When you put pcTattletale on any Windows PC or Android device it makes YouTube like movies of every time they click or touch the screen.
Just sign into the pcTattletale website from your smartphone, tablet, or another computer and you can see everything they did.
The pcTattletale video player is great. It lets you see what they did and you can even watch what they are doing in realtime. How? By using the Live Monitoring button.
One of the most common requests we get at pcTattletale is people wanting to save the videos. There are two main reasons for this.
First, You want to keep the video longer than you account allows (most accounts keep the videos for 7 days then they are overwritten with newer ones).
Secondly, You need to have the video offline for use in something like a court case.
In both examples there are legitimate needs to have a video archive of what they did online.
PcTattletale Downloadable videos
We are happy to announce that you can finally download all of your pcTattletale video recordings. When you download them they are saved as common MP4 Video files that you can use and play almost anywhere.
Here is how to download your pcTattletale videos.
First just pick the day you want to save from the calendar at the top of your video
Then just click the download icon next to the date:
Now you will see a video download page:
Just press the “Start Download” button and pcTattletale will start preparing your video. You will get an email notification it has started:
Usually within 15 minutes or so you will get a second email that your video is ready:
If you did not get the second email check your SPAM Folder
How To Save the MP4 Video Recording
Android and iPhone devices don’t like to download videos. If you are trying to download through your smartphone you might be surprised to find out you can’t save the video… Only watch it. The best practice is to download the videos to a Windows PC or MAC.
From a MAC or PC click the video link and allow the video to start playing. Then pause it and righ-click on the black part of the screen. You should see a “save as…” option. This screen shot was done by viewing the video in the Google Chrome browser with Windows 10:
Windows Activity Attachments
If you are downloading from a Windows PC recording you will get 2 extra attachements. It will show you a summary of the apps used and a detailed listing of each and when they used it. All are in CSV format which can be opened easily with Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Notice the 2 extra attachments in the email below:
The first attachment shows detailed app usage and keystrokes recorded:
The Second Attachment shows the most used apps by percentage used:
Android GPS Tracking Attachment
For Android phones and tablets you will get a different attachment. Your attachment will have a history of their location GPS tracking. It will include the date + time and the Latitude/Longitude locations. You can plot these on a service like Google Maps.
Now with your video downloaded you don’t have to worry if pcTattletale erases it to make room for more recent recordings. You have a permanent record of what they did.