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June 12, 2013

Find a stolen laptop with LockItTight Free service for Android and Windows

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If you’re like me and travel with your laptop then you will be aware of the dreaded thought of leaving your laptop as thieves are everywhere. If they’re not breaking into your car or home, they’re snatching and grabbing from offices, coffee shops, airport security lines,etc. My greatest fear is leaving it on a train going to some event like next week at the Samsung event in London. Plus having only just bought a new laptop I don’t want to lose it or, have or stolen.
Arguably the only thing worse than your laptop getting stolen is knowing there’s no way to get it back. After all, it’s not like it can “phone home” to report its location.
You can pay £25 – £60 for laptop tracker systems. So with that in mind I looked for a cheaper system that still gave me the security I required.
Thankfully, there’s a cheaper alternative: LockItTight, a laptop-recovery utility and service you can get for as little as £0.00. It’s a surprisingly capable solution, and although it won’t actually deter a thief, it’s one of those tools that’s definitely worth having.

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Like other recovery tools, LockItTight runs a small background client that stays more or less dormant until activated remotely. In other words, if you sign into your account from another PC, you can see your lost or stolen laptop’s location on a map. You can also capture a screenshot, Webcam photo (busted, thief!), keystroke log, browser history, and so on. You can even remotely retrieve and/or delete files.
Needless to say, all this is predicated on your laptop being connected to the Internet. If a thief merely fences the system without turning it on and hitting up a Wi-Fi hotspot, LockItTight won’t do you a bit of good. But, as I said earlier, it’s worth having because without it, your chances of recovery are just about nil.

LockItTight offers four different pricing plans.

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The free one limits you to one device and five saved reports, and won’t hide its System Tray icon (something a tech-savvy thief might know to look for — and then work accordingly to disable). It also lacks on-demand reports, instead forcing you to wait 120 minutes between them.
By stepping up to the Standard plan, which costs just $1.99 per month, you get unlimited devices, 50 saved reports, on-demand reporting, and a 30-minute interval. The service also offers Premium $2.99 and Ultimate $4.99.
LockItTight is available for Windows and Android, though keep in mind that you can’t use the two simultaneously with a free account (which, again, limits you to one device).

LockItTight, the most popular Monitor Software on Windows has come to Android! The comprehensive, all-in-one Monitoring Software helps you monitor your Android devices (phone and tablet) from multiple perspectives. You can use it as anti-theft software to track down your lost phone or tablet. You may also use it to keep an eye on your teenage boys or girls on how they use their Android device and protect them from online hazard and Cyber Bully.

You can search “LockItTight” in Google Play Store or use the following link (below) to download and install LockItTight for Android. The Windows 8 icon is just that but the windows software   supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8

The feature included in this initial release:

– GPS + WiFi geo-location.
– Realtime Voice call logs.
– Realtime SMS message logs.

More exciting features are coming soon.

Like LockItTight Windows, LockItTight for Android will be free for everyone. If you need to monitor multiple devices, or prefer faster reports and more storages, you may upgrade to the paid services for as low as $1.99/month. But if you are on a tight budget and the free service suits your need, feel free to use it as long as you need it, no charge at all!

Now until the end of November, you will be able to receive credit for 3 months Standard LockItTight Service for free. Here is how it works:

1. Download and install the free LockItTight app from Market.
2. If you really like LockItTight software and service, please leave a positive review (4 or 5 stars) and detailed comments on Market.
3. Send us an email (support@lockittight.com) with your comments, name on Market and your LockItTight login.
4. We will credit your account.
Or you can watch the video below.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini