So you are interested in buying some so called spy phone software and have started looking around at just what is available. The first thing you notice is just how many different software programs there are on the market. Of course you are asking which one is best?
This is the wrong question. There is no such thing as the best – only one that is best for you. You can easily find the best spy phone software application for your needs if you take a little time to consider your options.
Begin by thinking about what you really want to do with this software in terms of reporting, how much you are prepared to spend and the type of phone you want to monitor. Some of the spy software providers out there are decidedly dodgy in my experience so you need to be careful.
In my opinion, having tried many different programs in the last few years, only a few stand out: mSpy, Flexispy and Mobistealth Spy. These ones are effective and marketed by reputable companies so you will not get ripped off. Now you are asking which of these is the best.
Mobile Spy is one of the most popular spy software apps on the market. It is not just as fancy as the others I have mentioned but it does more than most people will ever need. They also support the iPhone and have a live monitoring feature. The company is U.S. based and has a good track record in terms of help and support.
The big thing with Mobile Spy is that the setup is easy and the user interface is less complicated compared to many others. For your first try at using cell phone spy software Mobile Spy is a great choice.
Mobile Spy is hard to beat on price, coming in around $129 for the top of the range service – and even the basic monitoring feature list is impressive. It is dependable, works well and is particularly user friendly. If you can live with a few less features then this is the one to look at first.
Flexispy has long been considered the top of the range spy software! It simply offers more advanced monitoring features than any of the others – but it is more expensive.
It has a single stand out feature – Live call listening which is exactly as it sounds. With compatible cell phones you can listen in to a live phone call. Flexispy is the only program to offer this feature – although it has limitations. They also offer call recording and surroundings recording.
The software works very well and the company itself is well established and has a good reputation. You can also be assured that your investment is a safe one. The software is easy to install and they give you lots of information and help to get everything set up.
There are a few downsides with Flexispy and in my opinion and the biggest one is its price. It is very expensive at around $340 plus for the top program. Unless you really need to have live call listening and recording features I think some of the other solutions may offer better value. That being said it is a great product just a little pricey.
StealthGenie has quickly become one of the most popular programs in the market and has a growing reputation. They compare well in terms of major features and reliability and have a great looking user interface.
They are regularly the first software company to come up with new releases and advanced features. With their most recent updates they now include support for Tablets and the iPad – as well as cell phones. With over 100,000 users and growing they seem to be leading the way.
Stealth Genie stands out thanks to their advanced tracking and alerts functions. They have very innovative ways to monitor phones movements in real time and report to you via alerts to your email or text messages. These features are especially well suited to monitoring employees movements (within the law) and for keeping a close eye on where your kids are.
StealthGenie is not exactly the cheapest option but is good value at around $200 for their top system. You can get started for less if you do not need the advanced options – $60 for a starter package. Their range of advanced monitoring features sets them apart from the rest.
Definitely worth a look if tracking is a key concern.
It really does come down to money and what you really need in terms of the advanced type of reporting features. Have a look at my comparison chart – it shows quickly which monitoring features are offered.
Do not get blinded by all the fancy stuff, for most people simply tracking and having access to the call logs will be more than enough. Phone compatibility is crucial and the only way to check is to visit the individual company websites and check if your phone is on their list.
Always keep in mind there are legal restrictions to how you can use this type of software. There are numerous disclaimers on the websites so have a read and make sure you use them legally.