Wondering what others are doing on your Mac while you’re away? Wonder no more with
Rampell Software’s new
ViewRemote application, which logs keystrokes and periodically snaps screenshots of activity on your Mac and allows you to view them from any computer with an Internet connection.
“The Internet is a scary place with a lot of temptations and parents can’t always be home,” said Alastair Rampell, president of Rampell Software, as he noted one use for the application. “ViewRemote is like being able to point a surveillance camera, that you can watch no matter where you are, directly at your computer screen.”
Once you install ViewRemote on your Mac, you can set up an account on the ViewRemote Web site. All keystroke logs and screenshots are stored in the ViewRemote data center, which you can access on the Web site with your account. You can view keystroke logs and screenshots by date and delete the ones you don’t need anymore, request a new screenshot, change your preferences for screenshot size and color depth, indicate that logs and screenshots should be sent to a specific email address, and more.
ViewRemote requires Mac OS X v.10.2 (Jaguar) or higher and is compatible with Panther. The price is US$69.95, and it’s available for download now. You can also check out an online demo that simulates accessing an account and viewing computer activity.