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Parent Tools for AIM

CNET Editors' review

Though Parent Tools for AIM boasts several monitoring features, the trial proves useless. The program offers users 10 days to give its features a go. Its cluttered interface is designed to monitor all screen names for instant-messenger and chat conversations and block selected names and chat rooms altogether. The program also features online time schedules, but during tests we weren't able to monitor, restrict, or schedule anything. We were able to get the program to run in stealth mode and to reappear with its hot-key combination, although it only hides for 15 minutes during the trial, and with the other features falling flat it's pointless anyway. Given this program's lack of functionality, plus the fact that most parents will want a monitor for more than just AOL Instant Messenger, most users will need to continue searching.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do Not Purchase Parent Tool for AIM"

    April 7, 2009  |   By Kyle1955

    Version: Parent Tools for AIM 2.1.6

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say of this company or its software.

    Cons

    The whole company and software is a con, money for nothing as the song states.

    Summary

    Please do yourself a favor and purchase something other than ?Parent Tool for AIM?. The software will not work with current AIM versions. It loads up fine but will not monitor the screen names no matter what you try.
    Also there support group is non existent, so don?t waste your time filling out support request tickets. after 6 unanswered help requests I gave up.
    I only wish you could call them. See they don?t even list a phone contact.
    I would strongly recommend looking at this site (http://www.monitoringsoftwarereviews.org/compare.html) to review the working type monitor programs available, and if you notice ?Parent Tool for AIM? is not listed on the comparison charts.
    I did purchase Parent Tool for AIM, and left numerous support requests to no avail, and then got so fed up that I purchased ?Webwatcher?, and it works great.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Horrible Tech Support"

    June 22, 2008  |   By LeonardMis

    Version: Parent Tools for AIM 2.1.6

    Pros

    Software itself works very well. It provides whatever it advertizes. It is easy to use.

    Cons

    I paid for online registration and the $10.00 for CD which never arrived and Mr. Jordan and his tech support refuse to answer for 2 months. This is outright theft.

    Summary

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    Updated on Mar 13, 2010

    I had to purchase another copy. THIS SOFTWARE DOIES NOT WORK. I am ignired for 2 months. It is a con. Owners should be charged with fraud. Stay away.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Terrible Tech Support - registered complaint.. Joe Jordon ignores you"

    December 14, 2007  |   By irenelh

    Version: Parent Tools for AIM 2.1.6

    Pros

    program never worked right.. Joe Jordon replied, saying he was the ONLY tech support person and ignored future emails..

    Cons

    I would recommend this program......

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The BEST Aim "spy" software I have used to date!"

    February 20, 2006  |   By Craftycropper

    Version: Parent Tools for AIM 2.1.6

    Pros

    It can be completely hidden by anyone and everyone! It was so easy to set up (less than 1 minute). Love the feature that you only have to push Ctrl + alt + f11 and put in your password. There is no need to search the hard drive for the folder. This program is very user friendly! I just love it! My teen would never know and I can keep tabs on her! The cost of $29 is a drop in the bucket compared to other software! I feel at easy now! They just need to make a software now to keep track on Myspace! We will see! Thanks for the great product!

    Cons

    None!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The perfect parent tool for monitoring Aim."

    January 25, 2006  |   By rmyers45

    Version: Parent Tools for AIM 2.1.6

    Pros

    The program is perfect, it does everything it said it would. It has been the best tool we have used.

    Cons

    None

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