Last Updated on July 8, 2015 by Tim
Cloaks is an app that helps you protect your sensitive photos from snooping eyes.
When you Cloak a photo, it is split into pieces that are randomized to camouflage the caption. Each image is Cloaked using a different algorithm, which is subsequently encrypted, meaning that the risk of a leak is extremely low.
You can select the number of squares that your image is split into, or “CloakSecurity,” by default or per image, from 2 (just a reshuffle) to 10000 (you’re gonna need pretty good eyes to decode it!). Each image is Cloaked using a different algorithm, meaning that the risk of hacking is very low.
Your Cloaked images are stored by default inside the app. You can easily select favorites and create or modify albums as you move along.
Your Cloaks are protected by a 5-digit passcode that will be required of you every time you open the app.
As opposed to competing solutions, Cloaks has been designed assuming that private images WILL occasionally end up in the wrong hands (read: eyes). This is why they manipulate the original image rather than simply mask or hide it in another location. Also, Cloaks never saves the original, but only temporarily renders it on the screen.