BackTrack
BackTrack
1.6
3.5
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BackTrack free download for Mac

BackTrack for Mac1.6

18 July 2021

Logs all text typed into all applications.

What is BackTrack for Mac

Note: The developer has ceased development on this application.

BackTrack brings Mac users a new level of safety by logging all text (except passwords) that is typed onto all windows in all applications as well as a screenshot of the topmost window or desktop. The main advantage BackTrack has over other logging applications is BackTracks ability to log the window name that is in front while you are typing. BackTrack saves all its data to a fast-access SQLite database file. This file contains the application name, the window name, the date & time, and what you typed as well as past screenshot images.

Note: BackTrack is not compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks. We're working on it, but for now it will not work with Mavericks.

What's new in BackTrack

Version 1.6:
  • Support for MacBook M1
  • New onboarding

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Vagator
Vagator
Dec 2 2015
5.5
0.0
Dec 2 2015
0.0
Version: 5.5
This application is potential SPYWARE and is recommended by certain anti virus/malware companies to execute a thorough cleansing of your computer (Mac and Windows). Link:- https://www.sophos.com/en-us/threat-center/threat-analyses/adware-and-puas/BackTrack.aspx
Dedalus271
Dedalus271
Aug 24 2014
5.5
0.0
Aug 24 2014
0.0
Version: 5.5
Hmmm … http://www.modesittsoftware.com/BackTrack/BackTrack_For_Mac/Main.html “Because BackTrack is NOT compatible with Mavericks (OS 10.9) operating system, BackTrack has been discontinued.”
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Mar 30 2014
5.5
0.0
Mar 30 2014
0.0
Version: 5.5
VirusBarrier warned me that it was Malware, and repaired it by deleting it.
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Jun 5 2012
5.4.2
0.0
Jun 5 2012
0.0
Version: 5.4.2
Hey, you tangle with Modesitt at your peril. I bought a copy of another app of theirs at Kagi, just before they updated and moved it to the App Store ... Reply #1 from Modesitt: What do you want me to do about it? Actually, I think that was the gist of reply #2 and #3 as well—and then there were no more. Cold day in hell, indeed.
Mac Downgrade
Mac Downgrade
Apr 19 2012
5.4.1
2.0
Apr 19 2012
2.0
Version: 5.4.1
On my MacPro BackTrack is a CPU hog. After some time of use the Windows Server process takes all CPU cores at 99% and the whole system becomes unresponsive and slows down to a crawl. If I am luck enough to open the process manager and kill the BackTrackBA process, everything is fine again.
Habermana
Habermana
Oct 27 2011
5.4
3.5
Oct 27 2011
3.5
Version: 5.4
Love its back-tracking function. It is better that if it can record passwords too.
leoofborg
leoofborg
Sep 6 2011
5.4
2.5
Sep 6 2011
2.5
Version: 5.4
Backtrack is a REALLY useful keylogger (it also captures images, but I don't use it for that). It does catch the 'un-versionable' in Lion: comments, typed tweets from Twitter.app, etc. Despite the somewhat clunky UI it's very usable. I was able to find texts from hours before that would not have been saved. All in all it's a better solution than the free logkext that I had (occasionally) been using. I haven't run into any memory problems or slowdowns yet. EXCEPT for.. read on. BacktrackBA takes about 40 megs of Ram, and runs in 64-bit. It HAS to run in the background.. else how would it capture your keystrokes? Even in typed comments in twitter or some web form? That's not the beef I have with the dev. This is- Backtrack's demo mode it is REALLY obnoxious, and in some cases may even wedge your machine as it did with me on Lion. Let me explain: Every 15 minutes the dev will throw a nuisance dialog to try and get you to register your machine. Fine. Throw the dialog. But then the author overrides your 'Text to Speech' settings and your machine will try to use the default system voice & announce 'Excuse me, Backtrack needs your attention'. BIG NO-NO. Every 15 minutes. The first time this happened, while I had a number of things open, and I had my system voice set to japanese but OFF. Guess what? My machine froze while Backtrack tried to do the English dialog in Japanese. I have since switched back to English, so now every 15 minutes when the menu item is on it blares in English. Even tho' I have TTS set to OFF. In another case, by the 3rd or so nuisance dialog the demo can't invoke the system voice, so your Lion machine may freeze. I had this happen WHILE I was writing this review! Fans on, total freeze. I had to ssh into my own MacBook Pro and kill things from the Terminal. This is TOTALLY unforgivable. So while I find Backtrack very useful, the Dev's obnoxious 'per machine' licensing plus this obnoxious Demo 'feature' left a bad taste in my mouth. The Dev should DEFINITELY not be using TTS against the users' wishes, and I told him this in email. I'll leave it to everyone else as to whether it's worth the grief. The features are great. The Dev's licensing terms and demo? He almost lost a sale (while I typed this up, 15 minutes went by: *BEEP* 'Excuse me, Backtrack needs your attention').. if I hadn't already got it via MacZot, I'd probably be trashing it right now. It's THAT obnoxious. 3-4 stars for the features (I'm sure this rating will go up after I lose some typing) 1-2 stars for probably the most obnoxious demo I've ever had to endure. I say this as someone who works in software.
Uncoy
Uncoy
Jan 17 2010
5.1.1
3.0
Jan 17 2010
3.0
Version: 5.1.1
Nice concept. BackTrack is the only keylogger which actually separates your typing by document and keeps it cleaned up. Seems to work. It does install an exta MySQL lite database which runs constantly so you are looking at some overhead. But what I really object to and why I won't install or use BackTrack is that there is a daemon running constantly stealing processor cycles and pinging your whole network looking for other copies of BackTrack. Bill is effectively stealing your processor time in perpetuity. Not acceptable. What Bill is really after apparently is stopping people from running BackTrack on their own laptop and desktop at the same time. As many people, including me, have up to 3 Macs which are their own (although only two in the same place at any given time), per computer licensing is a bit annoying. I could live with a family pack but without the background checker. The pricing is right at $10. A real pity as I would buy BackTrack in a minute for my own computer and for the 5 Macs in my company if Bill would remove the processor and network stealing background processes. Bill, the pirates will always win (they beat Adobe everyday and Adobe is a lot better prepared for this war than you are). You should be worrying about the paying customers and not the pirates. Please let me know if and when you remove the spyware. My money is ready.
Nighthawk090
Nighthawk090
Oct 19 2009
5.1
0.0
Oct 19 2009
0.0
Version: 5.1
Version 5.1, when installed this version app window will open; however, when you click "quit" in window to minimize app it quits, relaunch and same thing occurs...restart, same thing. Using Mac Leopard 10.5....
Cruzdrew
Cruzdrew
Mar 24 2008
4.0.3
5.0
Mar 24 2008
5.0
Version: 4.0.3
Thank you so much for the update!!! Works really nice, and is like out of the way, makes it way easy to use.
Seika7
Seika7
Dec 29 2007
4.0.2
4.0
Dec 29 2007
4.0
Version: 4.0.2
Excellent software! Thank you so much for splitting it into a background app and an access app!
Guest
Guest
Oct 18 2005
2.2.2
4.8
Oct 18 2005
4.8
Version: 2.2.2
Been using previous version for quite some time, and I find this software invaluable as a reliable "backup" recorder of what I've written. A true life-saver more than once. It's one of those things that "does nothing" until you need it... and then it has what you need. When I encountered some issues with the new version, the developer responded very quickly and stayed in touch until the problem was solved (with v. 2.2.2). Most responsive (and helpful) shareware developer I've ever dealt with. Thanks for BackTrack!
Guest
Guest
Mar 1 2005
1.3
4.8
Mar 1 2005
4.8
Version: 1.3
Five stars, Joe Bob says Check it out. Saved this writer's bacon, especially as I have a bad habit of blogging in the browser window.
Guest
Guest
Aug 29 2004
1.1
4.8
Aug 29 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1
this is from my vt review; this really is a great little app, does exactly what I need it to do, and the price is spot on. Super easy to configure, and once you've done that, just leave it alone. Saved three hours of work this week alone - one of the very very rare times an os x app went south on me (appleworks, no less) and this came along and saved - okay, not my bacon, but my evening. Well worth the money. I want to comment on the support as well. After using the first version for an hour or two, I wrote to the author to suggest making the destination user-configurable. I got a reply in something insane like 20 mins, and there was a new version the next day. can't praise it enough. Just written to him again with a couple more suggestions, and it seems they'll be in an imminent release too. Wish all developers were like this, especially those that charge a lot more.
$1.99
3.5
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
License: 
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