Private Place is an Android calculator app that hides a secure messenger behind the numbers


Developer: FahrbotDownload: Android
Category: SecurityPrice: Free / Paid

Calculators all do the same thing - they crunch numbers - and they do it well. This makes it pretty hard to differentiate your calculator - it's mostly a contest of who will come up with the prettiest design. Developer Fahrbot begs to differ, though. He created a purposefully uninspired, inconspicuous calc that doesn't seem to differ from the stock AOSP calculator. Nobody can suspect that under Private Place's barebones surface, you have a private SMS, MMS, and calls app!

The premise is simple enough - you add private contacts and contact them through a built-in secure dialer and messenger that obfuscates calls and messages. The private talk-ulator secures, sweeps, and blocks incoming calls, clears frequent and recent calls lists, and automatically backs up message & call history to Dropbox and Google Drive. As you may expect, Private Place encrypts all its app data, and is also 64-bit compatible, so future-proofing is ensured.

Private Place requires root access, which it uses to prevent Android from shutting it down by mistake. The app is ad-supported, and you're given a two day grace period where you won't be shown adverts. If you like the app, you can pay to remove ads and support the developer.

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3 Comments

4. gigigirl64

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 21, 2018

So...yet another app for spineless, lying sacks of doodie. Too bad this developer couldn't use his powers for good instead of evil. Life's too short, people. Live the truth.

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