TopTenREVIEWS - Gold Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

PhoneSheriff is cell phone monitoring software that's compatible with Android, iPhone, BlackBerry and Symbian phones. It sends to you detailed phone logs, text message reports, pictures and videos, internet history, address book information and more. You can use it to block websites and apps. You can filter through the data and even set up keyword alerts. PhoneSheriff has GPS tracking as well as remote controls if you need to wipe or lock the phone. PhoneSheriff is our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winner because it monitors so many telephone and internet functions. It also provides clear reports and is compatible with a large range of phones and operating systems.

Keep in mind that using cell phone monitoring software for reasons other than its intended use can infringe on privacy laws. Before you install any such application, check with an attorney in your area to verify that you are within your legal rights. Typically, you must own the phone, and in many states, the person using the phone must know you've installed and are using phone tracker software.

Reporting & Logging
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When you install PhoneSheriff on a phone, it keeps track of how people use your phone. You can see detailed call longs with information for all outbound and inbound calls. You can see whom the calls were with, when they came through, how long they lasted and on which days the phone calls happened. You can see memos and notes stored on the phone. You can also see email messages, along with the details on when they arrived or were sent from your phone. If the person receives notifications from Facebook, Twitter or other accounts on your phone, you'll see that information as well.

All activity that takes place on the monitored phone is logged and viewable from your PhoneSheriff online account. Even if your teenager or employee deletes photos, text messages, emails or other data, the content will still appear in the log.

PhoneSheriff offers both call and text monitoring. You can view detailed call logs that include the date and time of calls from the sender and receiver. You can also see how long the calls last. Text message logs are similar. They provide the text from each message that the phone sends and receives so that you can read it.

In addition to its basic call and text monitoring capabilities, you can view all photos and videos that the phone takes or receives. You can also view all email messages and webpages accessed on the phone. Unfortunately, PhoneSheriff does not log calendar updates, which is one of its only drawbacks.

The GPS tools that PhoneSheriff provides keep detailed logs of the phone's location. The log displays the GPS coordinates, and you can look at a map with markers to identify the location. Additionally, the PhoneSheriff GPS phone tracker shows the date and time along with the GPS coordinates.

You can save any log as a CSV, XLS and PDF file. You can also see graph, line, doughnut and pie charts of the data. These charts can help you quickly determine which phone numbers your phone communicates with most, via text messages, phone calls and emails. You can also see which apps were accessed the most over a specified date range.

Features
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PhoneSheriff allows you to set keyword alerts, which is a rare tool for this type of application. You can create a list of target words such as "drugs,""gambling" and "violence" with this alert feature. If the person using your phone types any of these keywords, this cell phone monitoring software will send you an email notification. You can also whitelist websites, which gives the person permission to access the trusted site.

With this mobile phone tracker application, you can block telephone numbers from calling and texting the phone. You can also block specific webpages and restrict which apps the user can download and run on the device. Additionally, PhoneSheriff allows you to place usage restrictions. This enables you to block access during school or work hours, or throughout the night. This makes it so the person using the phone can't send or receive messages and calls during this time.

You can filter the data PhoneSheriff collects. With this feature, you can quickly find all the texts, emails, calls or other information for particular phone numbers and contact names. Some applications we reviewed don't offer this feature.

Tracking & Security
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PhoneSheriff encrypts all data that goes from the smartphone to your online account, which eliminates the worry of hackers or other cybercriminals gaining access to personal information.

If the cell phone is lost, you can find it using GPS technology. This application's phone tracker updates every 15 minutes. However, this feature doesn't work on Verizon Wireless phones, and it only works on GPS-enabled smartphones. You can also choose to play sound on the device so that you can find it if it's lost within earshot.

This cell phone tracking software will also send you an email notification if someone tampers with or removes the SIM card. If someone trades out the SIM card in the phone, you'll receive reports for that card on your online account as well.

Should you need to lock or wipe the device, PhoneSheriff allows you to do that remotely. You can perform all these capabilities remotely – including locking, tracking and wiping the phone – and verify whether the SIM card is still in place from your online account.

Help & Support
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PhoneSheriff posts a user guide and knowledgebase on its website. The knowledgebase has a FAQs section. You can view all device requirements online to ensure that your cell phone is compatible with this mobile phone monitoring software. You can also experience what it's like to have an online account through PhoneSheriff by going through the demo account on the company's website. As you set up your own account, or once you've established one, you can contact PhoneSheriff via email, telephone and live chat if you have questions. Unfortunately, this company doesn't provide around-the-clock customer support.

PhoneSheriff Summary:
9.7/10

PhoneSheriff mobile monitoring software has detailed logging capabilities and an advanced feature set. It has more parental control features than many other similar applications. This phone tracker software allows you to perform actions such as locking and wiping the phone remotely. Additionally, it works with many smartphone operating systems. Whether you are looking for a cell phone monitoring application to watch over your teenager or your employees, PhoneSheriff has the features you need to make it happen.

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PhoneSheriff

Pros
This application works on most smartphone operating systems. It collects data on phone calls, emails, text messages, notes, memos, GPS locations, photos, videos, contact names, applications, calendar entries, iMessages, internet history and mobile usage.

Cons
Cell phone monitoring software is not legal in all 50 states. Please consult your local laws before purchasing.

The Verdict
: 9.7/10

This phone tracker will provide you with the tools you need to keep track of how others are using your phone. It has features that track most, if not all, of the functions your phone performs.