Softpedia Editor's Review for Hidetools Spy Monitor
Record your kids' or employees' PC activity. Send reports to your email address.
Written by Gabriela Vatu on April 16th, 2013
When you have kids, you worry about a lot of things, their computer activity included. Hidetools Spy Monitor is a nice program that can help monitor the activity of children or employees on the computer.
The app has a simple interface and a clean layout, making it easy to figure out by all users.
As mentioned, the app can help “spy” on those who are using a certain computer. It logs the typed keystrokes, visited websites, screenshots, opened windows, applications run, passwords and more. The log reports can automatically be sent to the defined email address, which allows you to monitor any PC from anywhere in the world.
While running, the program is invisible and can be viewed only by someone who knows the special hotkeys to bring the app to attention.
As mentioned, the program can create logs of the typed keystrokes in multiple apps, such as Word, mIRC, MSN Messenger and Skype, complete with the time and date. Regarding the visited websites, the app can record all URL’s and the window titles of all visited sites, regardless of the used web browser.
This tool can also make logs of all opened documents, including regular documents, folders, photos and pictures, complete with the time of start and stop. It may also grab snapshots of the screen at set time intervals and allows you to see what happens.
The bottom line is that Hidetools Spy Monitor is a great app that can be quite useful. Less experienced users shouldn’t have any troubles while installing and customizing the program, thanks to the intuitive interface and the program’s overall simplicity.
Hidetools Spy Monitor description
Here are some key features of "Hidetools Spy Monitor":
· Make logs of every key typed on your computer together with application (Word, mIRC, ICQ, MSN Messenger and Skype), time and date. Record passwords with ease.
· Record URL's and window titles of all visited websites no matter what browsers are used: Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, etc.
· Make logs of programs used on your computer. Logs also include when the application was started, stopped, and how long it was actually used.
· Make logs of all opened documents (files, folders, photos, pictures) with time start, stop.
· Make snaps of your computer screen at set time intervals, allowing you to visually see what was happening. Screenshot capturing can be as often as once per minute.
· Control time users spend at your computer. Make logs PC turned on/off as well as Hidetools Spy Monitor actions - starting/stopping of monitoring processes. .
· Send detail report about all computer activities via e-mail. The report is completely adjusted.
· The program works in invisible mode and nobody can determinate it. Only the person who knows the special hotkey and the password can access to the program.
· You can yourself determinate the handy hotkey for the program access.
· 14 days trial
· 'Send logs by email' feature is disabled
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Monitor all computer users independently of his rights.