Ben Elliott · May 1, 2010 at 10:49 am

Hide Personal Texts with Private Message Filter v0.1 for Windows Mobile

XDA member mohitsapru has just released the first version of his newest application, which allows you to separate and password-protect SMS messages that contain sensitive information from the others in your inbox.

Unlike existing alternatives, mohitsapru’s new solution to the problem of having your text messages easily available to be read by your nosey friends intercepts the messages before they are even stored on your phone’s inbox. Instead, messages containing specific content or from specific contacts (as defined by lists you make from within the application) are stored in a secure folder elsewhere on the device, which may only be accessed by those who know the correct password. The app should also be faster and simpler than what’s currently available, and works so immediately that there shouldn’t even be a notification pop-up when such a message is received.

To download the .CAB, head to the original thread where you can also find a guide to installing and running the app for the first time.


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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above.
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