18 Mar iSight Expert. It kicks ass.
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It’s a mobile world, and your Macbook goes just about anywhere. Sometimes, you just leave it on the desk at your workplace, or at home. Sometimes, you leave it on. Sometimes you don’t. There is always some chance that your attention isn’t on your portable. Theft could easily occur.

iSight Expert isn’t a countermeasure for theft. It’s a range of tools anyone can use to their advantage. Many Macs come with a built-in iSight, but lack tools to use it in a more unorthodox way.

Want to use your iMac as a motion alarm?
Want to keep a timelapse of how you look?
Do you want to know where your employees are?
Do you want a picture taken at a failed login?

iSight Expert can not only do all those things, but also export a customized application for you that you can install on any iSight-equipped Mac, and will function as you have defined it;

* Send Emails with it’s Geographic location and images.
* Securely upload recent images and data to a web server
* Make a movie of a month’s or week’s images
* Take images at startup, login, logout, wakeup, failed passwords, or motion.
* Act on a change of images or a face in the camera (e.g. run a script, play a song)

And there is much more. iSight Expert can organise the sent images of all your equipped Macs, put them online automatically for you, or print them. In it’s slick interface, you can see at what date, and at what location the image was taken. It’s Growl enabled, meaning you can get nifty little dialogues when you get a new image.

A beta-test is opening soon. Leave a comment, or email me to enter consideration. edit; I have had a lot of replies. I still need beta testers who have access to, and are able to test, a different application on OS X server. If you have both, be sure to email.

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30 Responses

  1. 1

    Great idea, I look forward to trying it out

  2. 2

    My cat is going to be so busted. :-)

    I’d be happy to beta.

  3. 3

    This sounds like a great combination of multiple products out there already. The current products using the iSight either have just one of these features and/or suck completely. I look forward to trying out this beta! Looks like a very interesting and promising product with room for great potential!

  4. 4
    Justin Ladd 

    Hi. I think this looks incredibly promising! I’d love to be part of the beta. Thanks so much!

  5. 5

    This looks like a really nice app sort of like an advanced version of iAlertU. I’d love to beta if you’re still looking for people.

  6. Sounds like a really cool app. Count me in for the beta.

  7. 7

    I’d like to try the beta.

  8. 8

    Hej fra copenhagen

    – great looking app!

    re Beta – please contact me if you need a tester



  9. 9

    Sounds like a great idea. I can’t wait to see it in action, and I would gladly be a part of the beta.

  10. 10

    Sign me up for the beta

  11. 11
    Chris Good 


    Great idea. Love to be beta tester. Does it work with all iSights as I use a G5 with external iSight.?


    Hey Chris,

    Although aptly named, iSight Expert, as it now looks, will work with any camera device OS X supports.

  12. 12

    Tried a lot of iSight cam scripts and apps, and would love to give this one a spin too.

  13. 13
    T. Lewis 

    I would like to beta test this. Ive got a variety of uses for it. Thanks for the consideration!

  14. 14

    Would love to try this out… In beta now, or whenever there is a public release!

  15. 15

    I would be happy to help test. I have access to Intel and PPC Macs and a Dual G5 Xserve.

  16. 16

    Count me in for the beta. I’ve got a macbook and an intel imac.

  17. Hello, I am one of the Admins on an AXserve running a FirstClass Server.

    What do you want to test?

    Am also interested in iSight Expert.

    Geoff WALLACE
    Melbourne Victoria Australia

  18. 18
    Matt Blackman 

    Sounds intriguing. Any thoughts on price? Will you be testing it on Macs that use the original add-on iSight (such as mine)?

  19. 19
    Doc G 

    I’ve been looking for something exactly like this. Would love to help beta test iSight Expert.

  20. 20

    I’d love to test it and buy it

  21. 21
    joe Juhl 

    Can’t wait to see this…. Let me know when beta is up or its available to buy. Would love to give it a run. peace…..

  22. 22

    Need any more iSight Expert beta testers?

  23. 23

    I would love to beta this.

  24. 24
    Dylan Elliott 

    this app sounds awesome! would love to beta test.

  25. 25
    Moe Hong 

    I’d love to beta test this software!

  26. 26

    when might we see a beta?

  27. Hi I am keen as….

  28. 28

    It’s over 2 years later now. I’m wondering how this project went?
    Did it ever release out of beta or is it still possible to sign up for the beta?

    I’d really love to try this software.


  29. 29

    I’d also love to use it, but it’s been canned a long time ago. :(

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