Anyone who knows me knows that I’m one of “those” people who’s paranoid about storing any important or personal info on a phone or the cloud. So storing credit card info on my iPhone is not very likely. But, something not very likely means it can still happen and I found myself inserting my CC info into this secure app Cards On Palm: Credit Cards Wallet & ATM Finder.
Inputting your important info into Cards On Palm is as easy as filling out a online form (hopefully that’s pretty easy for you). With each credit card, or debit card, you’ll input the pertinent info needed to make a purchase online. Account number, PIN, CVC, even the customer service number can be stored on your iPhone (or any iOS device). With the very intuitive UI it will take only minutes to set up each card. While this is all handy, it’s the security that is most important with this app and Cards On Palm has many settings to choose from.
How Cards On Palm: Credit Cards Wallet & ATM Finder keeps all of your personal info safe has me feeling more comfortable about storing this info on my iPhone. After you have stored all the important info you can activate the security settings you want and there are several to choose from. The most important one is setting up a password that will need to be entered whenever you open the app. If you so choose, you can have all of the info deleted after 15 missed password attempts. Say that you’re at a coffee shop and you’re worried about someone spying over your shoulder. Sure people like me may be paranoid but Cards On Palm’s got our backs. You can choose to have the PIN/CVC and the card number displayed or you can keep it hidden and see see only when you’re ready to have it displayed. It’s these security measures that ease my paranoia.
One last thing, Cards On Palm also includes a ATM finder that’ll show you a list and their distance. Sure you can do this in Apple’s maps app but the display here gives you easier to read destinations.
The Bottom Line: 8/10 (Great)
While deciding to store important info on your iPhone is your call, Cards On Palm eases most of my concerns with their amount of security settings.