Private Albums: Photo, Video Manager by Hedonic Software (Universal)
Released: Aug 3, 2010
Version: 2.3.1
Size: 4 MB
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Private Albums: Photo, Video Manager

Hedonic Software
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

Private Albums is the most advanced private photo and video manager in the App Store. Easily secure thousands of photos, videos, and documents. Play them back in full-screen slideshows with enhanced viewing controls.

See below for an extended feature list; here are some highlights not found in other apps:
+ Transfer photos, videos, and documents wirelessly from your computer or other mobile devices using web browser or Dropbox.
+ Create unlimited separate accounts with optional password, PIN, or TouchID protection, decoy passwords, and hack attempt actions.
+ Create hidden accounts that are only revealed with a secret gesture - no one will know you have anything to hide!
+ Create unlimited albums, nesting albums to any depth. Mix photos, videos, and documents in any album.
+ Create smart albums that populate themselves based on assignable titles, ratings, and keywords, or metadata such as date taken, last viewed, view count, media type, video duration, and more.
+ Instant title and keyword search.
+ Play slideshows of both photos and videos, including enhanced video controls like slow-mo and loop.
+ Hardware content encryption when data protection is enabled on device.
+ Boss button gesture to instantly hide what you're doing.
+ Much more!

Feature list:

Import & Export
+ Transfer wirelessly via Chrome, Safari, or Firefox browsers.
+ Transfer to/from a custom Dropbox folder.
+ Copy photos and videos to/from Photos, preserving EXIF metadata.
+ Transfer to/from your computer with iTunes.
+ Import and expand zip, RAR, CBZ, and CBR files.
+ Automatically match your Dropbox folders, Photos albums, or the folder structure of your zips and RARs!
+ Share to Twitter and Facebook.
+ Attach items to emails and texts.
+ Copy and paste.
+ Open items in other apps.

User Accounts
+ Create custom accounts with independent content, settings, and passwords.
+ Create hidden accounts that are only revealed with a secret gesture.
+ Each account can hold thousands of items.
+ Transfer between accounts.

+ Supports major image formats, animated GIFs, iOS video formats, and common documents formats: PDF, Office, etc.
+ Grid and list views.
+ Organize photos, videos, and documents into albums.
+ Customize album poster images.
+ Nest albums to any depth.
+ Smart albums auto-populate based on your criteria.
+ Order by drag-and-drop, or sort by title, media type, rating, import time, creation date, file size, resolution, aspect ratio, video duration, last viewed, or view count.
+ View metadata and edit titles, ratings, keywords.
+ Bulk assign titles, ratings, keywords.
+ Search instantly on titles and keywords.
+ Customize video thumbnails and extract stills from movie frames.

+ Mix photos and videos.
+ Pinch and double tap zoom.
+ Shuffle option.
+ Jump to any slide.
+ Loop, continue to next slide, or pause when videos end.
+ Remembers your place in videos over 5 minutes long.
+ 10 second video jump forward/back buttons - hold down to seek.
+ Slow and fast motion video playback.

+ Innocent name ("Albums") & icon on device.
+ Hidden accounts.
+ Hardware content encryption when data protection is enabled on device.
+ Add a password or PIN code to any account.
+ Login with TouchID on supported devices.
+ Assign a decoy password that leads to a decoy account.
+ Hack attempt actions: open decoy account or delete account after 5 failed password attempts.
+ Disable backups on any account.
+ "Boss button" gesture instantly hides activity.

What's new in version 2.3.1
- Modern appearance on iOS 7/8.
- Login with TouchID on supported devices.
- Import folder hierarchies through iTunes File Sharing.
- New albums are now always initially inserted in alphabetical order.
- Bug fixes
Our verdict: Good
  • + Private Albums: Photo, Video Manager is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + It is currently 50% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
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