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Current Version: 2010 (December 22, 2009)

SpectorSoft produces Spector (formerly from Rampell Software) for Mac OS X 10.4 and higher. Spector is a screen recording application that might come in handy for parents who need to record what their children are doing on the Internet. Spector will record everything a person does on the Internet. It takes hundreds of screen snapshots every hour, very much like a surveillance camera. Spector enables you to see chat conversations, instant message exchanges, e-mails, web site visits, and more. Spector also records HotMail, Yahoo Mail, and other anonymous email accounts via snapshots. Watching the recorded activity with Spector is like playing back a tape using a VCR.

Spector Pro Mac 2010 goes beyond the original Spector for Mac by including many of the features of Spector Pro for Windows, including:

  • Web Sites Visited - See full details of every web site visited, plus actual web site addresses.
  • Chat and Instant Message Activity - Record and review conversations on all the major chat clients: iChat, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and Adium.
  • Email Activity - Get a copy of every email sent or received with common email programs like Apple Mail, Microsoft Entourage, Mozilla Thunderbird, and other POP/SMTP email clients.
  • User Activity - See if and when they are actively using the computer with the User Activity chart.
  • Remote Viewer - Review recordings from another computer, PC or Mac, in your home or office without having to return to the computer you are monitoring.

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