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LogKext is a freeware keylogger for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5. LogKext is controlled by a command-line client called logKextClient, and is encrypted with Blowfish encryption by default.

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Version 2.3:
  • Added Snow Leopard compatibility


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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centzon Member IconReview+3

Exactly what I need, and it is one of the first things I install on any new system. I can't recall how many times this unobtrusive, kernel-resident program has helped me back-track on stuff I've done. Five stars for everything except 4 for ease of use... personally I'd say 5 here too, but I realise others may not be so comfortable at the command line.

Oh, and *respect the privacy of others*. When someone borrows one of our machines I am always upfront about this program's presence. They then can decide if they trust me not to snoop.

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Version 2.3
KiaMIA Member IconReview-9

...so no one is going to answer my question? That pretty much gives me an idea of the level of customer care to expect. There are so many other options out there. ThT said, I'll pass. Thanks, but no thanks

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Version 2.3
KiaMIA Member IconComment-9

Hello there, Support!

I am considering purchasing this software as my GO-TO key logger for my home.

Does the free trial offer password logging as well?

And for every user on my home computer (there are only two users here)?

Also, will I be able to monitor the other user without being detected?

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your prompt response.

Very Respectfully,


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Version 2.3

Umm, did you not see that it is free?

TommySmith7495 Member IconReview+0

I always used logkext on my OS 10.6, but now I updated to 10.8 and after giving my administrator password i get the following: sudo: logKextClient: command not found.

Is it possible to use it for 10.8 or can i solve this problem? Thanks for your help in advance.

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Version 2.3
Noah-Smith Member IconReview+0

THE keylogger for Mac operating system. Unlike other (even paid) alternatives it records every keystroke, even the Passwords. Works great on OS X "Lion" 10.7.5. Well recommended!

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Version 2.3
Thresher-The-Shark Member IconReview+145

Does what it says on the tin, no bloat. Works under 10.8.

I use it only to record my keystrokes.

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Version 2.3
MackyT Member IconReview+0

Nice one! But only keystrokes.

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Version 2.3
PaperCutPro Member IconReview+23

I've been using logkext for a couple of years and it does a good job. Exactly what I need, nothing extra. It's saved my butt countless times... from retrieving a lost email or letter to remembering a password from a month ago that I typed wrong and would have been otherwise irretrievable. The only thing I'd like to have (but can't) is an easier way to get to the documentation/help, but that's part of the system so I don't know if that could be overcome in the program itself. Good app with no extra BS.

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Version 2.3
Disgustingluck Member IconComment+0

Okay, so I don't understand this.
I tried doing what fred suggested about adding a password to my admin, but I already had a password it just never prompted unless I was installing something... so I tried changing my admin password to "daemon" so I would remember it.. now here I have the following:

Last login: Wed Jul 22 12:55:00 on console
Macintosh-2:~ Alex$ sudo logKexclient

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Version 2.3
Jules54 Member IconComment+0

Installed 2.3. When I went to terminal it said Error:logKext Preferences cannot be found. Is logKextDaemon running?

(after "sudu logKentClient" and password were entered)

Uninstalled and tried it again, and also on another mac, same result.

Running on a intel mac OS 10.5.8.

Any ideas?

Help Please

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Version 2.3
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Version 2.3
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Downloads 91,938
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License Free
Date 19 Nov 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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