Mobile Spy

Mobile Spy

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 7 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.0
File Size:
7.74MB
Date Added:
August 20, 2014
Price:
Free to try (7-day trial); $49.97 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Android/2.3.3 - 2.3.7
Total Downloads:
57,372
Downloads Last Week:
995
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Mobile Spy runs surreptitiously in the background on the installed device and offers you several monitoring tools you can access through an online interface. You can view Web activity, apps installed, communication logs, and more. While the app essentially works, some of its key features are limited to iOS devices or to BlackBerry, while others require you to buy additional add-ons which we felt are way too expensive.

Pros

Works as advertised: Mobile Spy isn't a scam or malware like many other similar apps. It provides location information, Web site history, address book data, and more, so that you can really use it to monitor the mobile activity of employees, children, or potentially unfaithful spouses.

Accessible Web interface: While you're not likely to use the app, itself, much after installing it, the online interface, accessible from all devices, is neatly organized and easy to view, and also allows you to export data in multiple formats, including PDF.

Cons

Limited functionality: Essential features like checking e-mails, call history, or media logs are available only on iOS or BlackBerry, so this app isn't as useful on Android as it is on other platforms.

Occasionally inaccurate: While testing the app we found the GPS tracking feature inaccurate at times, in that the new location did not update.

Bottom Line

Whether you're an employer wanting to make sure your employees don't waste their time and share sensitive data, or a parent concerned about your child's circle of friends, Mobile Spy proves to be a good solution for monitoring a device. Before downloading the seven-day trial edition, however, keep in mind that some features are not available on Android.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Mobile Spy 6.5

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  • 3 stars

    "Great, when it works"

    May 29, 2014   |   By crashmedic

    Version: Mobile Spy 6.6

    Pros

    When it works it does monitor and record pretty accurately. Only a couple missing texts and pictures. Customer service/tech support has been fairly responsive so far with my repeated tech support requests.

    Cons

    Rarely works for more than a few days without a glitch resulting in having to take the phone from the person(child) being monitored and rebooting or completely uninstalling the software and re installing it. Text logs can be disorganized and not make any sense. Has problems retrieving gmail from the device. Also had problems on their end where they had to reset things to make the logs push through. The live panel has a HUGE delay(hours when it decides to work) and rarely actually records anything and when it does it can't be more than a few minutes.

    Summary

    Great when it works but really not worth the headache for the price. There has got to be something similar out there that is more reliable. This is my third time through this and the last as each time has resulted in the same except the second time it never worked at all.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it says"

    April 23, 2014   |   By chuckfrancis

    Version: Mobile Spy 6.5

    Pros

    I'm able to keep detailed records of company phone activity with this service.

    Cons

    iPhone requires jailbreak, but I don't issue iPhones to employees

    Summary

    Good way to keep track of everything without being up everyone's tush

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  • 1 stars

    "Amazing RIP OFF"

    April 11, 2014   |   By ATW6767

    Version: Mobile Spy 6.5

    Pros

    Nothing, Nothing

    Cons

    I am very well versed in technology and I am warning you that this program is SHI_! GPS will not work, recording will not work, playback will not work, SMS takes 1 hour to download... total waste of your money...

    Summary

    Take a $50 bill and light it on fire... their customer service is a joke also...

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  • 1 stars

    "buyer beware!"

    March 31, 2014   |   By efes1

    Version: Mobile spy 1.0

    Pros

    After you install it, it won't let you uninstall the App from Target's phone. It stays in there...

    Cons

    After you install it, it won't let you uninstall the App from Target's phone. It stays in there...

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  • 5 stars

    "This is the real deal"

    November 05, 2013   |   By IceManTallis

    Version: Mobile Spy 6.5

    Pros

    I am able to keep an eye on several of my phones from any web browser. I get GPS logs, text messages, apps used, contacts... I was able to catch one of my guys at a 'gentlemans' club when he was on the clock. I get all of the records as they happen, and there's no way for them to erase the history or hide their tracks.

    Cons

    Logs depend on the signal strength of the phone. Sometimes I have to wait to get the logs.

    Summary

    Great tool for my business. Apparently these guys have been around for a while. Mobile Spy on my workers' phones is just as important as the phones they use to get their jobs done. I know more now about what goes on in my company than I ever did.

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  • 1 stars

    "total scam"

    September 02, 2013   |   By michaeljien

    Version: Mobile Spy 6.5

    Pros

    has many monitoring options that others dont offer

    Cons

    GPS not accurate

    Whatsapp records are disorganized when they record,comes a batch of outgoing msgs, then a batch of incoming msgs, you have to reorganize the conversations.

    but stops recording too often...have to uninstall, re install, records disappear...too much trouble!

    Summary

    i have paid for 12 months subscription to monitor my daughter, and been using mobile spy for only 3 months and have had so many problems with their software. Problems with GPS not recording and Whatsapp not recording. And all the conversations recorded come disorganized, like outgoing msgs comes all together, then comes a batch of incoming msgs... then you just need to reconstruct the conversations.

    I spoke to their reps but no help. And today i thought if i get no help, i was gonna get a refund...but to my surprise...they said i have been monitoring individuals other than my child or employee to canceled my membership and did not give me a refund and turned off their conversation with me....

    They basically couldnt fix the problem and took my Money...

    I am writing this review to keep everyone aware of this scam...

    If your looking for a monitoring software DONT GET MOBILE SPY.

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  • 5 stars

    "Mobile Spy was just what I was looking for."

    February 08, 2013   |   By Siv_Gregg

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Every feature that they said would work did work.
    They have online live chat support, phone support, and are very quick with their responses in their online helpdesk.

    Cons

    There weren't really any cons. After being ripped off by a similar competitor, I was totally satisfied with Mobile Spy.

    Summary

    After being scammed by a "competitor's" software, the guys at Mobile Spy finally eased my mind in finding a solution to monitor my teen's smartphone I had given her.
    Installation took me less than 5 mins, so it did not arouse suspicion.
    The software runs totally invisible, and all of my logs come through.
    Their online live panel feature really helps me rest easy with its GPS tracking feature.
    All in all I would recommend this software to anyone in need.
    Great job.

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