Watcher

Keep control of internet activity

Worried how long your kids are spending on the internet? Well Watcher can help you by setting-up clear boundaries between your children and their computer. View full description

PROS

  • Dashboard Widget

CONS

  • Kids won't be happy

Very good
8

Worried how long your kids are spending on the internet? Well Watcher can help you by setting-up clear boundaries between your children and their computer.

Watcher allows you to introduce time-limits on internet activity including surfing, messaging and even playing games. Simply input start and end times from Monday to Friday and at weekends and Watcher will do the rest. You can also fix time-limits if, for instance, you don't want your kids to be using the computer before school. Disk limits of your choice also ensure only a defined amount of space is ever available.

Best of all is the Dashboard widget which sets up a credit system for children to negotiate how they want to spend their total hours of computer access across the week. Instant statistics then give you immediate access to the past day's, week's or month's activity.

Watcher is a well-designed program that offers parents real peace of mind. The only problem is that your children might not be too happy.

Changes

  • Configure Watcher on a firewall-protected computer.

Watcher brings Parental Control on Mac OS X to a new level. With Watcher, limit the time your kids can use Safari, Instant Messaging, or even games on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Watcher uses the latest Mac OS X technologies to bring you the most enjoyable user experience, with the traditional ease of use of Mac OS software. Managing accounts is so easy that you will do it from a single window.

Watcher 4 introduced network-wide settings. Now, Watcher 5 improves it and allows you to configure Watcher on a firewall-protected computer.

Watcher

Download

Watcher 5.0