Is Macrodroid safe?

rawa

New member
When turning on Accessibility for "MacroDroid UI Interaction", it shows
MacroDroid Ul Interaction needs to:
Observe text that you type (Includes personal data such as credit card numbers and passwords).
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So My main concern - Is it always observing my text?
Does it send this text out of my device?
Is it safe to use this UI accessibility? because my most macros needs it?
Can it observe my text without using overlay like keyloggers?
Can we test these things easily?
I am Using Macrodroid Pro version.
(I already know that, macrodroid has many installs and many peoples trust it) but i want to be careful.
 

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Jacob L

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It is fine. much of those features it does not use. If you want to see where MacroDroid connects, install NetGuard and enable its logging.
 
One does have to be careful with apps that have a lot of powers. But I have MD it for many years and I have never had any problem with security.
 

Dm114

Active member
can anyone clear my doubt?
MD has the ability to do that because it is the only way to get information you could need to use in your macros. But, of course, it is not always observing you.

I think that one of the best proof of confidentiality is that MacroDroidDev is not a company but a guy (easy to find on any search engine) who has a passion (and skills) to develop such a useful product. If he happened to fail, the community we all belong to will reject the attitude, the man and the product. I'm sure he's not foolish, nor suicidal... 😉😀
 

rawa

New member
MD has the ability to do that because it is the only way to get information you could need to use in your macros. But, of course, it is not always observing you.

I think that one of the best proof of confidentiality is that MacroDroidDev is not a company but a guy (easy to find on any search engine) who has a passion (and skills) to develop such a useful product. If he happened to fail, the community we all belong to will reject the attitude, the man and the product. I'm sure he's not foolish, nor suicidal... 😉😀
haha. best proof. i also believe in this 😉
 

JosueG28

Moderator
how can i request the MacroDroid Developer to answer or respond on these queries?
it takes a while (a couple of days) but he will respond, he is a very busy developer (between the forum, support mails and his work, his time is scarce, as they already told you here, this application is safe :)

I fully agree with what he said Dm114
 

MacroDroidDev

Administrator
Staff member
Those warnings are true, if you grant them the app does have the ability to read things you type. I certainly don't have any interest in stuff you type, so I can assure you that MacroDroid does none of this sort of thing (I wouldn't know what to do with it in any case). I have countless offers from library vendors who want apps with accessibility services turned on so they can collect information like what sites users are browsing and how people use the device. I always reject/ignore these without fail as my privacy policy states: https://macrodroid.com/privacypolicy.txt

I have been building this app for 10 years and I have no interest in throwing all this work away with some data harvesting scandal.
 

rawa

New member
Those warnings are true, if you grant them the app does have the ability to read things you type. I certainly don't have any interest in stuff you type, so I can assure you that MacroDroid does none of this sort of thing (I wouldn't know what to do with it in any case). I have countless offers from library vendors who want apps with accessibility services turned on so they can collect information like what sites users are browsing and how people use the device. I always reject/ignore these without fail as my privacy policy states: https://macrodroid.com/privacypolicy.txt

I have been building this app for 10 years and I have no interest in throwing all this work away with some data harvesting scandal.
thank you very much for your word of assurance. now i can settle on this thing 🤝. thanks once again for the great app.
 

Sbilf

New member
I have been using Macrodroid for six years and have never had any problems. I sincerely believe that the developer is to a good person. Otherwise, in ten years with thousands of users, he could have become much more than a millionaire, abandoning everything and everyone to make a living, but as a wanted criminal. You don't think so? P.s. Dev....., with this, i don't want to give you a bad idea. 😉
 
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