With the growing adoption of iDevices and other similar gadgets, mobile productivity solutions have become increasingly popular lately – making for a more productive workflow, even if the user is unable to make it into the office on time. While it's not very practical to write up a 10,000 word thesis on the iPad, mobile word processing apps come in handy when something needs to be documented on the go – at times when the full computer experience isn't available.
There are a ton of notepad and word processing apps in the App Store – which is great. But the obvious problem with typing something up on a mobile gadget, is the risk of someone easily stealing the device when it's laying around or simply turning it on and browsing through all those saved documents.
Mobile and Web developers, Apps Genius (News - Alert), today announced the release of its newest app – Private Book. Private Book provides a secure solution to taking notes on the go, and also offers an equally secure and private address book as well. It's not a full-fledged word processing program, but it's perfect for taking note of an address, upcoming schedule, grocery list – pretty self-explanatory; it's like a stack of post-it notes for iDevices.
It looks and feels a lot like the default Notes app for iOS, but with more of a cartoony, childish theme – not that it's a bad thing, but it's somewhat distracting, and maybe a little awkward. At the price of $0.99 though, it's a pretty cost-effective solution to keeping those notes secure. Another interesting feature that may prove useful is Private Book's ability to schedule the deletion of entries, which is a plus for the overall security and protection of data provided by the app.
“Private Book is designed to help users keep their notes and address books private in a time when the security of information is an ever-increasing concern. Its release also highlights our Company's ability to successfully create and market not only games that will keep people entertained, but also apps that aim to make their lives safer and easier,” said Adam Kotkin, CEO of Apps Genius.
Overall, Private Book is a pretty handy app for light notation and address book entries, but it's not exactly a bleeding edge, ultra-secure solution to trust sensitive data with. It's aimed at meeting the average end-user's note taking needs – and it does a great job at that.
Edited by Jennifer Russell