Periscope
Periscope
1.5.4

2.7

Periscope free download for Mac

Periscope

1.5.4
02 November 2007

Use your webcam to capture activity in front of your Mac.

Overview

Periscope is the next generation of Web cam software that lets you use your iSight to capture activity in front of your Mac's camera and then save or share that image simply and automatically.

Within seconds, you can configure Periscope to monitor a room for motion, sound or on a timer. Periscope will send real-time images to your e-mail, .Mac Web page, or FTP site, and can upload to Flickr!

Put it this way, the next time your mini-fridge is raided by a roommate pleading innocence... You got the dirt.

  • 'scope your home when you're out of town.
  • 'scope for intruders with motion detection.
  • 'scope the kids when you're at the office.
  • 'scope a time-lapse movie of your workday.
  • 'scope for security.
  • 'scope for fun!

What's new in Periscope

Version 1.5.4:
  • Improved support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

15 Periscope Reviews

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bowlerboy-jmb
20 May 2014

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This product is abandonware. It is also a good example of the flaws inherent in licensing schemes that rely exclusively on connecting to a remote server to get beyond the demo mode. I have a serial number, but FreeVerse is gone. Absorbed into a NGMOCO, which is connected to DeNA which is associated with Mobage, all of whom, according to the bread crumbs I followed, are dedicated to developing addictive mobile games bases on a rather dubious game design strategy. Anyway, since there is no FreeVerse website or Store to validate my serial number, this program is locked in DEMO mode for me. The hard drive of a now defunct MacBook Pro had two still images that I took back in 2009 under Leopard, so I know it worked then. Not sure how the DEMO will work under Mavericks for its 50 hour lifespan. Down Periscope! Dive! Dive!
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Version 1.5.4
makeingcool
16 October 2016
I highly recommend Allavsoft to download periscope video into its original video format or any popular video format, like MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, etc.
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Version 1.5.4
Promac
22 March 2016
The new one is here http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/48641/periscope-pro $10 only
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Version 1.5.4
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
03 September 2016
$19.99 now.
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bowlerboy-jmb
20 May 2014
This product is abandonware. It is also a good example of the flaws inherent in licensing schemes that rely exclusively on connecting to a remote server to get beyond the demo mode. I have a serial number, but FreeVerse is gone. Absorbed into a NGMOCO, which is connected to DeNA which is associated with Mobage, all of whom, according to the bread crumbs I followed, are dedicated to developing addictive mobile games bases on a rather dubious game design strategy. Anyway, since there is no FreeVerse website or Store to validate my serial number, this program is locked in DEMO mode for me. The hard drive of a now defunct MacBook Pro had two still images that I took back in 2009 under Leopard, so I know it worked then. Not sure how the DEMO will work under Mavericks for its 50 hour lifespan. Down Periscope! Dive! Dive!
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Version 1.5.4
1 answer(s)
aglessi
aglessi
27 January 2015
Same here. I stil have a working copy (1.5.4) on my old macbook (under Lion) but wasn't unable to reinstall it on another machine (under Mavericks) facing the same issue. Unable to find any help online too.
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Thecause
12 January 2010
link broken to download. current link: http://s3.freeverse.com/Mac/Periscope/Periscope154.dmg
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Version 1.5.4
Jimistar82
21 December 2009
Absolutely unusable. I have the fastest Mac made, and the amount of image processing thrown at the CPU with absolutely no thought to the effects is staggering. If you love the pinwheel, this app is for you. It hobbles my mac. You are stupid to buy this product. I was. Don't be stupid with me.
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Version 1.5.4
DragonDan
23 October 2008
Got this on recent promo. Missing lots of useful features, like Applescript support to start recording and ability to execute a script file on Capture.
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Version 1.5.4
Pfitzpa1
15 September 2008
Got this as part of the mupromo bundle recently and was excited to try it. However I could never get the email sharing to work on my .mac account, making it practically useless for me as email is the only sharing option that works for me. The options were fairly easy to navigate and figure out, and the GUI is not bad. The Window/Activity log showed nothing for me even though I had several motion and manual triggered shots. CPU Usage is ridiculous, I presume it's processing the video to detect motion but maxing out the CPU permanently also makes this a non-starter. (Note when I restarted periscope the CPU usage settled down at around 10% so I'm not sure why the initial high usage was there) Lack of video, which should be a simple feature to add is also a minus. I couldn't get a sense of what the delay between snaps was after a trigger and if it was configurable. The default setting for the video is reversed, I'm not sure why that is but I had to find the video setting to flip the video so it looked correct. The Support/forums were of very little help. Most of the related posts had no resolution that could help me. I gave this a 2 for ease of use because I had difficulty verifying/debugging why email was not working and help was useless. For value I got this as part of the mupromo package so the cost was not an issue, however the fact it doesn't work with email makes it little/no value for money as I can't use it properly. Stability I gave a 3 because of the CPu loading issue. I wished this would have worked like I wanted it to. Great idea, not so good execution.
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Version 1.5.4
JKT
30 August 2008
I've just got this as part of the MacUpdate back to school bundle and, although the premise and features are great it is too buggy to earn more than 3 stars. Sharing by e-mail just doesn't work (which, as I am using MobileMe, is somewhat unforgivable as this should be the easiest setting to use) and there is zero feedback as to why other than a beep which doesn't infer any meaning. Worse yet, if sharing by e-mail is on, the app continuously uses greater than 100% CPU (on a C2D iMac), until it is quit and 10 to 20% when simply running in the background. Neither is acceptable behaviour. I've marked down ease-of-use and stability because of this - if the problems were fixed then it would be a 4 star app, easily, as the features can't be faulted. What is particularly good is the ability to set activation regions for capture rather than having the whole view trigger photo taking. This means you can set areas that you won't trigger yourself through normal use. There is however, one exception and that is the sharing to .Mac - we should be able to lock down the folder the photos are uploaded to and the site to view them (otherwise it is trivial for someone to find images of the inside of your home and/or remove the images).
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Version 1.5.4
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Webkarnage
Webkarnage
31 August 2008
Useful review there, but I don't think you can say MobileMe is going to be the easiest thing to get good results with at the moment. Apple can't for one, hence our getting 90 days added to our contract free. They may be letting this settle before putting in more work on that part, I certainly wouldn't be chasing moving goalposts if there was something else to fix.
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Version 1.5.4
Walruscp
28 August 2008
I bought this when it was on special here at MacUpdate, and it has since paid for itself and many times over. Setting it up to watch our front door while away on vacation, it caught our hired pet sitter not staying even close to the allotted time contracted. We showed the company the timestamped photos (which we had emailed to us while we were away), and we ended up saving nearly $200 because of it. The only problem has been that sometimes setting up the option to email is a bit funky. For some reason it does not always work the first time, and it could be related to Gmail. Not sure though. I would also add that the image quality is not the greatest (as was pointed out in a Mac|Life review). Overall, a very nice product.
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Version 1.5.4
Lolliffe
05 February 2008
I love the GUI, but wish it would record video, and not just pix.
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Version 1.5.4
$39.96

2.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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