CutX
CutX 4.5.1
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Block offensive content in Safari.   Demo ($60.00)
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CutX Content Filter offers new ways to help you block unwanted websites from display in your Safari Web browser. If a website has been blocked, the user is informed by a message and the page is not loaded.

Part of the reason that CutX is the best parental control filter for Safari is that it is so easy for parents to install and manage. Let's face it - these days, most kids know a lot more about computers and the Internet than their parents. That is why we designed an application that is so effective and, above all, easy to use. CutX is easy to install - it does so automatically and
What's New
Version 4.5.1: Bug fix.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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rob.h tipped on 15 Jan 2009
You can also use the free OpenDNS service with which you can either set up your own custom filtering, or choose various levels of automated filtering which are maintained for you by OpenDNS and their contributors. Also you can set it once for your entire network if for example you have 2 or 3 kids, each with their own Mac or PC.
[Version 4.5.1]


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mlipenk reviewed on 07 May 2008
I downloaded and installed CutX Content Filter for Mac OS X Safari. Then I went into the preferences and selected one of the choice terms that are in the Banned Words list. Next I did a Google search on the selected word. Not only does it do absolutely NOTHING for the quite descriptive search results... the first site I clicked on prompted the alert, with the page content displayed in full debauchery in the background! Granted some sites were actually fully blocked. However, if CutX can't even filter on the Banned Words list, what good is it? I guess it is better than nothing. But for $49 you should get more than a false sense of security. Firefox with the ProCon filter extension does much better than CutX. And ProCon is free. Otherwise Safari's parental controls is still a decent option.
[Version 4.0.1]


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Tomis reviewed on 06 Jun 2007
The read me says the program is $99, the Installer says it's $49, trying to register took me to their homepage where I had to hunt around to find the price listed as $49. After the initial setup in the absurdly large preferences dialog they use, I tried it out.

The real advantage of CutX is in it's content filtering. It blocks pages and web addresses which contain banned keywords. This is also its downfall.

I found that on large websites it consistently locks up Safari as it goes through checking every piece of linked media. Additionally, it's not hard to get around the initial blocks by simply running websites through a translation service.

If you are looking to protect young users from inappropriate content on the internet then the solution is MacOS X 10.4's whitelist based parental controls paired with simply being in the room.

The basic idea behind this software is decent. But the implementation doesn't feel professional, and the cost can not be justified.

To sum it up, when CutX blocks a website it display a static page with the words "YOU CANNOT ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE" in giant letters. I think the poor grammar of this statement is a good metaphor for the program on the whole.
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Downloads:3,969
Version Downloads:2,329
Type:Internet : Plug-ins
License:Demo
Date:02 Jan 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $60.00
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CutX Content Filter offers new ways to help you block unwanted websites from display in your Safari Web browser. If a website has been blocked, the user is informed by a message and the page is not loaded.

Part of the reason that CutX is the best parental control filter for Safari is that it is so easy for parents to install and manage. Let's face it - these days, most kids know a lot more about computers and the Internet than their parents. That is why we designed an application that is so effective and, above all, easy to use. CutX is easy to install - it does so automatically and in just a few minutes.

Not to mention that its easy to use interface makes configuring it a snap! With CutX, you can protect yourself and your children from pornographic websites. CutX gives you all the tools you need to block them. Even when you aren't around, you can rest assured that adult sites and those with sexually explicit content are blocked.

With CutX, you can also ensure productive activity in the workplace. CutX helps you make sure employees are on task and not distracted by casual Web surfing or excessive personal business. With CutX, you will keep your employees focused on the job, not on Internet distractions. CutX also provides you with a way to protect employees from the threats associated with unregulated Internet access.

As the administrator, you will have the password that allows you to easily customize the level of Internet filtering for each user in your home or workplace. You can have full, un-filtered access to the Internet while making sure that your children or employees are fully protected.


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