AceSpy from Retina-X Studios monitors and logs PC activity, including keystrokes, email, screenshots, and browsing. You can schedule monitoring, block and filter content, and customize logging, reporting, and alerts. AceSpy can track some user accounts while excluding others. Its user interface is a bit busy, but everything you need is right there. You can try AceSpy free for 7 days.
Extensive monitoring: AceSpy monitors and logs running programs, open windows, keystrokes, system activities, printing, chats, emails, websites, and social networking. It takes screenshots, captures online video from sites such as YouTube, monitors the Clipboard, and more.
Quick Wizard: AceSpy's Quick Wizard walks new users through an easy four-step setup process (Password, Loggings, Settings, Finished) that can be changed and fine-tuned later.
Default hot keys: Once AceSpy is installed and running, the primary user accesses the main interface and logs by pressing a hot key combo that is easy to remember but hard to trigger accidentally.
Stealthy and secure: AceSpy can hide Windows system utilities that could be used to disable or remove it, including Registry Editor and System Configuration.
Busy interface: Though it groups features and activities logically, AceSpy's Central Control Panel is a bit visually overwhelming at first.
Complex: AceSpy's extensive filtering and configuration options might overwhelm some users, but even experienced users may find it takes time to set everything up properly.
AceSpy monitors practically everything most users need or want to log on to their computers. While it's not cheap and requires some prep, once it's set up, it's actually easy to use. If you want to keep an eye on your kids, your employees, or yourself, AceSpy seems up to the mission.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of AceSpy 6.5.
AceSpy Spy Software makes it easy for you to accurately monitor the activities of others using your PC. AceSpy secretly monitors all activity while it is completely hidden from others. The program also blocks any applications or websites you choose. AceSpy records and instantly forwards you each email sent or received and both sides of chat conversations. Also fully records Facebook and MySpace activities. Also creates lists of all web sites visited, keystrokes and passwords typed. AceSpy also takes screenshots and features easy log delivery via e-mail.
What's new in this version:
LAN viewing of logs, Block websites by category, Improved App Blocking List, New Top Ten Reports, Improved Email Reporting Method.