Watcher
Watcher
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Watcher5.7

12 October 2015

Limit the time a user can be on the Mac each day.

Overview

Watcher is a computer usage monitoring tool. With Watcher, a computer's owner can define how long a given user can use the computer on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Watcher has been designed to help parents who want to watch their children's computer usage.

Features
  • Network-wide configurations
  • Computer usage statistics
  • Ability to watch the whole computer or specific applications
  • Restricted accounts support
  • Compatibility with Intel-based Macs.
  • Disk usage monitoring
  • Week days/week end curfew
  • New User Interface
  • Custom TCP port selection for firewall users

What's new in Watcher

Version 5.7:
  • OS X 10.11 El Capitan support

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How would you rate Watcher app?

5 Reviews of Watcher

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JamesHarrisPhoto
03 July 2007
Version: 5.0

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Used version 5 all through the beta process. Many parts didn't function as expected, or at all. Settings wouldn't stick. Now the author want to charge me for the "upgrade." I'm sticking with version 4.
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HaleyM2683
28 March 2014
Version: 5.6.1
having a hard time getting the trial to work =/ how will i know if it's good if it won't work?
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WiZZardP1
07 October 2009
Version: 5.3.1
There used to be a product call MacMinder that was written and sold by a husband and wife educational company. I purchased and used it for a number of years and it always worked well keeping my daughter and her friends and guests in line while on the computer. You could restrict access by time of day, user, and particular application. It also tracked status of whole (and or a percentage) that each application was used. You could do reports and see which application was being used the most or was popular. Unfortunately the company went under and disappeared with no notification or further updates to its registered users. I believe this code last ran on 10.2/10.3 I believe but I have not tried it on any later versions. If anyone on this list wants this code and my registration number and a form that I have transferred it to you then please send me an email. The current application looks very much the same but not as much functionality from what I read and see. I have no use to download and try it. Maybe this new company has bought the code and is bring the application back under a different name but from the reader comments without alot of functionality as per what I described and charging beta users for upgrades. This is not good user/customer service. Do to these comments, you probably should stay away from this product as it may up costing you more money in the long run even if you try to help them out. They should be ashamed. Macminder still may be posted on macupdate.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
03 July 2007
Version: 5.0
Used version 5 all through the beta process. Many parts didn't function as expected, or at all. Settings wouldn't stick. Now the author want to charge me for the "upgrade." I'm sticking with version 4.
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Eric-Caldwell
15 February 2007
Version: 5.0b1
I have this loaded on my daughter's eMac to demo it and it never seemed to cut her off. What are others experience with it?
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Anonymous
05 March 2005
Version: 2.0
Wacher is elegant simple application that allows you to control the amount of time users spent on computer. I very easily allowed my son 2hours per day, the program automatically reloads time every day or week. What it does it does very well. And no it is not a virus, when time ran out the system warns a user that she has 60 sec to save her work. I wish more features: 1) simple way for a user to see how much is left, say using keyboard shortcut; 2) not counting time if user does not log out, but just locks out screen.
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