If you spend time typing something and your Mac crashes, how can you get your work back? Want to know what your employees or children are viewing when using a Mac? The answers to all those questions are available with a keylogger.
Logging For Security, Not Fun, Or Profit
Keystroke logging is all the rage among the security paranoid these days. Keylogging, simply put, is the action of recording, or logging, all the keystroke activity on a Mac or PC.
Why would anyone want to record all the keystrokes entered into the keyboard? Refer back to the list of questions above.
A keylogger on your Mac tracks all the user keystrokes into a log, including email, typing a document, online chats, websites visited, screenshots, and more.
It’s both a good security mechanism, and a way to save what you type while you type. You know. For security and backup.
Perfect Keylogger Lite is a freeware app that resides in the background of OS X and captures all the keyboard deeds.
Installation and setup couldn’t be much easier.
Click to clear All Logs.
Click to View the Logs. It’s ready to go.
The Hide and Go! button is self explanatory. It hides Keylogger from the user and turns it on, ready to capture keystrokes as they’re typed.
All that for free. The non-free, multi-user version has a hefty price tag, but comes with a longer list of features, including remote monitoring, logs that can be saved automatically to an external USB disk or memory card, and it records more keystrokes, supports more apps, snaps photos using iSight, records passwords and login IDs, and can have log files emailed to you.
Perfect Keylogger is a good way to help secure your Mac, and keep track of wayward employees and teenagers and what they do while using a Mac.
However, use a keylogger wisely. While it might be worthwhile to track what employees type, what you type might come back to haunt you.