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:
6.6
File Size:
6.98MB
Date Added:
May 07, 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:
54,710
Downloads Last Week:
567
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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  • All Versions:

    3.0

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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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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