Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get started with iFilebox?
- How does iFilebox safeguard my data?
- Why did iFilebox drop encryption?
- How does the iFilebox passcode relate to the iPhone/iTouch passcode?
- How do color assignments work with folders?
- Can I set my own font and color for my notes?
- Can I email a note?
- When I'm viewing a note what do the circled arrows at the bottom mean?
A: iFilebox is not just another notes app. It organizes information similar to the way people have been doing so for years; in a filing cabinet. To add information to iFilebox, you start by creating a folder. In the folder you create notes. Folders are indexed alphabetically. Notes are displayed in the order you create them. You can get to a particular note by tapping it's folder, then tapping it's title, or you can use iFilebox's Search capability to get to it directly.
iFilebox has no inherent limitations on the amount of information it can contain; it is limited only by the available memory in the particular device your using.
A: There are two levels of protection offered by iFilebox. Either at the time you create a folder, or after, you can add a 4-digit passcode to lock its contents, similar to the way you can lock your device when you assign it a passcode. In addition, Apple has provided a further enhancement to the iPhone operating system to protect data and iFilebox has engaged this feature. Rather than repeating the details of this feature click support.apple.com/kb/HT4175 for further details.
A: It was proving too problematic. The problem comes down to a policy issue regarding how Apple manages the entity used to keep the keys needed for encryption. This policy issue can be seen in Apple's documentation at support.apple.com/kb/HT4946 under the section iTunes will back up the following information. This section is a series of bullet items one of which discusses the Keychain. It is the Keychain where Apple keeps encryption keys and you will note there that they impose untenable conditions regarding the migration of the Keychain that directly affects the movement of the encryption keys when iFilebox data is moved. How many users actually know of this HT4946 document and the bullet discussing the restriction of maintaining encrypted backups in iTunes to allow for the migration of the Keychain?
However, all is not lost. Both Apple's iCloud service and Dropbox use strong encryption in both the transmission and storage of data. See iCloud and encryption for Apple's position on using encryption with it's iCloud service, and Dropbox and encryption for the Dropbox position on using encryption with it's services. iFilebox offers the use of either iCloud or Dropbox for syncing your iFilebox data between different devices, and their use of strong encryption should ensure the privacy of your iFilebox data.
A: Essentially, they are independent. iFilebox uses the same 4-digit passcode technique to lock folders as the iPhone uses to lock the device. If you choose unique 4-digit passcodes for both your device and folders, it would take some serious guessing for anyone to get to the information contained in notes guarded by a double-passcode sequence.
A: Color assignments apply to notes. Think of choosing a color as choosing from a selection of colored notepads. iFilebox has a default color that, if unchanged, applies to all new notes. However, if you assign a color to a folder, that color will apply to all new notes created within that folder. Any note created within a folder adopts the current color of that folder. Like all other characteristics of folders and notes, color settings are preserved across iFilebox runs.
A: Yes. When you launch iFilebox, tap the Help tab and you will see a section labelled Settings. Tap the Default Note Font to select the font and size you prefer. Tap Save to save these settings as your new default font settings. Any note you create from here on will use these new settings. You can override these settings by choosing a different font and size when you view a particular note.
The same holds for choosing a default color. Tap Default Note Color to choose a default color for your notes. You can tailor any folder by assigning a color different than the default. Any notes in that folder will adopt the color set for that folder.
A: Sure can. When you are viewing a note there will be an envelope icon at the bottom. Tap this icon to turn that note into an email, enter a To address, and tap Send.
A: When you have more than one note in a folder these arrows allow you to page through those notes. Tap the right arrow to go forward through your notes, tap the left arrow to go backward through your notes.