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Spytech Keystroke Spy for Mac OS

Information

OS

Mac OS X 10.6/10.7, OS X 10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11, macOS 10.12/10.13

Price

Language

English

License

Shareware

Developer

Product page

  • OS Support
  • Security
  • Monitoring
  • Online Monitoring
  • Reports
  • Other
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Spytech Keystroke Spy for Mac OS Review

Do you worry about your employee responsibility at the workplace or do you puzzle about your child PC activity? Fortunately, the way out is this effective software with ability both to record every keystroke and to make screenshots of one`s computer activity. In our testing, it gets 402 out of possible 972 points.

Advantages:

  • Advanced online monitoring
  • Easy-to use interface


Disadvantages:

  • Only English version is available
  • Some problems while displaying




Install - Read Me

Install - Read Me

Installation


Firstly, the installation disk of Spytech Keystroke Spy for Mac OS welcomes us with a greeting message. Once “Continue” button is clicked, you will see the main information about this monitoring software. After clicking “Continue” button again, a window will emerge, displaying information about the destination folder. Press “Install” button again and enter administrator’s password. After successful installation, the keystroke logger should be launched manually.




Interface

Interface

Interface


The keylogger is located in Application folder of your Mac. This screenshot represents the main window of the keystroke recorder. The main control has three buttons: Settings, View Keystrokes and Start/Stop Logging.
Like any other program, it has its own advantages and disadvantages. Generally, the interface is very easy to use.




Interface - Start logging is not displayed
Interface - Start logging is not displayed


OS Support

The developer of Spytech Keystroke Spy for Mac OS indicates that it is intended for Mac OS X 10.6+ and macOS.






Preferences - General

Preferences - General

Security


Keystroke Spy for Mac OS from Spytech applies standard security measures: invisibility after installation and password defense. In comparison with other keyloggers for Mac OS, it has configurable warning message, which can be handy for some users.






Log Viewer - Mail

Log Viewer - Mail

Monitoring


Spytech Keystroke Spy for Mac OS has an advanced monitoring system – it captures Alphanumeric and System keys, it spies on Started applications and System logon. There are more advanced settings for making Screenshots, such as frequency and quality; also, you can select the desktop or just window to be shot.




Preferences - Screenshots

Preferences - Screenshots

Online Monitoring


Everything goes well with the internet usage monitoring of Spytech Keystroke Spy for Mac OS –all well-known browsers and Mail applications are monitored. It`s also possible to make screenshots of the sites being visited. Skype conversations are monitored as well.






Preferences - Log Storage
Preferences - Log Storage

Reports


As for the reports, Spytech Keystroke Spy for Mac OS is inferior to all previously reviewed keyloggers for Mac OS. The reports can be saved to a portable device. Besides, you can choose the option to view reports for several days.



Other


There are no extra features at all and the interface is available only in English language that is a little bit disappointing.



The Bottom Line


Spytech Keystroke Spy for Mac OS ranks the third on our list. Online activity monitoring is considered to be a strong point of this keylogger, but there are minor glitches with rendering.

Monitoring Software Features

Monitoring this group analyzes what monitoring functions the products has, such as keystroke, clipboard, file-activity, etc monitoring.

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Online Monitoring the group that reflects the availability of the functions to monitor users’ online activity, such as URLs visited, 2-side chat conversations interception and emails sent/received.

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Security this group shows how hidden the product is and what self-protection mechanisms it has.

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Reports the group that basically analyzes the convenience of the intercepted information reading, including not only the ways to filter and show it, but also to deliver it remotely.

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Other other functions that cannot be part of any of the other groups listed, though a still very important such as parental control functions, languages, reactions to specific keywords, etc.

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OS Support this group reflect the number and quality of the operation systems supported by the products.

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