Mobicip Safe Browser With Parental Control
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Safe Browser is the most popular parental control app for the iPhone, iPod touch & iPad. This safe browser is meant to replace Safari and is enabled using a free or premium Mobicip account. Sign up at mobicip.com.
Mobicip is a cloud-filtering service that helps you create a secure internet for your family, school or business. A Mobicip account allows you to adjust the internet filter or monitor browsing history on multiple tablets, smartphones and computers, all remotely from any computer or mobile device.
Set your filtering level at Elementary, Middle or High School, or at the 'No Filtering - Reports Only' level.
STRICT SAFE SEARCH
Enforce strict safe search on all popular search engines.
The app filters using a cloud database that is updated 24/7 to stay ahead of the evolving internet.
INTELLIGENT REAL-TIME ANALYSIS
An intelligent real-time content filtering engine uses advanced heuristic algorithms to dynamically analyze and rate every single website, blog, or web content as it is accessed.
The filtering engine scans every YouTube video and filters it based on the title, description or keywords.
Mobicip encrypts all Internet traffic for over-the-air protection at unsecured WiFi hotspots.
Mobicip offers the richest Safari-like interface and user experience among alternate iOS browsers.
FULLSCREEN MODE (iPhone & iPod touch)
AUTO-HIDE TOOLBARS (iPhone & iPod touch)
TABBED BROWSING (iPad)
PINCH & ZOOM
COPY & PASTE
OPEN FILES IN OTHER APPS
Disable Safari and the App Store (Settings > General > Restrictions) and setup Mobicip as the default browser.
OVERRIDE REQUESTS (optional)
APP MONITORING (optional)
TIME LIMITS (optional)
BROWSING HISTORY REPORTS (optional)
CUSTOM FILTER SETTINGS (optional)
SUPPORTS LTE, 4G, 3G, EDGE, WiFi NETWORKS
FREQUENT BROWSER UPDATES
MONITOR APP FOR HANDY CONTROLS
PARENTS' CHOICE AWARD WINNER
TECH & LEARNING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER
APP STORE TOP 100 OVER MANY YEARS
FOR FAMILY, SCHOOL & BUSINESS
"I'm sold" - CNET
"A Fabulous Product" - The iPhone Mom
"Best App" - iPhone Apps Plus
"Must Buy" - App Advice
"Works Exactly Like Safari" - New York Times
"The look, feel and performance are terrific. I have noticed no difference between using this browser and Safari using both 3G as well as WiFi."
App Store Review by Laertides
The icky possibilities of the internet are endless and if Santa manages to put an iPod Touch on his sleigh for my kids this will be one of the first apps that I install.
Mobicip LLC is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: all, parents
What's New in Version 4.3
- Fix for scaling issue on iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus
Solid Browser Filter For Mobile
I can tell you this is hands down the best browser filtering technology I have found period, and have tried quite a few including SafeEyes, Net Nanny and OpenDNS. The Mobicip algorithm works ad-hoc in real time, it is not just a compiled database of sites to be blocked, which is why it can handle a new site that may have just sprung up yesterday. Occasionally it over delivers and will block content that is otherwise safe, but you can always customize the settings and white list to help alleviate that, and in the long run, isn't it worth it even if you miss out on the occasional tabloid gossip of the day?
In addition to parental use, I would also very highly recommend Mobicip to any adults who are trying to overcome compulsive use of pornography. Even the most sophisticated internet users will have a *very* hard time finding a loophole to exploit in this filter. I have no shame in telling you I speak from experience.
The only drawbacks I've found are minor. 1) you can't click to open links directly from email. Instead you'll just need to copy the link, open Mobicip and paste it in manually. 2) Facebook does not work well at all in Mobicip. However if you use the FB app on your device instead of using it through the browser it wouldn't be an issue. Still I wish they could fix this as I refuse to give a FB app access to my phone (can't trust those MFs!!).
A great tool for protecting your kids
I have been a Mobicip customer (premium) for years now - at least 5 - and found this based on reviews of how to keep you kids surfing safe when using mobile devices. I had tried one or two others before and this one is by far the best. The lack of real parental controls on Safari (years ago there were really none now they are basic) is a real problem. Kids are exposed to all content out there on the web and let’s face some of it they should NEVER see at any age let alone under age. This helped me keep my kid safe from that while allowing me to give him access to the web from his iPhone and iPad. And the controls (so you can add exceptions) the level of control onto sub-categories and the reports are great. A really well done app for an excellent purpose
Things to know
I tried the free app and was impressed when comparing it to other free filtering apps. It did better than the the other app I tried side by side. So I purchased the premium year's subscription.
Here are two things to know before paying the membership:
1 - when their website features says their software works across multiple devices with multiple users, they are not talking about different logins for one device. The app is not designed for sharing one tablet between three kids with different levels of filtering unless the tablet software itself allows for individual logins per user. The filtered browser can be changed from user to user in each device but each change has to be done by the admin.
2- when it says there are time restrictions in the software they mean you can restrict the web browser to certain assigned hours of each day, like say between 2-7pm. It is not like other software that will allow the parent to set a time limit on how long the tablet can be used in a day then lock down after say 1 hr of use.
I didn't find it the easiest to set up; however, the tech support has been fantastic. I was impressed by the filtering but as soon as NetNanny improves their app function I will be switching as the two features mentioned above are important to us.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jul 20, 2015
- Version: 4.3
- Size: 13.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mobicip LLC
- © 2008-2015 Mobicip.com
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.