Cell Phone Spy App Reviews

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I test every program personally before writing my review.
I only recommend a few select apps … find out why!

My Recommended Spy Apps

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1. mSpy

mSpy has performed consistently for me over a long period of time. This spy app has continued to add new features and even new methods of monitoring. They are the Best seller – read this to find out why.

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2. FlexiSPY

FlexiSPY is another long running spy software app – and it’s not going away anytime soon. A good competitor for mSpy but it has one unique feature set – call recording! They are the only program to offer this in a reliable way.


3. Umobix

Umobix is the newest addition to my recommended spy apps section. I have tested it and was pleasantly surprised. It offers a genuine alternative. It is definitely worth a look.

My Testing Process

I’m often asked why I only recommend a few spy app programs when there are so many being advertised across the web. Well unlike so many “review” sites I actually buy and test every program I review – myself !

I’ve been doing this since 2011 – and I have seen many spy apps come and go. Some have been just poor quality programs with over exaggerated claims and others have been outright scams. Some just don’t compete reliably.

I can honestly stand over my recommended spy apps because I run them on test phones continuously. That way I always see changes and know if the apps are not performing. If any program stops working as it should I will stop recommending it.

Will I Add New Apps to My List?

When I test new spy software I am looking for several things. Do they work as claimed ? Do they have a decent feature list ? Are they competitively priced ? Finally – are they reliable over time. That covers the basics.

To add a new product to my list it needs to be as good as or better than mSPY, FlexiSPY or MobiStealth – otherwise what is the point of recommending an inferior spy app? If one comes along that can at least match them or offers something new – then of course I will update my list.  

I do have reviews of other spy apps – but I don’t recommend them. You can find them on down the page if you keep reading. Don’t forget to check out my main Spy Apps page.

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Find The Best Spy Apps

This guide does more than just compare the top rated programs. I have included a buying guide and information to help you spot fake reviews and scam apps.

mSpy FAQ

This article is a companion to my main review of mSpy. It covers a list of the most frequently asked questions about this software. I’ve been asked many questions over the years – here I answer them.

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FlexiSPY FAQ questions


A list of the most frequently asked questions about the FlexiSPY app – gathered over a long period of time from users questions. I answer them here to go along with the main FlexiSPY review.

Other Reviews – I Don’t Recommend

As promised here you can find my reviews of other spy apps – but ones for one reason or another I can’t honestly recommend. I try to avoid publicly bashing any program … but sometimes I have no choice!

XnSPY Review

Teensafe Review

Hoverwatch Review

Highster Mobile Review

iKeymonitor Review

I have a couple of older reviews of products that no longer exist. StealthGenie Review this product was sensationally taken down by US law enforcement in 2014! PhoneSheriff Investigator Review  – this was a side product from the owners of MobileSpy and was taken off the market in 2014.

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Author - Susan Kennedy

Hi there - I'm Susan Kennedy, a regular mom who has used spy apps for years now. I was fed up with spammy reviews and poor information so I started this website. I also teach you how to improve your online security and stop unwanted spy apps. Reliable information from a real person!

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