Picaboo, New Photo Exchange Application from AnchorFree, Bypasses Cloud Storage for Secure and Private Photo Sharing

Users now can instantly share hundreds of photos securely without
uploading them anywhere

the global leader in consumer security, privacy and internet freedom,
today announced Picaboo,
a free secure and private photo sharing app for Android and iOS
smartphones that allows users to instantly share hundreds of photos with
one click, without having to upload the photos anywhere. Picaboo users
can share up to 300 photos at a time without uploading or storing the
pictures in the public cloud or any social networking site. The photos
are transferred securely from the user’s phone to their friend’s phone.

While other photo sharing or messaging apps can limit photo sharing to
10-20 pictures at a time and have slow upload speeds, Picaboo allows
users to select individual photos or whole albums – up to 300 photos –
with virtually no wait time for uploading and sharing.

Picaboo comes with the following features:

  • Fast Photo Sharing: Picaboo was specifically designed to share large
    number of photos instantly, within seconds, way faster than WhatsApp,
    Facebook, or iMessage
  • No Cloud Storage: Photos stay on your phone and are not stored in the
  • Easy Photo Transfer: Photos are transferred between you and your
    friends’ phones
  • Secure Exchange: Sharing photos via Picaboo is more secure than
    uploading them to social apps like Facebook or Snapchat. Your photos
    belong to you and are not uploaded or stored anywhere. Only you and
    your friends have access to the photos you want to share.
  • Private Photo Collections: Allow private access to photos you select
    and only to friends you choose
  • Multiple Recipients: Share photo albums with multiple friends at once

Picaboo is designed for the following use cases:

  • Party Pictures: Had an epic party with a bunch of different people
    taking pictures? Share and exchange photos with your closest friends
    without having to worry about your boss or mom seeing them and without
    uploading them anywhere.
  • Trip Photos: Went on a trip with five close friends and have hundreds
    of photos on your phones? You can share and exchange them via Picaboo
    so that what happened on vacation, stays on your phone and is only
    shared with the people you wish. Sharing photos with your friends on
    your trip is easy – share hundreds of photos with one click, without
    uploading or sending your photos anywhere.
  • Family Photos: Don’t worry about everyone on Facebook or Instagram
    seeing embarrassing photos from your family holiday. Only share with
    your family members the memories of your trips and special events.
  • Baby Photos: Don’t be THAT person that over shares tons of baby photos
    on Facebook. And keep photos of your children private from strangers
    that may download your pictures without your consent. Share them
    privately with Picaboo.
  • Professional Photographers: Securely allow your clients to proof your
    photographs on the go with Picaboo. No passwords needed, you can
    safely send your clients photos to preview then remove access after
    you’re done.

“We want to put users in control of their photos and their data. Sharing
with close friends does not have to mean giving up on your privacy and
having to upload your personal photos to a public cloud or Facebook,”
said David Gorodyansky, founder and CEO of AnchorFree.

“At AnchorFree, our mission is to provide secure access to the world’s
information for every person on the planet, we created Picaboo to
provide users with more control and more choice over easy, fast, and
secure ways to share. All of our apps were built on our secure Hotspot
Shield platform, ensuring privacy and security, and trusted by over 500
million users,” added Gorodyansky.

Picaboo uses encrypted VPN technology to allow users to invite friends
and family to securely view photos stored on the user’s own mobile
device, without uploading or permanently storing the photos in the
cloud. The app is optimized for sharing a large amount of photos at once
and reduces cellular data usage often required for uploading or viewing.
Users can create photo albums and share the albums with multiple friends
at once. Picaboo is also built on AnchorFree’s industry-leading VPN,
Hotspot Shield, so all photos are encrypted to ensure secure and private
sharing and viewing.

Download Picaboo in the iTunes
App store
or the Google
Play store

About AnchorFree

AnchorFree’s mission is to provide secure access to the world’s
information for every person on the planet. AnchorFree’s Hotspot
Shield VPN application
is the world’s largest Internet freedom and
personal privacy platform. Downloaded and trusted by more than 500
million users across mobile devices and computers; Hotspot Shield is the
starting point, for mobile and Web access, making all applications and
websites secure, private and accessible.

Funded by $63 million from Goldman Sachs and other blue chip investors,
AnchorFree is focused on bringing online privacy and freedom to the next
billion internet users. AnchorFree is growing by six million new
downloads of Hotspot Shield per month and is on track to reach one
billion user downloads in the coming years.


104 West Partners for AnchorFree
Brian Mast, brian.mast@104west.com