updated 12:10 am EDT, Tue May 18, 2010
Control what content can be viewed
app4mac has launched Giddy Up, a new children's web-browser made for school and home use. Giddy Up is designed as a secure web-browser that allows parents and teachers to set limits to what users can do while surfing the web. The app utilizes Apple's Safari engine to help provide easy navigation and control; it offers a wide range of security and session management options. Features include a virtual keyboard option for touch-screens, and URL control management.
Through the program users can place restrictions on certain websites, the operating system, and system settings. Control is also provided over downloading any files or applications. Other functions can be used to prevent children from accessing e-mail addresses, and to filter sites based on specific adult content.
Giddy Up is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and currently priced at $50. The software is also made to be a replacement for KidBrowser and CutX, which means current users of either program can send the company their previous licenses in order to receive a free copy of Giddy Up.