FlexiSPY is the number one most widely used spy application in the world. Since being released in July 2007, FlexiSPY has amassed over 1,000,000 sales – making it one of the most popular spy software companies the world has seen – So, I just had to write a FlexiSPY review.
The FlexiSPY site does do a great job of selling both the software, and the dream of being able to secretly uncover the truth without needing to hire a private detective. Of course advertising is advertising, and you can’t really know if the promises are lived up to, until you try the product.
With that mindset, I have taken FlexiSPY for a spin to see if it really is all that easy to use, and to find out whether or not it lives up to the hype surrounding it.
Before I get further into this review, it should be noted that there are a few different views when it comes to spy apps: the first school of thought is that a spy app should be solely focused on one area, like SMS Tracking, and of course it should do this one thing very well. The second school of thought is that the spy app should encompass everything you might need during your investigation: sms tracking, gps tracking, facebook message capturing, etc..
The people that developed FlexiSPY fall into the second category, and they’ve used their technical abilitiy to create a spy app that does just about everything, and does these things very well.
So, if the “all encompossing” spy app isn’t something you would consider purcashing, and if you only want to capture a few things, then this review probably isn’t going to change your mind.
But, if you like the idea of a spy app that does just about everything, is easy to setup, and is completely invisible, then FlexiSPY could just be what you’ve been looking for.
Without further ado, let’s begin my complete review of FlexiSPY’s Mobile Monitoring software.
FlexiSPY is chock full of what is an ever growing list of features. The development team has really done a nice job of making sure that whatever app it is that you need to spy on, you’ll be able to, making this a spy app with really just a few rivals.
The entire list of features is much longer that this one, but these are what we believe to be some of the higlights of the type of things that FlexiSPY can do:
This already large list of features can be even further expanded though by looking at everything that’s covered on the FlexiSPY features page.
After you’ve purchased FlexiSPY, you’ll get an email with the login details to your online portal.
After logging in, you’ll be met with a message saying that you haven’t activated yet and need to do so. This is FlexiSPY’s easy to use activation wizard.
Follow the installation wizard setup until the end, and then after you’ve reached the last step of the wizard, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check the my activation is complete button. Then press the next button to complete the setup. After you’ve completed setup, you’ll be shown to a screen that asks you to wait up to 10 minutes for the system to confirm whether or not the software has been properly activated or not.
After a few minutes if you don’t see any changes, go ahead and refresh the page, that message will now be gone, and we can begin playing around in the control panel to setup the main features.
Watch my video on how to install FlexiSPY on an Unrooted Android Phone
Out of the box FlexiSPY will start capturing data and sending it to your dashboard for your viewing, but there are some things we need to adjust so that everything runs smoothly and to your liking.
As you can see, that’s what your main dashboard will look like, and besides showing the data it gives you tons of options of customizing your FlexiSPY experience.
To get the most out of FlexiSPY, I recommend that you take some time going through all of the available options, but if you just want to quickly get started, then you should keep reading on below and follow the steps we provide.
This feature lets you continually track the location of the Target device. From Control Center menu on the left, go to Location Controls -> Start Location Tracking and enable the feature. You will also need to setup GPS Interval so
From Control Center menu on the left, head to Location Controls -> Start Location Tracking and enable the feature.
It’s also a good idea to set the GPS interval so that the software will always immediately send the gps tracking data from the phone to your dashboard for your viewing.
This feature fetches all of the phones current images, videos, and audio that have been saved prior to installation of FlexiSPY.
This feature is for downloading all images, audios and videos saved on the phone prior installation of the software. It also tells FlexiSPY to upload any new media to your dashboard.
From the Control Center menu on the left, go to Photo Controls -> Historical Media and then enable any media file you want to be captured and uploaded to your dashboard.
The call recording features lets you record the conversations of the Target device, and then it automatically uploads the recorded file into your dashboard for your listening.
To Enable, from the Control Center menu on the left, go to Call Controls and Enable Call Recording. When this is done, click on Manage Watchlist. The Manage Watchlist feature tells the software which calls should be recorded based on your settings under Global Options. Set the option that best fits you.
This feature lets you remotely turn on the microphone of the phone you are monitoring. The phone will then upload the recorded file to your dashboard so that you can listen to what was going on in the phones surroundings.
To turn this feature on, from the Control Center menu on the left, head to Call Controls -> Start Ambient Recording. Then you’ll be asked to set the total duration of the recording (this can be from one to sixty minutes)
The live call intercept feature lets you patch into the monitored phone in real time when the phone is on a call.
To turn this on, from the Control Center menu on the left, head over to Live Call Controls and then Enable Call Intercept. Once that is done, click on Manage Watchlist. This Manage Watchlist function sends you an SMS alert when the Target is receiving or making a call from any number in your “Global Options”.
Once the features above are setup, you should be good to go. Things like Facebook messenger capturing, and so on are automatically setup when you activate your FlexiSPY account for the first time, so you don’t need to worry about that. Now, we should take a look at the price.
FlexiSPY’s cell phone spy software now gives you the most flexible pricing out of any spy app. The two main versions of FlexiSPY that you would want are FlexiSPY PREMIUM, and FlexiSPY EXTREME. They also sell a subscription plan for large businesses.
FlexiSPY begins at $68 per month for their regular plan, and goes as high as $349.99 for an EXTREME subscription period of 12-months.
FlexiSPY has long been known to give 1st class support. And, in the rare events where I had a question for them, I got thoughtful, concise answers. They also offer a no-qualms 5 day guarantee and a 10 day money back guarantee, which is better than other s like mSpy who have an endless wall of disclaimers on their refund page, almost making it impossible to get a refund if anything goes awry.
So if you’re looking for the best spy app, I can really only recommend one, and that’s FlexiSPY.
What Makes Hoverwatch an Excellent Tracking Service? The Main Benefits of the Service
In my review of Hoverwatch I want to focus on much more than just functions. Below, I have listed a combination of benefits that in my opinion, when put together, make this service unique:
It’s Invisible – any time you are using a phone tracker you want it to be hidden and impossible to find even by a real Android geek. Sometimes, you don’t want the person being tracked to know about it – for example if you suspect your employees of misbehavior. Otherwise, what’s the point of using a tracker in the first place? Luckily, the service operates in a complete stealth mode and once installed – it’s impossible to find it.
You Can Stop Tracking Any Time You Want – while the app stays invisible, sometimes you may want to stop tracking someone. Luckily, you can do that remotely, without physical access to the device. Visit your Hoverwatch dashboard to either temporarily stop tracking or disable the service on a given device completely.
It Tracks Almost All Outgoing and Incoming Communication – a lot of spy tracking apps and services, focus on recording calls and tracking text messages. Today, that’s not enough. People (especially young – like your children) communicate a lot using social media, including the most popular apps such as Facebook or WhatsApp. To come across this need, Hoverwatch is capable of tracking both of them, including images and files sent.
You Can Track More Than One Device – the service is capable of tracking up to 5 devices. If that wasn’t enough, these not necessarily have to be phones. You can install it on a Windows PC or Mac OS X computer. This is especially useful if you want to track the work of your employee on all company devices and have a comfortable view of all activities using just one dashboard. And all versions are equally easy to install.
It’s Cost-Effective – For just a few bucks, you can secure your phone and get access to a lot of information about the person using the device. Considering how important is the safety of your children and security of your company, the vast number of features is very high, compared to the low price. You never know if your business information is safe – if you are an entrepreneur, sometimes recording even a few phone calls can save you thousands of dollars.
What I Didn’t like about the App?
So far, in my Hoverwatch review, I focused solely on the bright side. This is mostly because I don’t think I’ve seen a more comprehensive option for tracking a phone. The only drawback I’ve found is that it does not allow you to record Skype conversations – neither PC nor phone version has this function. Luckily, it’s not a necessity and considering Facebook and WhatsApp are much more popular, I think it’s still a terrific service.
Intuitive Pricing Options
Hoverwatch offers you a lot for a very low price. While you have to pay monthly, in the end, the return on investment can be massive – especially, if you are going to track more than one device. The latter is a perfect solution for parents worried about more than one child or business owners looking for a way to monitor their employees’ activity on all company devices. When choosing a pricing plan, it’s best to pay for 12 months upfront – this way, you will save more than 50% of the price. And, you can test the app for three days, so you’re not buying a pig in a poke
Summary – Recommended!
What I enjoyed about Hoverwatch the most is the ease of use. All you need is a one-minute installation of the app, and you can view the whole activity using an intuitive online dashboard which comes with a variety of tracking options. While it might be a little bit pricey – especially using it with just one phone – if you monitor multiple devices, the price can go really low, turning it into a very affordable tracking solution. Considering that you can install it on Android as well as on Windows and Mac OS X, it’s actually easy to lower the cost per device. To learn more about this great app, visit Hoverwatch website and sign up for a free trial – it doesn’t cost you anything and can help you make a valuable decision!
If you’re wanting to keep your family and business safe, mSpy’s cell phone software application has you covered. It’s a full-ranged spy app for your smartphone that is 100% undetectable. You’ll be able to see what they’re up to, but they won’t know. By the end of this mSpy review you should have a good idea of what it can and can’t do, as well as the pricing and compatibility.
But why use mSpy?
Well, if you’re not monitoring their smartphone, you could end up running into some of the following situations for your kids, employees, or even your wife/husband
Most of the time, parents buy phones for their kids, while employers give cell phones that the company purchased to their employees. In any case, the problems i mentioned above can and probably will come up, and you’re going to want to know about them as soon as they happen.
mSpy’s cell phone spy software is packed with features galore. They also have a super-intuitive dashboard which gives you tons of controls on what you’re able to see. Below are some of the main features that mSpy give you:
Location Tracking – You’re able to see exactly where they are by seeing their GPS coordinates.
Call Log Monitoring – A simple listing of calls that the phone being monitored made, and calls that came to the phone.
SMS Message Viewing – mSpy captures all SMS messages. Not only the text, but also images, voice attachments, the time and date, and more.
Contacts – Possibly one of the most revealing aspects of this monitoring deal, you’ll be able to see everyone that they’ve added as a contact on their phone. In my experience, if they take the time to add someone as a contact in their phone, that person is bound to have some meaning to them. You’ll be able to view ALL of the contact info, including their addresses -both home and office- the name of their company, address, and more.
If that doesn’t do it for you, you can actually do a lot more with mSpy. You’ll be able to record phone calls, block certain incoming calls. See what’s planned on their calendar, view their photos and videos, and even take full control of the applications on their phone.
There’s more than a few things that I think set mSpy apart from the rest. But here’s a few that I think are pretty awesome:
Below I’ll go in-depth to the advantages of mSpy that I listed above.
1. Keylogging ability –
Having a keylogging ability built in to your spy app software is kick-ass. The reason I find this so awesome is because it often takes these spy phone software companies a while to update monitoring for an app that just received an update (say WhatsApp just updated it’s app. the spy phone software will no longer be compatible.) But with mSpy’s Keylogging ability, you’ll still be able to see what they’re saying while waiting for the spy software app to update.
2. No need to use SMS credits –
Some spy apps will only let you change the phones capturing settings by SMS. Even worse, the majority of the time they’ll make you purchase credits to send the SMS commands. This isn’t something you’re going to want to be stuck having to do. mSpy does offer you the SMS control, but it also will hourly update the phone with any changes that you told it to make from the dashboard via WiFi.
3. Small battery imprint –
If you’re trying to be stealthy, you need a spy app that doesn’t alert the phones user that they are being monitored by draining their battery quickly. mSpy uses an intelligent monitoring system that uses resources wisely, and keeps their battery at about the same drain level.
4. Reports that are made for you automatically –
A lot of spy phone software captures the information for you, but doesn’t present it in a meaningful way. mSpy not only captures all the phones data, but it also formats and organizes the data into useful chunks of information.
5. Website Frequency Tracking –
This is especially useful for employers. You’ll be able to see how much time your employees are wasting on facebook, or how much time your kids are on game apps. The list of useful things to do with website tracking could go on and on. Luckily, mSpy does this one really really well.
6. Ability to export captured data –
You’ve captured all of this data, but you want to back it up, or present it to someone. Most spy software companies don’t let you do this. You have to keep your data on their servers. mSpy doesn’t have a problem about this and let’s you export all of your captured data so that you can easily view it at a later time.
7. Control Panel Accessibility –
After purchasing your spy app software, you might find that you simply just don’t need some features. Or that some features you just aren’t going to use that often. With mSpy you can toggle what you want to monitor and what information you want to display.
mSpy’s cell phone spy software is usable because of four different components: the app itself, internet connection, server for the captured data provided by mSpy, and your control panel. All data that’s set to capture from the target cell phone are sent, using the internet, to mSpy’s server where you can then easily access the captured information.
So, getting started with mSpy is fairly simple.
mSpy works on all of the popular OS systems. That means it works on:
Again, you’ll also be able to run it on devices like the Kindle, iPad, Nexus Tablet, etc..
With mSpy cell phone spy software, you’re given some really great pricing plans. Their two main pricing options are mSpy Premium and Basic. They also have another option for businesses where they also give you additional customization’s that you as an employer might need.
mSpy begins at $39.99 per month for their regular plan, and goes as high as $199.99 for a subscription period of 12-months. (that comes out to just $17.00 a month)
mSpy gives standard support with good hours that you can reach them, but they also offer additional support options that you can get at a price. Say you want them to install their software onto the phone, FOR YOU. Well, they can and will do that -again, at a price.
So, if you need to find out what is really going on with your loved one, employees, whoever, mSpy is definitely a product that I can recommend.
If you’d like to learn more about mSpy, please do so via the link below
This top spy app lets you secretly monitor just about anyone that you need to, be it your kids, loved ones, or employees. All you”ll need to get started is some type of mobile device. The entire line of iOS devices -iPhone, iPod, iPad- as well as on all Android devices are compatible.
Highster Mobile can be set up in minutes, and includes in it’s package; GPS-tracking, Social chatting app tracking -such as Facebook messenger, and more. What I think really makes this software special though is the price, the cheapest out there.
With almost all cell spy software companies, you’re going to be billed a monthly fee. Obviously, if you don’t pay the following month you’re no longer going to be able to login and view the captured data. But with Highster Mobile it’s different. Highster is a one time deal, meaning that you make a payment of $69.99 once, and you’re set for life – Kickass deal!
After the life-time payment is made, you’ll be sent the instructions on installing the software onto the phone that you’re planning to track. The process really isn’t that difficult, but if you run into any problems, you can talk with Highster’s 24/7 support team who will sort you out.
After you’ve installed the software onto the phone, it’ll be completely hidden from everyone, and it will stay hidden forever. You’re going to be the only person that knows that the phone has Highster Mobile on it. I can’t stress enough that once this software is on the phone, even if the person is some sort of phone expert, they aren’t going to be able to locate the software, and there are absolutely no signs that would even lead them to believing that a spy app was on there phone to begin with.
Once Highster Mobile is set up on the device that you installed it on, you can then login to the control panel from any other device that has internet connection – tablet, desktop, laptop, your own phone, etc.. After that you’ll be using the control panel as your ops center. You’ll be able to view everything happening on the device you installed the software on.
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Parents have long needed a way to see what their children are doing with their time, the same goes for employers. So it’s only natural that use of cell phone spy software is becoming more and more popular. Highster tracks just about everything that the phone being monitored is doing, and this makes it such a good way to protect your children, or ensure the interests of your business. Here’s some of the features I think are truly awesome that you get with this spy app:
1. Text message monitoring. I think everyone can admit to text messaging being the most widely used way that people communicate. Highster Mobile gives you easy access to viewing all of their text messages, and all the info contained within those messages. That means the contact information of who they’re texting, any photos sent via text messaging, any sent audio, and more.
2. Phone call monitoring. Highster taps you into their phone call activity by showing you who called, when they called, and how long the call lasted. Not only that, you’ll also get a downloadable transcript of their call activities.
3. GPS Location Tracking. Highster Mobile lets you see exactly where they are using it’s pretty much second to none GPS technology. You also get to see the location history realisticly with map embedded in your control panel -which brings us to number 4.
4. Live Control Panel. Highster Mobile has always carried a great reputation for having a clean, easy to use control panel. With that control panel you can set different triggers, change options on display, and more.
5. Spy Camera. Activate the phones camera, taking a picture of the surroundings of the phone.
6. Browser History. One of the most enlightening of all the features. View the websites they have visited in the past, as well as any bookmarks they’ve created.
7. Photos. Any photos that the target phone has on it -like pictures taken with the phones camera- will be automatically sent to up to your control panel for your viewing. You’ll also be able to view the time and date stamps on the photos, as well as the Meta data which contains gps location info.
8. Email Monitoring. You’ll be able to secretly monitor the comings and goings of their email. even if they are sending and receiving their emails using an email app like yahoo mail, or gmail. You’ll also get the info on the people that they’re emailing, and getting emails from.
9. Contacts. This feature will show you all of the contacts that are on their phone. This includes name, number, and any extra data that was entered when the contact was created on the phone -such as address info, work phone number, etc.
10. Social Media Monitoring. No spy app can be complete without being able to monitoring their Social Media activity. Children -especially teens, as well as employees- are using apps like Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, and more. Highster captures all this data for you to view.
11. Remote Uninstall. If there ever comes the time that you want Highster off of their phone, you’re covered. Just use the built in remote install feature which uninstalls Highster without you needed to touch the phone.
The screenshot I am showing above is really just a small taste of what you get with Highster Mobile. If you’re interested in looking at everything that this spy app can do for you, click here.
What Highster Mobile gives you in terms of features is not that different than what other cell phone spy software gives you, but what makes Highster stand out is it’s price point. Being able to have lifetime access to all the features at a low cost is a pretty good reason to go ahead and purchase this software. It’s becauses of this – and everything i covered above- that I feel safe about giving Highster my recommendation to you.
To learn more about Highster Mobile, head on over to http://www.highstermobi.com
In this post, we’ll be taking at the spy app that I think is the best, over all, at getting the job done.
Sometime’s you wish there was a way to perform SMS Tracking easily.
It shouldn’t be too hard – you’ve seen lots of apps out there that claim to do it. But now that you’re serious about it, you want a program that works.
This happens to everyone that has even only a drop of concern for their own protection.
Yet they find the answer.
It may take them hours and hours of installing bogus SMS Tracker software before they finally find one that works as described.
Finding a good SMS Tracking program is hard. Even when I first went out searching for one, it was difficult to know which programs were real, which were just scams trying to get my money. After installing the program on my phone to test, the phone would have visible notifications, battery life, problems, and worse.
The underlying cause of the problem:
A major reason why it’s so hard to find a good SMS Tracker application is because of how easy it is for some random Joe to tent up a website (that they most likely ripped from another site,) promising the world. When in fact, you purchase the software, often time’s you won’t even be sent a confirmation email, let alone the software. Then – at least from my experience, when you try to get a refund, POOF! The site has disappeared.
The solution is pretty simple.
I’ve found and tested almost all SMS Tracker apps. I’ve actually done the research. So take the suggestions that I’m going to present soon.
That’s all you need to do, pick one of the suggestions that I’m about to give ya, and you will be safe!
My Favorite SMS Tracker App
FlexiSPY – my all time favorite SMS Tracker app.
FlexiSPY IS without a doubt, the best spy app out there, period. It’s been around since 2005, and is the company that actually invented the spy phone. But I will admit that it did take me a long, long time to finally try FlexiSPY. Why? Because at the time it was so damn expensive. Back when I first starting testing SMS Tracker software, this company was selling the PREMIUM version of their software for around $350 USD.
Now compare this to the average price of the spy apps out there, (around $50 – $70 USD)
But I’ll tell you what.
After getting just really, really tired of software that didn’t work, I finally shelled out the money for FlexiSPY.
And from that moment, I was hooked.
I don’t really know the cause of FlexiSPY making software that’s so much better than their competition, but I know the end result, error free SMS Tracker – and more – that gets the job done.
For example, one of my biggest headaches before buying FlexiSPY was that with other software, I would often get SMS alert’s on the phone I was testing, with weird Alien-esque code. This would have definitely created big suspicions if you were trying to be discreet about spying.
But once I installed FlexiSPY, none of these problems occurred ever again. I was given the option to keep make the icon visible, OR hidden.
It didn’t kill my battery like the other spy apps had done, it didn’t create a huge data drain that was easy spot on my monthly phone bill as had happened before , AND -perhaps my favorite thing – was that FlexiSPY was and still is an auto-updatable app.
This really sets it apart from other spy apps out there.
I didn’t need to manually take the phone in hand, uninstall the program -losing all my data- type in the painful URL, download the app, reinstall and do the setup all over again.
FlexiSPY has made this so damn easy. There’s literally a button on your dashboard that flashes a bit whenever there’s an update to the software available. You just left click on the flashing icon, then press the confirm button, and within an hour, the software will be compatible and up to date. Your data will still be there, nothing gone, and everything will be running smoothly.
Having this auto-update feature is especially important in the SMS Tracker world.
Because the apps that you’re wanting to track, update all the friggin time! As well as the phone that it’s installed on.
So, let’s say the Facebook app that you’re monitoring goes and decides to update itself. You’re temporarily not going to be able to view any more Facebook logs that are going on, on their phone because the spy app can no longer track it. It’s just not compatible.
So then, you have to wait… and wait.. and then after you’re done waiting a bit more (1-2 weeks) then your sub-par spy app will finally again me compatible with the Facebook app.
But then, you still have to get the phone in your hand, you still have to uninstall, you still have to re-install, and oh yeah, your logs are gone.
All that data that you had captured, the whole purpose for tracking SMS’s in the first place, to get the evidence, woosh, out the door.
FlexiSPY is currently the only spy phone software that can update without having to access the target phone again, this is probably my main reason for so whole-heartedly backing it.
Of course, as I mentioned, Tracking SMS’s is at the lowest level of what FlexiSPY can accomplish. There’s just so much advanced tech and features packed into this program that I can’t even begin to count. But I’ll tell you a few of my favorites.
My favorite things that FlexiSPY can do.
FlexiSPY can currently monitor 13 messaging applications. Between Facebook Messenger, Viber, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter Messages, and more. It really is the most powerful when it comes to all around IM monitoring. Their competition doesn’t even come close.
Another FlexiSPY-only feature, with call recording you can actually set monitor numbers that you are suspicious of, and record them when the target’s phone connects to one of those monitored numbers. So, for example, say that number 904-299-0122 has sent some SMS messages to the person you’re spying on, and these SMS messages show flirtatious texts or even worse. You’re gonna want to keep tabs on what they’re saying ear to ear. So, you just input that number into FlexiSPY’s monitored number list and the next time that phone number calls their phone, or their phone calls that phone number, a recording will start. Then, when the call ends, the recording will stop recording.
From then, you can look at your dashboard and see the recording. Just plug in your favorite headphones, press the play button and that’s all there is too it. You’re now listening in on their recorded phone calls. You’re even able to download the recorded phone calls for filing purposes.
Most good spy apps will have a GPS tracking feature. FlexiSPY is not different. In fact, they have an intelligent GPS tracking mechanism that doesn’t drain the battery life as it does with most other apps. One cool thing that I like about their GPS tracking feature is the ability to take the recorded gps data and export it into a program like tom tom or google maps. By doing this, you’re actually able to drive the same route, get 100% the same directions that they did on their route. You’re also able to see how long they stayed at one location, which can be invaluable for determining if they were up to anything nefarious or not.
Once again, FlexiSPY owns the SMS Tracker app market by offering things that others can’t. Namely, ambient recording. This ambient recording feature that their developers have conjured up lets you remotely and secretly turn on their phone’s microphone, and record what’s going on. So say you know from their GPS coordinates that they are in a house that you’re unfamiliar with. You want to know what’s going on inside, but what can you do? Easy.. Just log into your FlexiSPY dashboard, go to the Ambient Recording’s section, and turn it on. Their phone will secretly turn on and will record the noises of whatever is happening inside – just be prepared for what you hear, seriously. – You can then take the Ambient Recording and download it if you want a hard copy for safe keeping. You can even schedule Ambient Recordings which is pretty bad-ass if you’re doing detective-type work.
So, you now know where they are, what they’re saying, but how can you know what they are doing? Not a problem with FlexiSPY’s Rem Cam feature. I tested this thing out and it worked like a charm. No sounds, flashes, or any signs that the camera was just turned on took place. You just tap the conveniently placed remcam icon (looks like a yellow camera) and boom! Their phone will start secretly taking photos and uploading them to the dashboard. You can also specify which camera you’d like to be activated, that, in theory, you’re doubling your chances of capturing what’s going on.
I hope that through this article, you’ve learned a bit more about SMS Tracking. In this post I went through the problems plauging a lot of people trying to Track SMS messages, as well as the solutions to these problems.
In conclusion, I’ll say that my #1 advise that I can give to anyone that is wanting to monitor someone’s phone secretly, is to shell out the extra money to make sure that it’s a good product. If you pay a half-assed amount of money, you’re going to get a half-assed program.
You can check out all the features of my favorite SMS Tracker app, through the link below.
It’s becoming pretty clear that if you or a loved one own a phone, you need some sort of monitoring software on it.
In the past there weren’t that many concerns about the nature of what might be happening on a phone, but as different methods for socializing using different messaging apps popped up, people began to realize the potential risk that they were in. So, carriers, like Sprint and Verizon, opted to make built in software so that customers could monitor the basics. But, the basics just aren’t cutting it anymore, and there’re many things you are missing out on if you only use the pre-built in software. You won’t be able to see any IM chat history, any historical media like photos and videos, and you’ll have a limited view of GPS history.
Using a cell phone spy software is a much more practical solution. Not only will you be able to see the basics, you’ll gain access to a previously untapped source of activity, you’ll be able to know exactly what they are up to on their phone.
In this post, I will be looking at nine of the very best free cell phone tracker, as well as premium versions -that are affordable- while trying to differentiate what makes each app unique. Additionally, to try and give you a better understanding of what you’re going to get with each app, I’ve included screenshots of what their dashboards look like, and I’ve listed what their main features are.
able to not only capture the basics like SMS, GPS tracking, and photos, but much more advanced features like Facebook capture, Snapchat capture, etc, FlexiSPY is one of the most sophisticated (and most famous) cell phone spy software solutions on the market.
Over and above being one of the simplest spy apps to install (takes around 1-2 minutes), FlexiSPY also boasts one of the best support channels out there with a dedicated live chat team, an in-depth faq if you should need it, as well as even having their own community forums where members discuss their spying tactics.
A regular license for FlexiSPY starts at $69 per month, – this should be more than enough for most users.
Where FlexiSPY really starts to impress though, is with their call recording, call interception, and password cracking abilities – though a few of their more advanced features only work on their advanced license (FlexiSPY Extreme)
The extreme license starts off at $199 for 3 months and gives you access to quite a few more advanced features, which is good if you are a professional investigator.
Developed by Bitex Group, mSpy is also a great spying solution. They offer a free version of their app which you can use for 7 days before deciding whether or not you want to purchase it or not. The free version lets you do everything that their paid version does, but again, it’s only good for a week.
With their basic version, the software lets you do most of what you’ll need to do, like cell phone location tracking, SMS capture, and photo capturing, but they do have a neat feature that FlexiSPY doesn’t have which logs all the keys pressed on the phone. They also have, by far the best looking interface.
I love the dashboard that mSpy give you, it’s intuitive, clean and lets you easily find the data that you need to see – this really helps make the app stand out from its competitors.
If you are looking for more advanced features, then you’re in luck, mSpy also give you Facebook, WhatsApp, SnapChat, and LINE capturing.
I really admire the business structure Bitex Group have fostered for mSpy, as they have great family monitoring features like geo-fencing, and geo restriction settings that alert you to when they have traveled to a restricted area. A downside though is that if you want some of these family monitoring features, you’re going to have to buy their advanced version, which could get expensive.
Claiming a customer base of over one million, Highster Mobile appears to be one of the most popular spy apps available.
It has a rather old-school dashboard (and website), but it does what it claims, acting as an SMS tracker, as well as monitoring Facebook, Skype, BBM, WhatsApp, and much more – better yet, unlike any other app in this list, it is a one time payment product. Meaning that you buy it once and get it for life.
Once you have purchased their software, you are sent the login details to your dashboard where you can then install the app onto the phone you want to spy on and then configure your dashboard if you wish. Highster Mobile is definitely an ugly piece of software, and not as user-friendly as many of the other spy apps that I’ve discussed, but if you’re not all that interested in looks, then there’s nothing preventing you from getting your spy on
Offering a seven-day free trial, OwnSpy is spying solution single-handedly built by Antonio Calatrava (A well known iOS security expert.)
Having a polished looking website and dashboard, this app is really refreshing after dealing with Highster Mobile. But besides the looks, OwnSpy also has some decent spying power behind it, being one of the only two spy phone software on the market that can turn on a cell phone microphone remotely and listen in -the only other product that does this is FlexiSPY-
As soon as you enter their demo though, you’ll probably notice that they don’t have as many features as other spy software out there. And that’s one of the limitations of being a one man show as OwnSpy is. Even still, OwnSpy will have you covered with the basics, just keep in mind that even with their highest package, the only social messaging app you will be able to monitor seems to be WhatsApp at this time.
If you are searching for a good, all around spy app which has a long-standing reputation, then Mobile Spy might just be for you.
Most everything that you need for spying is in their basic version, but with their premium version just be a bit more expensive that basic, you’re better off going for the latter. You can track messages, Facebook chats, Viber chats, GPS locations, spy on kik messages, etc.. They even give a demo to see what the dashboard feels like.
Mobile Spy is definetly a software that I can recommend. It should also be noted the the price I gave above is for a three month package -they don’t offer a one month package- so, take that number, divide it by three, and that’s the monthly cost, not bad.
MobiStealth is another spy app that’s been in the game for a long time, if I’m not mistaken, they popped up about a year after FlexiSPY did.
These guys have three different tiers of package levels. Their most basic version gives you the option to pay for only two weeks which I think is kind of cool, but what do they have to offer for this basic version?
Their most basic version offers three things: Call History, SMS Logging, and Location with GPS.
MobiStealth also have two more tiers of pricing, Lite and Pro. But essentially, if you go for the upgrade, the only useful features you’re going to be gaining is photo capture, and sim change notification. The rest are useless features like bookmark logging, appointment logging, etc.. All of the software that I’ve listed so far include all of these things at their most basic level.
Still, if you only want to shell out 19 dollars, and only need the most basic of features (and only need it for a week) then this might be the right choice. Before you decide on this though, you should check out my next pick below, as I might just be saving you 19 bucks.
Gizmoquip SMS Tracker is the first spy app on this list that is downloadable from the google app/play store. After installing and setting up, you still are given login details for your dashboard, where you can view SMS, GPS, and call history.
Gizmoquip has over five thousand reviews on the Google Play store, and it comes out with an overall score of four stars out of five, but here’s what you need to know. Gizmoquip is NOT a hidden application, it is not an undetectable spy app. When you install this app onto the phone, it’s going to show up in the notifications bar, contantly.
Couple Tracker is an app that, like the app I reviewed, comes from the Google Play store. But, this one is different from all the other apps I’ve looked at so far.
What differintiates Couple Tracker from the rest is that this app must be installed on two phones, e.g. you install it on your phone, and your wife/husband installs it on theirs.
You both get to see each others Facebook messages, call logs, and sms logs. It’s a neat concept, running on a trust system, but there are some obvious drawbacks. Namely, this app doesn’t cover any other social media apps like Viber, LINE, SnapChat, or any of the other major apps. So while you are watching their Facebook messages, they could be using this to their advantage, choosing to only do chats that they want kept secret through another messaging app.
SpyEra is another app that lets you spy on Android and iOS devices. It is one of the more pricey ones, but is up there as one of the software that I recommend to people the most.
They have just one version of their software for both Android and iOS devices, which covers practically all of your spying needs, such as: Social messaging capture, gps capturing, sms tracking, call recording, call interception, and more.
One of the things I like about SpyEra is it’s compatibility of Android phones, which is right up there with mSpy and FlexiSPY. It also supports the latest jailbreakable version of iOS which is nice.
If you want a straightforward, easy to use, and all-in-one solution for spying on a cell phone and have the money to spare, I’d say that it’s hard to beat FlexiSPY (though mSpy is a definitely a worthy challenger). If the only thing you need to do is track their sms messages, then there really isn’t a need to buy a spy app at all: give gizmoqup’s SMS Tracker a try instead. (Just remember that gizmoqup is not hidden.)
Which of the cell phone spy apps that I mentioned above are using? Or if you think I’ve missed one, please let us know in the comments section below.