Be Discreet About Your Contacts with Hide-A-Caller

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3.5
Hide a Caller
Developer: Smash Software, LLC
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
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hide a caller iphoneI get it. Sometimes people need to be discreet when it comes to the contacts in their iPhones. Hide-a-Caller delivers what it promises: fake aliases for the names you want to hide.

Hide-a-Caller from Smash Software is great in theory, and it is free. It is a password-protected app, so only you can see the real names of your re-named contacts. I used it to hide a bunch of names in my iPhone contacts, and let it pick the new names for me. The default was set to boy names, so I switched the auto-create to use female names.

The names that Hide-A-Caller came up with were primarily Hispanic and Asian, so I needed to do some individual adjusting in order to fool someone who might be nosing through my iPhone. Hide-A-Caller Pro ($1.99) allows you to specify your preferred ethnicity in auto-create mode.

This issue raises a good question, though. If you are going to have to adjust the names anyway, why not just change them yourself in your contact book? Do you really need a program to do it for you? If you are hiding a whole pile of people, then maybe Hide-A-Caller can minimize your labor. I let Hide-A-Caller change the names for me but realized later the original photos that were attached to my contacts were still visible. Oops! Caught in the act!

Hide-a-Caller masks the names of contacts in your contact list, SMS, incoming calls and call history. It works as advertised. Perhaps Hide-A-Caller could have saved Eliot Spitzer's career. You need to decide if you want to use Hide-A-Caller or if you just want to make the name changes yourself. And if you have to think that hard about it, get out of that relationship, girl/dude! If you are sneaking around all the time, it probably ain’t worth it.

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  • craaze

    Faketext is a hot new app that allow you to hide your real text messages on your iPhone. Check it out at faketext.com, you can go there straight from your iPhone since it is a webapp and is free.