Prey
Prey 0.6.2
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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
What's New
Version 0.6.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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Prey User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+79
Turquoise commented on 20 Nov 2013
0.6.1 is here, but shhh...
[Version 0.5.9]


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+21

Strych9 reviewed on 23 Mar 2013
Great.
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 !
[Version 0.5.9]


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BigJohnson commented on 27 Nov 2012
"Free" = $60 per year. That's $300 in 5 years!
[Version 0.5.3]

1 Reply

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+2

+263
MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 27 Nov 2012
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.
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+14
Oysterhaven commented on 07 Feb 2012
Had never heard of this app before reading this article today:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1401810
[Version 0.5.3]


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+1

+20
Sitting-In-The-Sun commented on 11 Jan 2012
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 ?
[Version 0.5.3]


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+1

+659
Cowicide commented on 08 Dec 2011
One should know that while the app is "free", there is a monthly fee to use the app.
[Version 0.5.3]

1 Reply

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Mac Os X 4ever replied on 15 Aug 2012
Rofl, I guess this is the same thing as saying that all software is totally free, and there is a fee for the serial number?
Or there is a fee to carry it out of the store?
Why not just be honest and say "IT'S NOT FREE!"?
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+1

+22

Ironman reviewed on 13 Nov 2011
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 !
[Version 0.5.3]


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+4

+5

Firefall reviewed on 28 Sep 2010
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.
[Version 0.3.73]


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+4

+4

Gcodori reviewed on 22 Sep 2010
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.
[Version 0.3.73]


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+1

+1

Wachunei reviewed on 28 Mar 2010
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.
[Version 0.3.72]


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Soulslave had trouble on 27 Mar 2010
(after installing it) where can i find prey in my computer? is there pref panel or something? my laptop still says unverified on the site
[Version 0.3.72]

1 Reply

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-24
Soulslave replied on 27 Mar 2010
nevermind, i figured it out :)
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+1
Yawes had trouble on 24 Mar 2010
why i can't instal the new prey software on my snow leopard 10.6.2 ?? the software can't login with my account(i've already double check the email and password)
and i think i've already remove the older version of prey software (i did like the FAQ page told me on http://preyproject.com/)

now my mac didn't have any anti theft software
[Version 0.3]

1 Reply

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+75
Bloobie replied on 24 Mar 2010
No problems here installing over an existing copy under 10.6.2.

+7

Kindly rated on 17 Mar 2013

[Version 0.5.9]



+5

Firefall rated on 07 Aug 2012

[Version 0.5.3]



+3

glasser rated on 04 Apr 2011

[Version 0.5.2]


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Date:07 Dec 2013
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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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