EvoCam for Mac

EvoCam for Mac


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 36 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.2.6
File Size:
2.3MB
Date Added:
September 19, 2014
Price:
Free to try; $30.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
80,678
Downloads Last Week:
44
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Web site managers may want the ability to broadcast video directly to the Internet. EvoCam for Mac allows users to stream video or save it for later use, all in a well-designed interface that is easy to use.

EvoCam for Mac offers a free trial version with a 15-day usage limit. The full version costs $30 to unlock. The program downloaded quickly and came with a separate instruction file, which was relatively easy to follow. The program menu was clear and immediately brought up a screen for video capture. This had options for recording or streaming directly to a Web site. The user can enter server information for the streaming upload. There are also security selections for the camera, which would be an excellent option for those who are using the program to monitor home activity from remote places. Features are also available to start recording when certain actions occur, such as time periods or when sounds are detected. Additional, albeit limited, options exist for adjusting the video output picture, including things like opacity, among a few others. This menu can be hidden once the desired settings are entered. The output video looked as it does when using native webcam applications.

For those who want additional streaming and recording webcam functions, EvoCam for Mac works well and even adds some functions over native applications.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of EvoCam for Mac 4.2.1.

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome Program + Awesome Support = It's Worth It!"

    November 22, 2013   |   By AZ-BlueGhost

    Version: EvoCam 4.2.2

    Pros

    I'm not the most tech savvy guy on the block; I typically know just enough to keep me curious which then leads to frustration as I stumble through the modern world. That being said, EvoCam gave me a morale booster! The program is pretty easy to use and they let you take a test drive before you spend any $$. Getting my Foscam 18905W to work smoothly with EvoCam was a piece of cake and the monitoring/alert options are vast. I love being able to save multiple "documents" which allow for totally different monitoring & alert configurations from a single camera. I have Daytime versus Night time settings (documents) on my exterior camera and the motion alerts from both are stored in separate files. Trust me, once you play around with this software for any length of time you'll realize how awesome it is. Last but not least, the fast and courteous email support I've received from "Nick" over the last few days has been awesome and that's a huge plus!

    Cons

    I'd like the option of calling Support rather than emailing back and forth, it'd be nice to walk through some issues while on the phone. That being said, the prompt & detailed replies I did receive were more than sufficient in helping me figure a few things out.

    Summary

    If you're a MAC user and are in need of some surveillance software, you should give EvoCam a try...I can't imagine any other program/software out performing it at a comparable price!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Program, easy to use."

    October 16, 2013   |   By lakevillan

    Version: EvoCam 4.2.2

    Pros

    Timelapse movies are easy to set up.
    Monitoring from a remote site very easy.

    Cons

    Files can be large but manageable. Easy to accidentally close a document instead of hiding it and leaving it active.

    Summary

    I used previous versions of EvoCam and was not extremely impressed, I went with SecuritySpy instead. A couple of days ago I downloaded 4.2.2 and am really wowed by the features and capabilities of it. I have a home in Arizona and live in Minnesota. I have 8 cameras in and out of the house to keep an eye on it between visits. I was looking mostly for a program to do time-lapse movies and to view live. This is definitely it!

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  • 3 stars

    "great idea"

    June 10, 2012   |   By clandise

    Version: EvoCam 4.1

    Pros

    lots of features, almost too good to be true for $30.

    Cons

    crashes every one or two days
    too bad there isn't an email feature that alerts you when it crashes (actually, quit unexpectedly) , you have to wait for a user to tell you that the site is down.
    then you have to login remotely ( and buy a program to do it) and reopen.

    Summary

    Great idea and when it works, it is wonderful.

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  • 1 stars

    "Mac PPC not supported"

    November 22, 2011   |   By foxhole777

    Version: EvoCam 4.0.1

    Pros

    None does not work.

    Cons

    Not supported on PPC

    Summary

    Bad listing

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  • 5 stars

    "Lets me monitor my yard"

    September 04, 2011   |   By Gun665

    Version: EvoCam 3.7.5

    Pros

    Price! Works very well, able to change window size (so you aren't monitoring bugs but people). I use my webcam as a security camera and this works GREAT!

    Cons

    Would like to be able to create custom size/shape of "motion sensor" item.
    Wish had the capacity for multiple camera (2 or 3) recordings.

    Summary

    I'd recommend this to anyone. Works great, no complaints.

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  • 5 stars

    "Impressive Support"

    September 07, 2010   |   By thepartyphotos

    Version: EvoCam 3.6.8

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I'm based in the UK and was looking for a Mac app that could handle a wide variety of cameras. I have emailed Nick at least 10 times and invariably get an email the next day. He's handled each enquiry for how to access yet another camera by replying with exact information and a sample string to enter in to EvoCam. I call this service above and beyond the call of duty - especially for such a reasonably priced piece of software. Norman Leftly

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  • 5 stars

    "Prevents Time Machine from doing backups 100% o..."

    January 07, 2010   |   By bostonfunnyman

    Version: EvoCam 3.6.6

    Summary

    ...the
    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Evocam now crashes everyday we don't know why. Here is an earlier 12/22/09 unedited email to Evocam support and their response:

    > We use Evocam and archive timelapse movies from triggered motion sensors.
    > Problem: I am on a Mac 2 x 2.8 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Tower running OS 10.6.2 with Time Machine.
    >
    > 100% of the time, Time machine will stall, continues to TRY and backup, but will not.
    > Only fix? Quit Evocam.

    Unfortunately it is QuickTime which is preventing backups while video is being captured, so we're
    not able to fix or work around this problem in EvoCam.

    Nick
    Evological

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  • 4 stars

    "Using with TrendNet"

    December 28, 2008   |   By elmivy

    Version: EvoCam 3.6.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've been playing with EvoCam used with two TrendNet network cameras and the built-in camera on my iMac. It's well worth the price. I've successfully setup my airport extreme so that it maps the port of the iMac and see the EvoCam web server from outside my local network. (the EvoCam documentation doesn't explain how to do that.) I'm still experimenting with using the motion capture settings. Given the price I am amazed at how many features EvoCam has. The combination of the cheap TrendNet cameras and the inexpensive server software allows you to set up a very powerful video setup. It wold be good program for a bed and breakfast that wanted to setup a webcam of the view of the local mountaintop.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great program"

    March 31, 2006   |   By gioman

    Version: EvoCam 3.6

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Great program, great support!

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  • 5 stars

    "Evocam 3.6"

    March 24, 2006   |   By dino_russ

    Version: EvoCam 3.6

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Just started using with my 20 inch Intel Core Duo iMac, great software, works perfectly. Support and info is very helpful on website. With in 2 days I had this all working through a router and dynamic ip cable modem setup with all the documentation I found on website and with software. Best of all it is Universal now in version 3.6. Would highly recommend this software, real bargain for the price of $25.

    Russ Jacobson
    Illinois State Geological Survey
    Champaign IL

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