or protect private files, but the new TimeLock app from ProtectStar offers a pretty creative way to do it.

TimeLock is obviously not for everyone, but ProtectStar could come in handy in select situations.

At first glance, TimeLock is a regular old clock with a digital and analog design that also features an alarm function. Using a four digit passcode that utilizes the clock hands, however, you can unlock a vault that features AES 256-Bit encryption and is designed to keep your videos and photos safe from prying eyes.

Videos and photos can be viewed directly from the vault, without leaving any evidence of their playback or viewing on other Android apps. Furthermore, the app has “integrated ProtectStar iFile” technology, which allows you to drag and drop files on your PC via an Internet browser web console and it will then securely tuck them away into the vault.

TimeLock is obviously not for everyone, but ProtectStar could come in handy in select situations, such as if you’re secretly a Bielber and are looking to hide the evidence by securely locking away your copy of “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” so know one will ever know. (Been there.. I mean.. what?) We suppose it could be useful for hiding your sordid photos and movies as well.

Although it would have been nice to have support hiding other types of photos in the vault, this is still a fairly nice app, especially considering its completely free — not even an ad in sight. To check out the app for yourself, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play.

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