It’s been a long time coming, but in addition to Covenant Eyes products for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (beta only for Windows 8), iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad®, and Android™, the Covenant Eyes Filter for Mac is now available.
Differences between Covenant Eyes filter for Mac and the Windows version:
Compared to the Windows version of the filter, there are a few differences in the Mac version. For example:
- The Windows version allows you to set limits for your child’s Internet use. You can set it so that your son or daughter can only access the Internet for say, two hours and thirty minutes per day, but you want them to be off the computer and getting ready for bed by a certain time. With the Windows version, you can set the filter to shut down their browsing at that time. With the Mac version, time controls are not yet available.
- Overrides work differently. If you are using the Windows version of the Covenant Eyes Filter, and you come to a filtered page that you believe to should be allowed for that user, you can override the filter’s objection to that page. In the Windows version, the site will be added your personal white list. With the Mac version of the filter, the override only lasts basically until your browsing session is ended, either by restarting your computer, refreshing Covenant Eyes, or just signing out. Next time you boot up, the site will be blocked again.
- If the Filter Guardian happens to make a change to the filter settings while you are logged in and browsing the Internet on a Windows computer, you have to start Covenant Eyes again. If the same thing happens while you are browsing on a Mac computer, you just have to use the drop down menu and click the refresh button.
Covenant Eyes Accountability for Mac
Mac users have had Covenant Eyes Accountability software available to them for some time. Now you can add filtering to your accountability account for an additional charge of just $1.50 per month.