When it comes to ensuring your loved ones are safe—even from themselves—there’s no better method than a literal eye in the sky. This is why we’re taking an in-depth look at Catch Me If You Can, from If You Can LLC, today. The application presents a fantastic new way to keep tabs on your kid’s phone, including checking text messages, tracking their location, and a wealth of additional features.
If that sounds like something you could get into, then check out our full review below! Starting with:
Concept and Functionality
Catch Me If You Can is the monitoring end of the popular If You Can series by If You Can, LLC. As such, it gives you basically what you would expect: users can install the application on the intended tracking device, and then monitor its use from afar in real time without the actual user knowing. That sounds invasive (and it is, we suppose) but there’s good reason for it.
With Catch Me If You Can, a parent can easily see what their child has been up to, and determine if any monitored activities have potentially endangered them. The application keeps records of all incoming and outgoing text messages, regardless of whether they’re deleted on the device or not. Likewise, all call records are kept safely on the company’s servers.
It goes beyond this, though. Let’s say the individual with the device is not where they’re supposed to be—you’re concerned, but what do you do?
By using GPS tracking, Catch Me If You Can can monitor the devices location, allowing you (or the authorities) to quickly locate it and resolve the situation.
You can even listen to the device’s surroundings through the application, allowing for unprecedented control and security.
On another end of the tool, if you think your child needs to halt communication entirely, a remote wipe, lockout, or shutdown can be initiated at any point.
It’s smooth, effective, and endlessly useful. And if you’re using another application similar to Catch Me If You Can, we can assure you that it offers as many or more features.
Design and Graphics
When it comes to layout and design, Catch Me If You Can is also everything we could hope for and more. It’s good-looking, easy to navigate, and of course, totally silent. If you don’t want the device user to know the application is running in the background, they will never see it. This allows or perfect security across the board, which is of pretty obvious value.
We also appreciated how well the desktop, browser-based version of the app ties directly into the mobile app. You can, in fact, have a number of devices all running Catch Me If You Can, and monitor them all directly from the Web. This kind of functionality is not only useful, but downright gorgeous.
At the end of the day, Catch Me If You Can is a terrific app with a specific purpose. The Nano edition is free for one year, but more features will cost you at least $15 a year for the Lite edition and up to $60/year for the Premium edition. You can see all the features and prices here. So, if you’re interested in the functionality of this type of app, the free one year deal for the Nano edition will give you adequate time to assess which level of service would be right for you.
And as stated, if you’re using an app like this already, or have a need for one, Catch Me If You Can is easily one of the best in the genre. It’s solid, well-designed, and perfectly feature-packed. And what else could you ask for?
Catch Me If You Can requires Android 2.3 and up. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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What do YOU think? We’d love to hear your comments, try it and let us know