Highster is mobile spy software with more cell phone monitoring features than your average cell phone monitoring software
Highster offers a total of 25 features. Out of all the features on offer, there were several that we were interested in the most. Namely, application blocking and deleting. For IM capturing, which requires a rooted device, they only capture the text of the conversations for the main ones, such as Facebook, Skype, Viber, BBM and LINE. We could not get Instagram capturing to work when we tested it, nor was Snapchat working.
Therefore, if you want Snapchat capturing specifically then you may want to look elsewhere. One key difference for Highster is that many of the features rely on special remote SMS commands to work, such as the option to remotely use the device camera to take pictures.
When we sent these special commands to the device they were immediately visible on the device and the feature also failed to work. This is clearly a grave mistake because you want your cell phone spy software to be completely invisible but with Highster there are just too many ways to notice it.
Furthermore, the main features we wanted, application blocking and application deleting failed to work. Another mistake is that whenever we sent the command to delete an app from the Highster online portal our device would immediately restart itself and the app would not be deleted either. This is just unacceptable.
The best cell phone spyware needs to be hidden always, with all features working, but Highster fails to meet both conditions. That means that, for the price, which is now a monthly subscription, not a lifetime fee as it used to be, you only really get the basic features, such as browser history, SMS capturing, GPS tracking, address book and so on, in terms of features that work reliably. This reduces the attractive number of 25 features in total to about 10 in all for ones that really do work.
“Highster has many deal-breaking flaws with its features”
Highster also has a feature that alerts you of any SMS messages that contain profanity words. When this was enabled we sent some SMS messages to our device containing those words. Obviously, they were visible on the device because they were just normal SMS messages, but we were not alerted by Highster at all. Even when we added our own keywords the alerts failed to arrive for any SMS our device received that contained the same keywords.
Our device also had another issue with Highster. The license would not stay registered. That means that every time we tapped the icon (we chose to keep it visible and not hide it using a special remote SMS command which would have been visible on the device - see earlier) it registered the license again and started capturing, but it would stop working and we would have to repeat this process over and over in order to get Highster to work.
Inevitably that means that, had we not had the icon visible, we would not have known that the license key lost registration status each time and so, without that, data capturing would not start. This is also a very bad problem with Highster if it stops capturing of its own accord.