Our application is designed to support Android versions Lollipop 5.0 API 21 and above.
- Access the Settings of the app, Contact us and open the Help Center
- Access the Getting started section
- Add to your Managers
- The "Set up your app" card
- The "Get to know your app" card
- The amount of data you shared
- The type of data you shared
- Your Digital Footprint
Where can I find it?
The Dashboard is the first page you will see when you open your app. From your Managers, it is accessible from the navbar.
The Dashboard is symbolized by an icon with four stacked rectangles
To access the Dashboard from your Managers:
- Tap on the Dashboard logo
The first time you open your Dashboard, you won’t see any relevant information. This is normal. The Dashboard works in the background aggregating information and will start showing interesting information as soon as you start browsing and using our tool.
Actions from the Dashboard
In the Settings, you will find:
- Functionalities you can manage (Biometric authentication, Smartfield Icon or Autofill feature)
- Your preferences about security
- You "My Account" page
- View your profile information
- Change/Reset your Master Key
- Log out from all sessions
- Delete your account
- Access to the Getting Started section of the app
- Contact us
- Help center
- About us
- Log out
The Getting started section of the app is where you will find interactive tutorials and videos to help you take full advantage of your new privacy tool. Go have a look regularly to see what's new, find tips and tricks and browse new content. The video gallery lists all the "how-to" videos, even the ones for devices you may not have installed Privowny App on yet. Go there and see all the great opportunities to synch Privowny App over your multiple devices.
You will be able to access your Managers and perform a few useful quick actions directly from the Dashboard:
- Quickly create a new account in your Password Manager by tapping on the button in the “Passwords” mini card
- Quickly generate a new alias by tapping on the button in the “Aliases” mini card
- Quickly enter a new piece of data manually and save it in your Data Manager by tapping on the button in the mini card entitled “Data left online”
The Dashboard's cards
The "Set up your app" card
In order to give its best, you need to set up your app so it can be granted some permissions from your phone. If you haven't fully completed the setup of your app right after installing it as prompted, then the top part of the Dashboard will display a card that is a shortcut to go and finish the setup. Being able to finish the setup from here as well as from the Settings serves as a reminder that the app is not fully operational yet, which is necessary to take advantage of all the apps' functionalities.
A card allowing you to quickly access the "Getting started" section of the app is also displayed on the Dashboard and will remain there until you tap on the cross. Don't forget that you can always access this section of the app by tapping on the rocket icon (top right corner of the header). this section includes interactive tutorials and all our "how to" videos.
Understanding the Dashboard statistics
The Dashboard gathers information about your digital footprint and shows you a recap of your online behavior and how it impacts your privacy and the personal data you leave behind.
The data and Digital Footprint portions of the Dashboard use the data collected by the Privowny App Browser Extension (on your Chrome or Firefox desktop browser). If you choose NOT to let us collect the data you leave behind at the same time websites do or don’t use the Privowny App Browser Extension on your computer, then these graphs will be empty.
You can decide to grant that permission for all the websites you visit by switching the "Data Collection" toggle in the Data Manager's header in the Privowny App browser extension. You can also do this directly from the Main Menu or the Toolbar for the site you are currently on.
The strength of your passwords
This graph shows a quick view of the passwords that are stored in your Password Manager and sorts them in order to let you see at a glance how strong they are. If you notice a weak one, we advise that you go to the website you left it with and follow their "forgot password" procedure. You will then be able to use the Smartfield icon or the Autofill feature depending of your app configuration/version to generate a strong new one for you. You won't have to remember it as it will be stored securely in your Password Manager and will be retrieved thanks to your Master Key whenever you need it.
Your Master Key is a sequence of characters that you created and that you and only you know. It is used to decrypt the sensitive data stored in your Managers. You are it's only guardian, we truly have no access to it (and therefore can't misuse it our put it at risk), so make sure to keep it safe and not lose it or your encrypted data would stay in gibberish form forever. The good news is: this is the only password you now need to remember!
Your most active aliases
Aliases generated by Privowny App are listed in the Alias Manager which keeps track of how many emails they receive and who sends them. This graph will let you know which of the aliases you created are generating the most traffic to your inbox. The ones at the top of the list are not necessarily the worst offenders since you may have created them for the very purpose to receive daily briefings for example; but you will soon notice some usual traffic for aliases that were not created to this kind of purpose. Go have a look at the Alias Manager and you'll be able to investigate. The alias may have been sold or shared to a serial marketer website, or leaked, or hacked... In any case you will have the opportunity to block it (or just the offending senders) from there with just the switch of a toggle.
The amount of data you shared
From the first day you use Privowny App, and only if you wish us to do so, we will keep track of the data you share online, aggregate the numbers, and present them in a graph on your Dashboard.
The type of data you shared
It can be interesting to see the kind of data you left behind. We decided to cherry-pick the most sensitive ones (email addresses, phone numbers, passwords, and credit card numbers) and let you know with one look how many of them are out there. These are the pieces of sensitive data you entrusted companies with (you chose to share these at some point).
Your Digital Footprint
One of the ways the internet profiles you is by aggregating information about your browsing activities: sites you visit, searches you perform, etc. The Dashboard does the same thing but for your benefit. You can now have an insider’s look at the way you are portrayed online. It might take a couple of days before you start seeing keywords gathering. Keep on browsing and come back later!