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Mobile Spy

CNET 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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    2.6 stars

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  • 1.0 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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