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Mobicip Safe Browser With Parental Control

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 7 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,610
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 07, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.
  • File Size:
    10.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Platform:
    iOS
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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Mobicip is an integrated browser with deep parental controls that can replace the browsing tools on your child's iOS device. Because it actively replaces Safari, YouTube and the App Store, it allows parents to more strictly monitor and control what children can access from their mobile devices, a tool that while not lacking in iOS, is often underused in most apps.

When you start Mobicip for the first time, you'll be prompted to create an account, which will allow you to monitor and control access to content through the app. After creating the account, you are prompted to turn off access to other apps in the system like YouTube, Safari, and the App Store, making it so users can only access the Web through Mobicip. Once this is done, you have full control over the access restrictions, and the interface is not only intuitive, it's deeply integrated with iOS, making it possible to control a lot more than the straight iOS options ever allowed you to.

There are a lot of parental control apps on the App Store. Some of them offer more features and tools, but they are much more complicated to operate. Mobicip is a well-designed app, it is easy for you to manage, and it offers fairly solid tools to control what children can access and do inside the app. This makes it a powerful tool in your parenting toolkit and a great replacement for the controls offered by default on iOS.

 
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3 stars

"Activity reports for iOS"

January 27, 2016

2016-01-27 05:39:45

 |  Version: Mobicip Safe Browser With Parental Control 4.2

Pros

-Proprietary browser filters content and reports suspicious activity to parent.
-Enables Covenant-Eyes-like accountability on iOS

Cons

-Works by disabling Safari, App Store, and ability to delete apps.
-Browser is slow and clunky (but basically reliable).
-Links in other apps like Mail must be manually copied and pasted into Mobicip browser.
-No app-specific remote controls.
-No app-specific time-blocking.
-No internet access time-blocking.
-No remote ability to change settings. Administrator needs their own iPhone password, and must manually enable/disable App Store on phone in order to install new apps or delete unwanted apps.
-No filtering/tracking of activity on any app besides Mobicip.
-Does not work on OS X, so you have to pay for a different service (we use Covenant Eyes) on your desktops/laptops.

Summary

The future is *almost* already here with services that provide much more functionality across iOS and OS X. Haven't tried them yet, but am writing this review b/c ready to move on to something that has app-specific time-blocking, activity tracking for many apps, remote control, and ability to use Safari. Familoop, Circle with Disney, NetSanity, and Qustodio are all working on integrating all these features in the near future (Familoop tells me March for app-specific time-blocking, the only feature missing; Circle predicts going mobile in "early 2016").

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2
- Setup 'AppMonitor' from Settings- Fix for 'too many HTTP redirects' issue- Fix for deployment server crash- Other improvements and bug fixes
General
Publisher Mobicip
Publisher web site http://www.mobicip.com
Release Date February 05, 2009
Date Added July 07, 2015
Version 4.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPod Touch (2nd generation or later, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.
Download Information
File Size 10.27MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,610
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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