GiddyUp

Secure web browser designed for kids

For many parents, being able to control how much time your children spend on the internet and making sure they don't visit the wrong sort of sites is very important. GiddyUp (formerly CutX) is a kid safe browser then ensures they are protected from adult and senior content on the internet. View full description

PROS

  • Blocks child access to adult sites
  • Prevents children accessing OS X and system settings
  • Easy to administer

CONS

  • Can end up blocking safe sites and applications

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For many parents, being able to control how much time your children spend on the internet and making sure they don't visit the wrong sort of sites is very important. GiddyUp (formerly CutX) is a kid safe browser then ensures they are protected from adult and senior content on the internet.

GiddyUp is a secure web browser designed for children that's frequently used by schools to ensure that they surf child safe content. GiddyUp easily allows parents and teachers to restrict access to web sites, operating system, system settings and stops them from downloading files and applications.

In terms of performance, GiddyUp works very similar Safari because its based on the same WebKit engine. Customizing and controlling GiddyUp is easy and the browser is very stable. However, like many such applications, it can be rather indiscriminate in the way it applies the child block and can censor perfectly safe material which may cause parents and teachers more hassle than its worth.

Overall though, GiddyUp is an excellent choice for parents and teachers that need a basic but functional browser for children.

Changes

  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Improved reliability

CutX is an extended site blocking plug-in designed for Apple's Safari web browser. The basic purpose of the plug-in is to empower you, the user, to view the web as you like. You can block any website, the world is your oyster.

If some undesirable content isn't blocked, you can add it to the "block list" with a keyboard shortcut. If some desirable content is accidentally getting caught by the Block rules (a false positive), you can specifically allow content via an Allow keyboard shortcut. The method is similar to adding a Block rule. With CutX, you can do things Safari never allowed you to do before!

  • Designed for Apple Safari web browser
  • Direct integration in the web browser allows the best performance and easier access to functions.
  • Setup your lists of banned words or just use our online list updated weekly
  • Setup authorized websites (cutX will be disabled when you are visiting them)
  • Easily import banned words from a text file.
  • Easily import authorized websites from a text file.
  • Totally configurable security policy.
  • Block the access to the preferences with a password
  • Disable the downloading of applications or files
  • Intelligent settings make Safari secure by default.

GiddyUp

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GiddyUp 1.1.1