Monday, 20 December 2010
Pocket is an Android app which allows you to securely store all your sensitive data such as bank account details and passwords on your phone. Pocket is also useful for remembering all those bits and pieces of information in one place from frequent flier numbers to contact lens prescriptions.
Secure Your Information
Pocket is all about security. Many people still store their sensitive information under contacts, which can easily be seen if your phone falls into the wrong hands...ouch! When you use Pocket, your data is encrypted using the industry standard AES-256. Only you will be able to access your data via a master password. Even if you lose your phone your data will still be safe. For extra security, Pocket doesn't store your master password locally on the device, but rather as a SHA-512 hash. In addition, Pocket self-locks after a timeout period and clears the clipboard to ensure your data is protected.
Online Dropbox Backup
Pocket provides an option to automatically backup your wallet to your Dropbox account. All communication to Dropbox is over HTTPS and the data itself is encrypted so that even if your Dropbox account is compromised, your data is inaccessible without the master password.
If you are browsing this from your device you can get Pocket directly from the Android Market here or indirectly via Appbrain here.
The ad free PRO key can be found here (you still need the normal version installed) or via Appbrain here.
You can also view and edit your data from the convenience of a desktop with the new Pocket Desktop.
Download Windows Installer (version 1.5)
Download Executable Jar (version 1.5) (Windows/Mac/Unix)
If you have a question please ask it on the forum rather than emailing me. I probably won't respond to questions via email (especially if they are asked on the forum already).
Tim Clark and David Haines.
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