Last updated
October 10, 2022

Privacy Policy

TLDR: Find does not collect any information.

  • Find operates offline1.
  • Scanning for text / objects happens offline via local algorithms for text/object recognition.
  • Find never uploads your photos. I literally don't have servers. By doing everything on-device I keep costs down.
  • Find does not contain analytics libraries2.
  • Find does not track you in any way.
  • Find does not have ads.
  • Find does not upload your information online.
  • I value privacy and understand that photos can be especially personal. I built Find mainly for myself — to find things faster. From the beginning I've avoided Google and all the server-side stuff. Find is 100% built with Swift, SwiftUI, and UIKit, and runs completely on-device.

[1]: If you have iCloud photos that are not stored locally on your device, Find will use Apple’s built-in frameworks to download these photos. Nothing is ever uploaded.

[2]: I'm considering adding TelemetryDeck, which is used by the Apollo reddit app. I haven't done anything yet — do you have any thoughts? Let me know on Twitter.


The app is free. What do you gain from it?

The experience of making an app. I now know how to code

Why did you make the app?

Because it's useful for me and I think it could be useful for you too

Is this your main job?

No, I'm a student.

Do you really get nothing from the app?

Practically speaking, something like this is good for colleges. The application deadline's coming up...

Do you take tips?

Thanks I'm good, would appreciate a retweet though if you want


Andrew Zheng built the Find app as a Free app. This SERVICE is provided by Andrew Zheng at no cost and is intended for use as is. This page is used to inform visitors regarding my policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use my Service.

Log Data

Find does not contain any crash/analytics libraries.

Whenever you use Find, in a case of an error in the app, Apple may send me the crash log. I only receive this Log Data when you have explicitly chosen to enable it in your iPhone’s Privacy settings. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing my Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.


Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device’s internal memory.

Find does not use these “cookies.” However, the app may link to external sites that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.

Links to Other Sites

Find may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by me. Therefore, I strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Find does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone. In the case I discover that someone has provided me with personal information, I will immediately delete it. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact me so that I will be able to do necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

I may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page. You can find the last updated date at the top of this page.

Contact Me

If you have any questions or suggestions about my Privacy Policy, don’t hesitate to contact me here: