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CleverControl

Remote employee monitoring solution for Windows and MacOS

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CleverControl Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.4

/5

8

Total features

26

2 categories

CleverControl features

Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Behavior Tracking
Browsing History
Chat/Messaging
Email Tracking
Employee Activity Monitoring
Employee Email Monitoring

Common features of Remote Work software

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Assignment Management
Calendar Management

Price starts from

4.70

/user

Per month

Pricing options
Free plan
Subscription
Free trial

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Functionality

4.4

/5

8

Price starts from

4.70

/user

Per month

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Total Features

26

Unique features

  • Project Time Tracking

  • Behavior Tracking

  • Email Tracking

  • Keystroke Recording

Functionality

4.4

/5

532

Price starts from

9

/user

Per year

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Total Features

57

Features in Common

20

Unique features

  • SSL Security

  • Role-Based Permissions

  • Database Creation

  • Predictive Analytics

Functionality

4.2

/5

499

Price starts from

2

/user

Per month

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Total Features

164

Features in Common

6

Unique features

  • Active Directory Integration

  • Negative Feedback Management

  • Predictive Analytics

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Reviewers who mentioned features said:

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Helpful for mid-sized companies

Reviewed a year ago

My business partner told me about this software so I decided to try it in my own company. The problem was that I’d noticed some departments got less productive so I needed to change something in the company’s business process. My IT department installed the program on all company computers within an hour so I can say that the installation is super quick and easy. Further, the app recorded all user activities and showed them to me in graphs and charts so i could check every worker’s productivity. The app helped me detect slackers in several departments and boost their productivity.

Pros

"Quick and easy installation; recording of visited websites and used apps; tracking of active and inactive time; attendance recording (the app shows when the computer was turned on and off); live viewing of computer screens. "

Cons

I believe that the price could be a bit lower for a small number of computers. And I would love to have more time to test the program - the trial is too short for me.

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Makes company owner's life easier

Reviewed 6 years ago

The decision to implement this kind of system in my office, was probably one of the best I have made for my business. A friend of mine who is also a business owner, but with more employees, also uses a system like that, but a more expensive one. So after hearing from him about it, I decided to get one as well. I chose CleverControl mostly because it offered fully-featured free version, so I was able...

Pros

Fully-featured trial, both time tracking and detailed reports on activity, easy to work with, really useful for a head of a company, who is involved in staff's work lives.

Cons

The installation is easy enough, but at first I found it hard to navigate the online account. Also there sometimes too many screenshots are made, so I had to turn them off for some computers, which are most active.

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Good software

Reviewed 6 years ago

I am not too concerned about employees using social media from time to time or get distracted from the computer because I do understand that it is impossible to work for 8 hours straight in front of a screen. But at the same time, I wanted to see if any of the staff members tend to abuse their right for coffee breaks and snack time. And with this software, it is easy to do. I can see full statistics...

Pros

Unlimited Free Trial - before purchase I had the opportunity to make sure that the program works on all my computers Reasonably priced for a small business Great timekeeping and activity tracking features Live Viewing Useful printing control - good for checking if somebody treats company's supplies as personal property

Cons

Some functions cannot be turned off. I wanted to stop logging keystrokes, in order to not record employees' passwords, just to keep their privacy but found that impossible to do.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review, Raymond! We appreciate that you have chosen our software. We would like to notify you that in the latest software update we have added the feature of turning off keylogging and other features which were not customizable previously. If you have any other questions or need support, you can always reach our support team through your account or our website.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Good instrument for monitoring new employees

Reviewed 6 years ago

In summer we hire a lot of additional staff for 3-4 months, and they work on our office computers under temporary user accounts we create for them. So we needed a program that can monitor certain accounts on a PC. We read a few reviews about CleverControl and decided to try it. It worked just perfectly for us, we chose all new accounts for monitoring, and could see everything the new employees did during their working time. It was very important to make sure, that they understand the tasks and do not accidentally gain access to sensitive information. We initially wanted to use the program temporarily, but we will keep using it on all office computers.

Pros

Site Blocker by category and by URL - I can block any website or a whole group of websites. Takes screenshots of all windows. Monitors Internet usage. Monitors USB connections. Records working time.

Cons

No subscription by month - this was offputting at first.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Simple program for a first-time user that really helps in management

Reviewed 6 years ago

In the last couple of months almost all of my staff started to come in late, so I finally decided to get a monitoring program for my office to boost up the productivity a little. As a small business owner, for me the cost is the priority, that's why I decided to try free programs first, and then maybe get a paid one. In addition, I am not very 'computer savvy'. I found CleverControl to be very simple...

Pros

Simple to use Many useful features Free

Cons

Can't really find any in a free program. Although 'Alerts by keywords' function would be very useful in such a program as CleverControl.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A really good product for a small company

Reviewed 6 years ago

CleverControl is a great program for a small business that wants to grow bigger. There have been only 5 employees in my company for a couple of years, but recently we started hiring so I decided to get an employee tracking system, mostly to make sure that the new people are competent and adjusting well. So I came by CleverControl which was free to me as an under 9 staff members company owner and after...

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A simple solution for small companies

Reviewed 6 years ago

lever offers a free product for companies with up to 9 employees. I figured out how to set it up quite quickly. Most time I spent installing the agent application on my employees' 5 computers. It took a total of about 15 minutes. In the first day of using this application I got a pretty good understanding of what my employees do during the day. I notified all of them that I will use this application. I am sure with this my employees' productivity will increase.

Pros

Free and easy.

Cons

No application for MAC OS

Vendor response

Thank you for your review. Currently we are developing CleverControl version for MAC OS. In the beginning of August we will publish a new version of the program. It will contain the new feature of computer activity live stream recording.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy to use and not expensive

Reviewed 6 years ago

The program is quite easy to install and use. I installed to test for free for a couple of weeks and then purchased because it had everything I needed. The price is not bad it was appropriate for my small company.

Pros

Very convenient activity graphs, which is called Dashboard in the online account. I can see most used applications for each employee or all across the office. Website blocking. No need to buy or install separate web-filters on computers to stop people from using social networks or shopping websites. Time tracking. For each employee I can see full working day activity, when they were late or out of the office for too long.

Cons

The program cannot send reports to email, only online.