August 21, 2014

Find which apps are using the most permissions with F-Secure App Permissions [App of the Day]

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Just about every time you install a new app, there is a page of permissions that you “should” read. If you’re like some of us, you find yourself clicking OK and just skipping through it. But what if you skip over something important? App Permissions is here to help with your application permission needs.

Once the app is installed, you’ll see a few different columns with helpful information like which apps can cost you money, impact battery, and see your personal information. Click on an application, and tap View Permissions. It will show a giant list of permissions that the app requires to be installed on your device. If you’re in a certain category, the permission that put it in its category will be highlighted in pink.

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For instance, why would Hangouts be able to read my personal information? It can read contacts, read SMS messages, and store account information, all highlighted in pink. It’s super helpful, especially if you’re unsure of which permission does what.

You can filter applications by the number of permissions, or by category. You can even jump right into the Application Settings page or uninstall right from inside the app.

It offers a simple, clean interface, and should be installed by anyone who is concerned about their security. Check out App Permissions in the Play Store!