One of the most important things to us at Covenant Eyes is to provide you with the tools you need to protect yourself and your family online. It’s even in our mission statement. After all, while the Internet has brought a lot of benefits, it has a dark side as well.
Over the years, this has led us to a lot of innovations. We’ve launched our iPhone® and Android™ Accountability apps, we’ve made the Accountability Reports easier to understand, and we launched a brand new online account tool to manage your Report and Filter settings.
We’re pleased to announce that the newest tool for your toolbox has arrived. That’s right: the Mac Filter is here and ready for you to install! That means, if you already have Filtering on your account, all you have to do is install the latest version of Covenant Eyes on your Mac computer, and you’ll be ready to go.
How does the Covenant Eyes Mac Filter work?
The Mac Filter works a lot like our Windows Filter. Pages are blocked based on the Filter Sensitivity Level, and you can create custom block and allow lists. If you also use Accountability, any blocked sites will show up on the Accountability Report.
However, there are a few key differences between our Windows and Mac Filters:
- The Mac Filter doesn’t have time controls (yet).
- If a filtered user is signed in and the Filter Guardian makes changes to the Filter settings, you need to click “Refresh” in the software’s dropdown menu on your Mac. Then the changes will take effect. (In Windows, you have to restart Covenant Eyes.)
- If you override a page that has been blocked, the override only lasts until you sign out, refresh Covenant Eyes, or turn off your computer. (In Windows, the page is added to your Allow list.)
Want to add Filtering to your account?
If you already use Covenant Eyes, you can add Filtering to your account for just $1.50 per user. Just sign into your online account and select “Manage Users.” Then click the edit button next to the user whom you wish to filter. From there, it’s as easy as checking the box that says “Filtering” and clicking “Save.” You can also make someone on your account the Filter Guardian. That means they will be able to change Filter settings or create custom block/allow lists for anyone on your account.
And, of course, if you’re not already using Covenant Eyes, now’s the perfect time to start using it. Sign up today with our 30-day money back guarantee!
Our browser app for iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad® will soon offer Filtering! Sign up to be notified when this feature is available.