With the advent of the internet and technology, children of all age have started using internet. Even a 5-year-old child is active on social media sites and interacting with strangers. This has become a major concern for most of the parent all over the world as they cannot monitor their children all the time.
So for those parents who are looking for ways to monitor their children activities over the internet, Refog Keylogger or Refog Personal monitor software is a perfect and an apt solution for monitoring their children activities.
The software can effectively capture all the activities performed by your children on the internet and provide you a complete log of all the captured details. So, you can now monitor what your children do on the internet from a remote place.
With the software installed on your children PC, you can easily know what websites your children visits and all the conversations made by your children. So you no longer need to sit aside them and watch their activities.
How simple is the installation of the software?
The installation of Refog Personal Monitor software is so simple and can be completed with just a couple of clicks. The installation process is also very fast and completes within a few seconds. At the end of the installation process, you need to select the list of activities that you wish the software to capture during the monitoring process. Once the installation completes, you need to restart the PC to start using the software.
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What are the features offered by Refog Keylogger?
As a part of monitoring your PC, the software offers several features that allow for effective monitoring of your children activities on your PC. Let’s take a look at some of the features, the software offers its users.
- Keystroke recording feature can effectively capture all the keyboard entries made your children on your PC. It can record all the text like username, password, messages typed by your children on your PC.
- Website monitoring feature can effectively track all the websites and webpages visited by your children. The software keeps track of all the websites visited along with their timestamp even after the browsing history is deleted by the user.
- Screenshot capturing feature of the software takes a screenshot of your desktop screen at regular intervals of time when the user is using your PC. So you can visually come to know what the user or children are doing on your PC.
- The stealth mode can allow the software to run completely in invisible mode on your PC so that the user or anyone who is using your computer cannot detect the presence of the software.
- Application monitoring feature keeps track of all the applications and programs executed by the user on your PC. So you can easily know if your children open any program that is not intended for them.
- File tracking feature tracks all the files accessed and file operations like open, edit, copy, paste performed on each and every single file present on your PC. So you can easily find if your user accesses any confidential file that is restricted for them.
- Capture chats and IM feature can capture all the chats both outgoing and incoming made your children on your PC. So you get to know with whom your children converse and you can control them.
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How simple is the user interface of Refog Keylogger?
The user interface of Refog Personal Monitor is very simple and does not require the users to have any special technical skills to make use of it. Any ordinary user can install the software and customize them to monitor the PC when their children use it.
Almost all the features and options offered by the software are present in the home screen itself and there are no additional pages or screens in the application. Let’s now explain in detail about the working of the software.
The big green button and red button present at the top left corner of the window allows you to start and stop the monitoring process of your PC.
In the left side of the application window, you can see the list of user logins and different activities that are captured for each user. In the below screenshot, you can see that for a particular user, a number of keyboard strokes, screenshots, websites visited and many more details are captured.
You can click on each of the activity to view all the logs captured for that particular activity on the right side of the application window.
For example, clicking the screenshots will list down all the screenshots captured as part of the monitoring process.
Clicking the websites visited category will list all the websites visited by the user during the monitoring process.
Now, clicking on each of the individual captures will display the complete detail of that particular record in the bottom of the application window.
You can make use of the filter options at the center of the application window to filter the captured records based on date, day and weeks.
Clicking on the table button at the top of the window will display the logs as a simple table.
The report button will display all the logs for the selected date range as a detailed report in PDF format which you can download and save it on your PC.
The refresh button will refresh all the details.
The date filter button allows you to select a particular date range for which you wish to view the captured activities.
Clear logs button will clear all the captured records on your PC.
For any help on how to use the software, then you can access their online tutorial or help manual by clicking the online FAQ button under the help button at the top.
What is the word of mouth for the software?
After going through various reviews and comments about the software on the internet, I feel Refog personal monitor software to be more trustworthy. Almost all the reviews that I went through gave a positive conclusion and a good rating for the software.
Also, the user comments were also mostly positive though there are only a few comments that I could find on the internet. So I would definitely recommend the software for monitoring your children or user activities seeing positive reviews and user comments.
Please find below some of the positive testimonials that I came across on the internet.
“Refog Personal Monitor is good software to track computer and internet use in your home. However, it cannot prevent users from accessing questionable websites.” – Top Ten Reviews
“Refog Personal Monitor is a good and inexpensive keylogger, which is quite suitable for parental control.” – User
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Does Refog Keylogger offer a trial version and what are its limitations?
There is a trial version of Refog Keylogger available for the consumers to first try using it before making a purchase. But as like other commercial software, there is a limitation on the trial version. You can make use of the software and its features only for the first 3 days from downloading and installing the software on your PC.
Once the trial period ends, the software stops monitoring your PC and you need to buy the full version to resume the monitoring process.
|OS Supported||Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista|
|OS Supported||Mac OS X 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, OS X 10.9 – 10.10|
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What is the price of Refog Keylogger?
Refog Keylogger is available for both Windows and Mac users. There are two types of licenses for both the PC’s namely single license and three licenses.
The price of the single license is $39 and three licenses is $69. The price of both these licenses is the same for Windows and Mac PC’s. So three license package seems to offer more value for your money as you can save nearly $40.
On the other hand, Refog employee monitor is available only for Windows PC. The price of Refog employee monitor is $305 for 6 licenses and $505 for 12 licenses.
All the above prices are just for one month. So you need to renew your subscription every month.
If you want to use online dashboard you need to renew your subscription every month.
But Local monitoring and email reporting will work for one year.
The below screenshot provides a detailed comparison of the features offered by Refog Personal Monitor and Refog Employee Monitor.
I could not find any information regarding the money-back guarantee offered by the developers. Will update the space if there is any in the future.
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Verdict and Conclusion:
Refog Keylogger or Refog Personal Monitor software is a decent and good monitoring software that can monitor what your children or other users do on your PC when you are away. The software captures and records all the activities performed by your children on your PC and provides a detailed report to you.
You can access their online dashboard from anywhere and see what your children do when you are away. The simple and easy to user interface accompanied by good monitoring features makes it really worth your money.
Disclaimer: Refog Keylogger IS DESIGNED FOR LEGAL USE ONLY. It is a smartphone & tablet monitoring software that shall be used only with the aim of parental control of their children, by employers to monitor the devices which belong to them and on which the employees work, on a device which is of your ownership, and by you with a consent of a device owner.
- Very simple and easy to use interface
- Captures every single activity of your children on your PC
- Remote login to your online dashboard and view the monitored activities
- The software does not offer features for blocking websites and applications from being opened
- For a monthly plan, the price seems to be quite high