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    In some social situations, you want to show off the interesting games, or any interesting apps to your friends. Then they always lend the phone to give it a try. At this moment, you start to worry that your secrets or confidential information are in Gmail, Messaging, facebook, Money Manager, and Calendar.

    There is one interesting protection app called LockMyApps can help solve this embarrassment :rolleyes: . After you start the service of LockMyApps, as your friend unexpectedly/intentionally open the sensitive apps, and then LockMyApps uses the stop or pause mechanism to protect these apps.

    These apps seems to be broken, and won’t ask your friend what’s the password. So your friends may not know you have already intended to protect some apps if you hide the status icon. :thinking::thinking::thinking:

    Besides, if the kid uses the phone, you can use LockMyApps to lock the Dialer.

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    http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.LockMyApps.Pro

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    I prefer tasker. It locks apps the same way and does sooo much more!
     
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    In many social situations, we want to share the interesting apps to our friends ASAP. Only 3 clicks, it can share the running app so quickly. So it won't waste time to find the exact one from the long list apps. ;)

    AppQuickShare provides 4 ways: QR code, Email, Messaging, and Facebook.

    Free Download : http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.AppQuickShare

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    Hi

    Can anyone tell me if there is a lockable note app around. Im trying to sort out the dreaded Christmas list and tend to make notes as I remember them however my hubby peeks sometimes so want to hide things lol


    Can anyone help please

    Thanks x
     
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    There are a couple of apps I would consider, but I'm not sure they fit the bill exactly:

    Evernote:

    Evernote - Android app on AppBrain

    This is a cloud based note service which allows you to create notes from all sorts, especially on a desktop PC client, but you need to create an account and the editing function on the phone is a bit limited. The beauty of this is that it syncs everything to the cloud so you can access the same information regardless of which device you use to access it. You can encrypt individual notes (ie. password protect them) on the desktop version, but I'm not sure how this translates on the phone app.

    The other one worth considering is Keepass:

    KeePassDroid - Android app on AppBrain

    This is primarily designed for storing passwords, but I'm sure it could handle a Christmas card list as well. It's very secure (depending on the password you use!), but does not offer a facility to sync data to your desktop unless you use it conjunction with another application like Dropbox...

    Starter for 10 anyway...

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    That's brilliant, thank you
     
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    As you may install a lot of android apps, but only few apps are useful. So you need a quick tool to uninstall apps.:cool:


    Only 3 clicks, you can uninstall / remove the running app. It will save your time to try other interesting apps :D


    Download it from: http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.QuickUninstall

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    As you may install a lot of android apps, but only few apps are useful.:mad: So you need a quick tool to uninstall apps.:p


    Only 3 clicks, you can uninstall / remove the running app. It will save your time to try other interesting apps :) :rolleyes:



    Download it from: http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.QuickUninstall

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    LockMyApps works well on froyo. It not only locks the apps, but performs like a broken app, ha...others won't think the apps have been locked:D
     
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    I have downloaded this app, it is so good for the sneaky eyes of my friends. haha...awesome app! LockMyApps!!:eek:

     
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    This app now supports two additional functions.

    1. Support share the running app to Twitter.
    2. Support copy the download link to the clipboard.

    *Easy & Fast way to share apps with your friends.*

     
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    [First authentication]
    It needs the password for passing the authentication. If you haven't set it, just click Confirm button.
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    [main frames]
    *Select apps
    *Set password
    *Set details
    *Start LockMyApps
    *Stop LockMyApps
    *Show Locked Apps
    *Share comments/review
    If you press menu button, you can see additional functions:
    *Notice and About
    *Share app with friend
    *FAQ
    *Check Update
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    [Select Apps]
    You can select tha apps you want to lock. If the app is selected, it appears a small icon in the left side.

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    Click Back button, it has two options to do:
    *Save and Start Service
    *Only Save

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    [Set Password]

    As you enter LockMyApps or Stop the service, you will be asked the password.

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    r to choose.
    *Beep
    *Show icon on the status bar : check this, then your friend won't know what happend.
    *Autorun after reboot
    *Start with quit the app

    [Start LockMyApps/Stop LockMyApps]
    As you start the serivce, there is an icon on the status bar. You can stop the service from it with the correct password. As your friend click the apps you have locked before, she/he can't operate the app then.

    [Show Locked Apps]
    You can see the list of locked apps

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    [Share Comments]
    You can share your own comments or see others' comments.

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    or Catch note, its free and syncs with a web version, you can lock it with a pin code.
     
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    You can try to use LockMyApps to lock the note app.
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    LockMyApps add a nice feature: it lists the suggested apps, such as : gmail/facebook/Messaging/Contacts/Setting.

    So the user can lock these personal apps quickly.:eek:
     
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    Append the screenshot of this feature::eek:

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    it adds a new feature:Stop with Leaving the app. And then it can save the user's time.
     
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    An interesting feature called "Funny Theme" has been added to the LockMyApps Pro. As your friend clicks the locked app, it will only show the selected funny theme, and your friend may feel happy even she/he can't open the locked apps. :D

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    Looks like a good app. If you're also worried about people reading sensitive messages, or you have some racy pictures, private info (such as credit card info, passwords etc) you should try 'Hidden'. It's a relatively new app, only
     
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    LockMyApps supports Moto Droid X and Samsung Galaxy tab now.
     
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    LockMyApps provides new features, you can download it from
    http://market.android.com/details?id=com.LockMyApps.Pro

    Please give it a try. :D

    *Logging what locked apps were clicked.

    Three protection mechanisms as anyone clicks the locked apps:
    *Back to the home desktop directly
    *Show the holidays photos
    *Show the Fake Error Message

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