updated 03:50 pm EST, Tue March 3, 2009
eBlaster monitoring app
SpectorSoft has announced a remote monitoring application for the Mac, eBlaster. The software is designed to help parents or employers spy on all of a person's actions on a computer, either in real-time or through scheduled reports via e-mail. Features of eBlaster provide users with detailed transcripts of chat conversations, websites visited, keystrokes entered, any e-mails that are sent or received, and all program and user activity. In addition, the program can operate in a stealth mode preventing it from appearing in the Dock, and be restricted only to authorized users.
Activity reports are e-mailed automatically, and can be customized to arrive at specific times. Contained inside each report is information such as logon and logoff times, keystrokes, which applications have been used and for how long, the sites visited and the number of visits. Real-time instant messaging reports are provided for iChat, Yahoo, Adium, MSN and AIM. The automatic e-mail forwarding function works with most POP/SMTP e-mail clients, including Mail, Thunderbird and Entourage.
eBlaster is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, and is currently priced at $100. A discount is offered for users who own other monitoring titles from the company such as Spector Pro.