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.
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.
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.
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
Mobile Spy is the original smartphone monitoring software. Do you suspect your child or employee is abusing their phone or tablet privileges? If yes, then this software is for you. Install the hidden app and view activity logs online from anywhere. This groundbreaking system records SMS messages, GPS locations, Call Information, Photos, Email activity and more. Choose the LIVE Control Panel Add-on and get the ability to view the screen live, record surroundings.
What's new in this version:
Record Surroundings, Instant Camera Snapshot