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Kibo app review: protect your privacy with secret messaging

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Introduction

Kibo by Group Logic, Inc. is an innovative new keyboard app for Apple devices that helps protect your privacy. In today’s world it seems we’re always online, but most of us don’t do a lot to protect our privacy on our devices. We type away, sending messages back and forth across the planet, completely oblivious to whomever might be eaves dropping on our conversation. Unfortunately with the rise in influence of groups such as anonymous and various other hacker groups this is a real threat that we should be doing more to combat. This is where an app like Kibo comes in.

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This app adds a keyboard to your Apple device which allows you to send secret messages to friends, family, and business partners that no one else can see with a cursory examination of your device. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Kibo - Hide your messages in any messenger with a secret keyboard

Free

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There are dozens and dozens of keyboard apps available for the iPhone and iPad. If you take a quick glance around the App Store you’ll see exactly what I mean. There are even a few other privacy keyboard apps that are direct competitors of Kibo, but not too many which are free so that’s a big plus for Kibo. There’s nothing fancy about this app, it’s simple and it works – don’t expect a lot of bells and whistles.

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The interface of the actual app itself is pretty straightforward including some basic tools for changing some settings and a handy user’s guide that explains how this app is intended to fully integrate with your device as an additional keyboard. There are no ads or in-app purchases to deal with as this is a completely free app – just a simple, clutter free interface. Kibo will require 26.5 MB of available space on your iOS device.

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How it Works

The first time you open up the app you will be walked through a step by step guide of how to get the app working on your device. Essentially it works like any other keyboard app on an Apple device – you have to enable it in the settings of your device and allow it full access to work. Once you’ve done this you’ll be able to turn it on or off just like any other keyboard by tapping on the globe icon on your keyboard and selecting the Kibo keyboard. Then all you have to do is type your message and tap on the text icon to the right of your space bar and the app will disguise your text with a secret message. It can only be viewed by another person using the app that you’ve given the password to decode the message. Some say that this makes it one of the best sexting apps

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What makes this app cool is its simplicity. To unlock the hidden message you use a password that’s a simple swipe pattern – it’s easy, and it’s quick. If you want to turn off the keyboard you just tap on the globe icon again and choose a different one.

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Kibo - Hide your messages in any messenger with a secret keyboard

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • No ads or in-app purchases
  • Fully integrates into you device as a keyboard
  • Simple pattern swipe passwords
  • Includes a user’s guide
  • Works as advertised

Cons

  • Must give the app full access to your device to work properly

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Final Words

Kibo is a simple keyboard app that allows you to protect your conversations by disguising what you type. The only way someone can decipher your message is if they have the app themselves and they know the password to unlock the message. It’s simple,  it works, and it could become your go-to sexting chat app

Kibo - Hide your messages in any messenger with a secret keyboard

Free
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.