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Best Monitoring Software

Monitoring software helps keep your family safe from dangerous and inappropriate content online. Read our reviews to learn how you can protect your children with the best monitoring programs.

Verity

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews i

ContentBarrier

This monitoring program has 23 categories, so you can easily block dangerous content without having to enter each individual site’s URL into the ContentBarrier blacklist. ContentBarrier lets you

Witigo

The most unique feature of Witigo monitoring software is that it redirects your kids to an age-appropriate website when they attempt to access a blocked site. This site has wholesome activities such a

Net Nanny

Net Nanny lets you block web content by category using its 18 filters, including those that intercept sites that have pornography, drugs, gambling, and death and gore on them. You can create additiona

Norton Family

Norton Family is the only monitoring software we reviewed that is tested by the third-party lab AV-Test, a non-profit company that also evaluates how well antivirus programs protect your computers. Th

Surfie

Surfie is one of the best monitoring software options because it has comprehensive tools that monitor your kids’ social media, chat and email accounts for cyberbullying, and it blocks these torm

Qustodio

We believe Qustodio is the best monitoring software because it protects your children online better than any other program we reviewed, and it’s easy to install and use. It’s compatible wi

Trend Micro

Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac is a basic antivirus program that includes several extra internet security tools that protect you and your family online. The virus scanning portion of the program receiv

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Sophos

Sophos Home gives you effective protection from malware for free, and lets you extend that protection to 10 different computers or laptops. It’s compatible with both Mac and Windows operating sy

Avast

Avast Security for Mac is one of a few free Mac internet security programs, and it’s one of only two that are good enough to make it onto our top 10 list. It is 99 percent effective at detecting

PC Mechanic

Unlike most of the apps we reviewed, which are large suites of tools, PC Mechanic focuses simply on scanning your computer and fixing the errors to improve and maintain performance. In our tests, it p

Avast

The personal firewall Avast includes with its Internet Security program is smart enough to provide extra security when you connect to a public network verses your home network. This helps keep snoops

Intego

Intego offers firewall protection that is especially designed for Mac users, and its Mac Premium Bundle X9 includes a system cleaner, online file backup and antivirus. Parental controls are also inclu

Avira

Avira is a top-notch antivirus solution that consistently ranks near perfect in detecting and blocking malware threats in third-party laboratory tests. It also has a powerful internet security suite t

Best Internet Security Suites

Protect your computer from viruses and malware while also blocking other threats such as cyberbullying and offensive content. Learn more in our comparison of the best internet security suites.

Ulysses

Ulysses is simple creative writing software for Mac OS X users. It can help you proofread and edit your documents easily, although it lacks many developmental features that other writing applications

The Novel Factory

The Novel Factory is creative writing software that guides you through each step as you develop and write your story. The interface leads you in a linear path from story inception to completion. This

Scrivener

Scrivener is powerful and capable creative writing software. Though novice writers may be put off by the learning curve, from our testing we can say that the software is worth learning as its arsenal

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