7 Phone Apps You Don’t Want Your Boyfriend To Have

October 27, 2011  |  
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For better or worse, cell phone technology continues to drastically change the way we do things and dating is far from immune. It used to be a guy got your number, then had to make that first nervous call to ask for a date. Now you’re more likely to trade a few text messages before a meet up.

And just as you’ve suspected, mobile technology makes it easier for men to play the game and really get over. When it comes to guys managing multiple women, phones really are smart. It was an inevitable development. Years ago your average player owned a small stack of paper, bound with glue, called a black book. While it allowed men to record details on his sexual exploits, it was an extraneous accessory that anyone could be privy to with a glance.

Then came the modern smartphone. A veritable database of contacts where a player can keep all your contact info, notes, pictures, along with a list of who you know thanks to social networks. Since its main function is for calling, having a smartphone doesn’t raise any red flags.

But any guy who’s got caught out there knows that smartphones aren’t perfect. You may not qualify yourself a tech-wizard, but you know how to track down information when you suspect something’s amiss. Between the long call logs, text messages, email and photos on a phone, smartphones can be incredibly incriminating.

But there’s an app for that. Actually, there are several. Read on for 7 apps you don’t want you boyfriend to have.


Leave it to Blackberry to make the 21st century version of a black book. This app does exactly what you imagine but improves on the idea with a password protected list. Say your man gets a call from a girl in BlackBook, instead of her name popping up on the screen, an smoke screen appears instead. Worst of all, you can’t find this app in his phone unless you know a secret code.


Like lots of technology, sly dial began somewhat with good intention. The pre-app version was simply a number to dial prior that connected you directly to someone’s voicemail. Now it’s an app and an easy way for a guy to not have to deal with his girl while he’s with his side piece. It goes down like this: You call him, then he calls you back–using Slydial. You get a voicemail, maybe several, which means he wasn’t iggin’ you at all. Yeah, right.

Fox Private Message

This is the mother of all trifling apps. They seem to have thought of something for every scenario. Scenario 1: you approach your boyfriend while he’s sexting someone else, he shakes the phone and Fox Private Message clears everything away. Scenario 2: He leaves his phone with you by accident. No sweat, he sends a text message pass code to the phone and “walah”, all of the illicit details get erased. Scenario 3: He says, “What you don’t trust me? Here,” then hands you the phone. You go right ahead and look through his email and text and what do you find? Nothing. Because whatever he doesn’t want you to see is in a hidden list of messages.

Private SMS & Call

It pretty much does what it’s called: creates a private list of text messages and call logs for those contacts that he specifies. Because this app is free on the Android market it is likely more used than some others.

Stocks App

Here’s an app that is not what it appears. As you’re scanning through his phone you glaze over what appears to be an app to track stocks, but it’s actually an app that hides pictures. Knowing is half the battle.


As if in rallying response to the Tiger Woods scandal, programmers created the TigerText app. If Tiger had been using it with his side pieces, he could have sent a text message, then recalled it (aka self-destruct texts) after it had been read. TigerText is designed to leave no trace of the trifling.


Clearly if you need worry about what your man is up to when he’s looking at his phone, there are much bigger problems in your relationship. But good game is good game. And sometimes you get played without even knowing you’re part of the game.

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