Nothing that is meant to be good comes for free. Remember hearing that somewhere? Sure you do. It is something very basic that all of us are taught at one point or another in our lives. Apart from love, hate, kindness, fear or almost any abstract feeling in the world nothing in the world comes free of cost, even if it sounds extremely tempting and good and makes us feel like we are on the top of the world that we got something for free that others are paying good money to get even if buying something free of cost never ends up being something good or anyone ever.

Therefore, if you are considering purchasing a spy application free of cost, there are some pros and cons that you do need to keep in mind in order to be sure what you are doing is the right thing or not. Still, if you are hell bend on using a free spy application, here is a comprehensive look at whether free spy applications are a go or no go.

Are Free Spy Applications Reliable?

The reliability factor of spy application is perhaps the most important of all factors you need to keep in mind when you are downloading just any regular spy application off of the internet. The reliability of a spy application depends on the product you have at hand. If it is a third party app that has been in circulation for a while but doesn’t have that much of a following then you should know instantly that this app is not worth wasting your time and risking your precious privacy for.

Beta-Testing Anyone?

If you come across a seemingly good app that has just been launched and is free for the time being then do not consider using them either because more often them not such companies put there apps up for free so people like us can use them and act as beta testers and point out errors and short comings of the spy applications which is not such a good thing when it comes to your privacy.

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Are they really free?

Like many well reputed free apps of all sorts that you download off of the Google Play or the App store, not all apps that come for free may offer their premium services for either. The same goes for almost all good spy applications you purchase off of the internet. Either those spy applications will be free for a month and then require you to pay as you use it or it may allow you to use basic surveillance and monitoring features like Text and Call monitoring but if you want to look up your child’s location via the GPS tracker or feel like monitoring their social media accounts you would have to purchase that additional feature.

Free Spy Apps are Tedious

While most spy applications, after being purchased once can be upgraded easily and the user doesn’t need to pay for the upgraded version while with free spy apps instead of just simple upgrading the application the app developers require you to download and install the updated version again and again which makes ownership of free spy applications quite tedious.

The Question of Malware

Another lucky attachment that more often than not accompanies all free software downloaded off of the internet including spy applications is malware. Not only is malware something that not only destroys your computer or your smartphone by weakening its defenses and reducing its performance but some types of malware is made by hackers with the intention of exploiting you in any possible way.

Free Spy Apps – Go or No Go

Lack of Customer Support

When you are dealing with something as sensitive as a spy application, there are many things that you might want to know at one point of your spy application usage of another and it may range from how to install the product from the ways to uninstall it when the purpose behind in downloading of the spy application is fulfilled. For this and many more reasons you may need customer support, unfortunately you will not get any.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately, when it comes down to something as sensitive as a spy application, the risk that is associated along with the lack of pretty basic features is simply not worth the trouble. For the sake of a few bucks, do not leave your safety and well-being at risk of exploitation.


This is a guest post by Nicki. She is a professional writer and inspired content creator working as senior editor at TheOneSpy. Her main fields of interests are cyber bullying, online child safety and mobile phone apps. To know more about her follow on twitter @Nickimarie222.