Mobicip is a pioneer in the parental control software space, having put in more than a decade of work in making the internet safe for our children. It has spent that decade building some excellent, unique features. We are particularly impressed with Mobicip’s ability to control all applications on iOS and Android devices. This is very rare, particularly when it comes to iOS which makes it very difficult for third-party softwares to penetrate their operating systems.
Video monitoring is also tops; not only can particular video apps or websites simply be blocked, all videos your child watches will be display right in the parental control dashboard.
There are, however, some downsides to the product as well, perhaps also due to it’s decade plus of operation. The user interface is pretty clunky and should be updated. We are not fans of the screen time methodology, which allows only downtime scheduling and a instant “block screen time” feature – notably missing important daily time limits capabilities. Mobicip does a pretty good job cauterizing searches through it’s own app, but does not enable safe search across multiple browsers. They also have not integrated SMS or call monitoring, which is important to some families.
Mobicip charges $49.99 to cover five devices, a reasonable price for a very good parental control product.