The 2012 version of IamBigBrother has a stealth option
that is hidden from the Windows Task Manager. When the application
is running, it always runs in stealth mode, which is a plus
if you are always forgetting to put the application back into
stealth mode. Another impressive feature that you might stumble
upon is that you can click on a date on the calendar icon and
it brings up all of the activity for that day.
An additional feature of IamBigBrother was the area where
you could identify certain keywords as something of concern.
You could add your personal information and anytime anyone mentions
that information it is flagged as a problem. You could also
add "bad" words.
They could improve this by adding
some pre-defined words, instead of making you define each of
the bad words.
There is also no way of automating the deletion of the
log files. It is not hard, you just have to do it manually by
clicking a button.
Ease of use:
IamBigBrother was missing a couple of minor features. IamBigBrother
had no Help interface in the application. The good news is that
IamBigBrother is so easy to use most people would never need
to use a Help button.
Ease of installation & setup:
Designed for Parents, this product is very easy to install.
They do offer great support in the event that you have trouble
setting up the software.
IamBigBrother allows you to see both sides of the conversations
in Instant Messaging and Chat applications.
You can also see the entire text of both incoming and
outgoing emails. There is also a "remote" subscription
service available for $9.99 per month that allows you to access
any of your reporting from anywhere, as long as you have Internet
IamBigBrother had no Help interface in the application.
IamBigBrother Review Summary:
IamBigBrother is an excellent product that doesn't impact your
computer speed. When you factor in the price, this might be
the best value for your money of any spyware/monitoring product
in the marketplace.
George La Rosa - ParentalSoftware.org 2012