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Kruptos (not a game) $0.99 --> FREE

06-20-2014, 02:24 PM
#1
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Kruptos (not a game) $0.99 --> FREE

It's not a game, but really useful for extra memory usage. It gets rid of unwanted data and files, for more space.

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kruptos-free-space-encryption/id661800424?mt=8

Last edited by GuyOnDrugs (GOD); 06-20-2014 at 03:26 PM.
06-20-2014, 03:20 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,558
I just got 300mb back with this, cheers.


Last edited by cloudpuff; 06-20-2014 at 03:33 PM.

06-20-2014, 04:10 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2013
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What's the difference between this and restarting your device or letting iOS give you your space back?
06-20-2014, 04:14 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blahdo View Post
What's the difference between this and restarting your device or letting iOS give you your space back?
I was wondering that myself. I hope it's faster and somehow does a better job. This app could be a life saver. I don't even have enough room to install it, lol!
06-20-2014, 04:24 PM
#5
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
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Originally Posted by blahdo View Post
What's the difference between this and restarting your device or letting iOS give you your space back?
What do you mean by letting ios give you your space back? I think this app removes files and data that gets left on your device by other apps and browsing online, sometimes uninstalled apps can leave stuff behind I think etc. I dunno for sure, hopefully someone who can explain stuff better than me comes along.

Edit, I used to use dr storage but often you could see the extra memory go back down as I used some apps, but so far this has stayed at 2.8gb free, up from 2.4 before I ran it an hour or so ago.

Last edited by cloudpuff; 06-20-2014 at 04:28 PM.
06-20-2014, 04:42 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2013
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What is all the encryption IAPS in this app? Does it remove or encrypt data? I'm confused with the purpose of this app..
06-20-2014, 04:48 PM
#7
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Exactly, I'm starting to think this might all be some kind of horse wash.
06-20-2014, 04:59 PM
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Joined: Aug 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gov View Post
What is all the encryption IAPS in this app? Does it remove or encrypt data? I'm confused with the purpose of this app..
My assumption, based in the App Store description, is that certain government sections require a minimal type of encryption, therefor different standards based on the field they work in. The main thing is I used to work for a government entity and they do not allow cellphones with cameras, so the point is moot having this app.
06-20-2014, 06:23 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by cloudpuff View Post
What do you mean by letting ios give you your space back? I think this app removes files and data that gets left on your device by other apps and browsing online, sometimes uninstalled apps can leave stuff behind I think etc. I dunno for sure, hopefully someone who can explain stuff better than me comes along.

Edit, I used to use dr storage but often you could see the extra memory go back down as I used some apps, but so far this has stayed at 2.8gb free, up from 2.4 before I ran it an hour or so ago.
When iOS runs out of space (or at least according to what it tells you under usage), it will automatically clean up temp files and cache to make more room.

Restarting the device also clears up some of the temp and cache.
06-20-2014, 06:25 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gov View Post
What is all the encryption IAPS in this app? Does it remove or encrypt data? I'm confused with the purpose of this app..
I think the encryption part only affects jail broken phones as you don't really get access to anything if you're not.

Also, why is it an 18mb download when it can be done in less that 2mb...