Most parents today are anxious to know about the friends of their young kids and like to keep a tab on the people they meet. Now if you happen to be such a parent and would also want to monitor the social media activities of your kids; you try running the Kidcare Activity Monitor 2.0.1 application. The tool can give you timely updates about the activities your kids are engaging on the computer and you can choose to intervene if needed.
On launch the Kidcare Activity Monitor 2.0.1 shows up with a very dull looking interface that offers several options in one main screen. To begin with you can adjust the Startup setting by enforcing a password and setting a Hotkey. You can also choose to run the software in hidden mode and activate Image Encryption. Moving forward you should look to set the screenshot interval and duration till which the screenshot would be saved. Next you can tailor the settings for sending the screenshots and it includes number of images you wish to send in one go. A critical part of using the software involves choosing the relevant FTP and Email settings for the images to be sent out to you. In case of emails, you would also have to enforce an attachment size limit while in case of FTP you would have to specify a path on your local system from where the files would be uploaded. It is interesting to note that this application does not include a key-logger which stops it from being flagged as a malware by most antivirus utilities.
Overall the Kidcare Activity Monitor 2.0.1 serves a limited purpose of monitoring computer activities of your wards and thus is marked with a score of two rating stars. It remains woefully short of advanced features which is likely to constrain its popularity.