PROS / You can filter web access through 27 categories, creating custom lists of allowed and forbidden sites.
CONS / It can't track calendar events.
VERDICT / Witigo has powerful filters and can track a wide variety of activity, but it's a bit restrictive or cumbersome in some aspects.
Witigo is cell phone parental control software that helps give you peace of mind about your kids' safety if they have their own mobile phones. With this software, you can track your kids' smartphone activity, set restrictions and receive quality reports without breaking the bank. It has some limitations compared to the best cell phone parental control software, though.
This parental control application tracks most activity and data, revealing your child's conversations, browser history, current GPS location, and even photos and videos they take with the device. However, it doesn't show calendar events, which would let you monitor your child's appointments and social plans.
You can limit what kind of content your child can view in apps or online by using the filter, which has 27 categories that you can block or allow. The filter works on the device's native browser and also on third-party browsers, such as Google Chrome.
This software also lets you limit your child's phone usage time by blocking off hour-long chunks on the calendar, letting them have access for a few hours after school or on the weekends. In our testing, we found this time-consuming to set up, as every time you click on an hour module on the monitoring website, the page refreshes. You can also get notifications when your child searches for certain keywords.
The app is easy to install, but you have to do most of the setup work on the target device, rather than on the monitoring website. There is no login to the monitoring website from the manufacturer's site; you receive the login link in an email upon purchase, and you have to save the email or bookmark the page in order to access it every single time, which is inconvenient. The reporting function is simple compared to some other programs' reports, but it still organizes the data in a clear and visually appealing way.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the product, you can contact Witigo's customer support team via online form. It is easy to fill out and doesn't make you jump through hoops. Witigo doesn't have live chat or phone support, but you can browse a FAQs section on the website.
Witigo can track a wide variety of activity and provide quick reports. It also lets you set up a variety of restrictions through the impressive filter categories and create a custom list of allowed websites. Though it is somewhat limited compared to higher-ranked cell phone monitoring software in our review, it is backed by good customer service and is a good option for the price.