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Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It's lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use. And it just works.

The primary functionality of Prey is free, however Pro plans are also offered beginning at $5 / month

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Version 0.6.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


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Turquoise Member IconComment+100

0.6.1 is here, but shhh...

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Version 0.5.9
Strych9 Member IconReview+56

Free version = 3 devices (mac, win,android,iOS...) no subscription.
There is a pro for 3 devices, but does not add a lot more.
Free one is enough and cool !

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Version 0.5.9
BigJohnson Member IconComment+171

"Free" = $60 per year. That's $300 in 5 years!

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Version 0.5.3

The primary functionality of Prey is completely free. The pro plans add a few additional features and allow for the tracking of more devices. I've updated our description to make this more clear.

Oysterhaven Member IconComment+22

Had never heard of this app before reading this article today:


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Version 0.5.3
Sitting-In-The-Sun Member IconComment+25

bit confused.

it says prey is free to use with unto 3 devices.

however on the webpage it says 3 devices is $5 per month.

so is it free or is it paid ?

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Version 0.5.3
Cowicide Member IconComment+1134

One should know that while the app is "free", there is a monthly fee to use the app.

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Version 0.5.3
Ironman Member IconReview+33

I give 4 stars because it's free and it does work.
Used the "advanced" setting with my own email and web server (not the one from prey project)
I confirm this launches at boot despite some comments.
The infos you get by email are very accurate.
My negative comment is that if you fail putting valid infos using advanced setting, there is no check to see if infos are valid, so you have to manually change the config file, and OSX permissions.
I am on MacBook Pro 2011 using 10.7.2
Recommended !

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Version 0.5.3
Firefall Member IconReview+7

I just tried Prey on my MacBook Pro running 10.5.8 and on a Netbook with XP SP3, neither worked properly. I tried all the troubleshooting steps and ended up with nothing but inconsistent behavior. After a week of searching and testing I've given up and uninstalled it. Hopefully I'll be able to try it again in the future when its more reliable.

Short list of issues:
- Installed fine on the Mac and verified itself, never sent any reports back when flagged as missing.
- Installed on XP, but never verified even though check mode said everything was fine. Manually ran it which allowed it to verify, but never seemed to run automatically. Reinstalled several times.
- Sometimes the XP install would screenshot the desktop, sometimes it wouldn't. Updating the module settings didn't always pass on down either.

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Version 0.3.73
Gcodori Member IconReview+4

Tried the latest version on my macbook running Snow Leopard. About 10 minutes after install and every 10 minutes the alert would come on my mac (even through prey was set to monitor every 20 minutes - go figure). The first time it locked the screen and asked for the password (good thing I caught the default password before exiting). All other times it just popped up an alert. This happened even when I did NOT mark the machine as missing. So I removed the mac from being tracked by Prey. Guess what?!? Still getting the message and alert - with the added bonus of not being able to go the the prey control panel and saying it's not missing - AGAIN. But I found a solution to this problem: I uninstalled prey and chucked the file right in the trash. By the way, the uninstall program is broken - no feedback as to whether the uninstall was a success - had to manually exit from the uninstall program also (it just sits there after clicking the uninstall button). Wait until prey hits 1.0 before using on a machine. By the way, installed on my wife's android phone - waiting for the angry call that her phone suddenly locked up on her for no reason also.

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Version 0.3.73
Wachunei Member IconReview+2

I've been using this software for a while, since there was no UI and now I can say this project has grown up, its new features are amazing, I just tested them and they work perfectly. The last wifi-location feature indicates a reasonable area where the laptop may be, although the screenshots and pictures give you a lot information to "prey".

This is one of the best "stolen laptop" software, besides it's free and open, and has very good feedback with the dev team's mailing list.

Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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Version 0.3.72
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Version 0.5.2
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Downloads 10,983
Version Downloads 759
License Free
Date 07 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price Free
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