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Hide My Secret! app review: censor your images

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Introduction

If you want to share your photos online but would like to keep certain areas hidden for your privacy then you’ll definitely want to check out Hide My Secret! for iPhone and iPad as it enables you to pixelate select regions of images.

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This is the first app of its kind that I’ve seen before, but unfortunately the developer hasn’t updated it since 2009 so if you’re using iOS 8 then you might find it a little temperamental because compatibility is likely to be an issue.

Censor Your Images

What we have here is a simple utility that you can use to censor specific regions of photos by pixelating them, making is a decent choice for obscuring private information on documents or simply hiding your identity in photos.

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This is very useful when you’re presenting bank statements, travel documents, or utility bills to as proof of identity or address for various purposes but don’t want the recipient to see unnecessary or sensitive information.

Blur areas of photos
Blur areas of photos

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Hide My Secret! enables you to adjust the pixel size as you see fit depending on the size of the area you want to censor and how obscure you would like it to be, plus you can crop and adjust the size of images to get things looking exactly how you want them.

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I like this app a lot but I would like to reiterate that it isn’t likely to be updated anytime soon, so check it out if you’re curious but don’t be surprised if it crashes or you experience a few bugs from time to time!

Easily pixelate images
Easily pixelate images

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Use this simple utility to censor specific regions of photos by pixelating them
  • Ideal for obscuring private information on documents or simply hiding your identity in photos
  • Pixel size can be fully customized based on the area you want to censor
  • Crop and adjust the size of images to get things looking exactly how you want them
  • Provides full support for both landscape and portrait orientations                         

Cons

  • Although I like the idea behind this app, please note that it hasn’t been updated since 2009 so it looks as if ongoing maintenance and support from the developer is going to be non-existent

Hide important details
Hide important details

Final Words

Hide My Secret! is a good app that has unfortunately fallen into disrepair due to lack of developer support, but if you can get it working consistently then I’d say it’s well worth keeping handy on your iPhone and iPad.

 

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MarkBangs

Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.