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Most of us have at least one extra iOS device lying around somewhere that doesn’t get used as much as the others. Instead of letting it sit around, slowly losing battery life, why not set it up to be a home security monitor?

Manything is a free app that you can download onto two iOS devices. One device acts as the camera to record everything, while the other acts as the remote viewer so you can check in to see what your cat is up to while you are away.

The app has two different features. One is a motion-detected live stream recording devices and the other is a viewing window. Set up your iPad, old iPhone, or iPod touch in your living room and tap the record button. Then, head to the office and check in whenever you like.

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The app stores your recorded videos directly in the cloud so it doesn’t take up oodles of space on your device. You can either record full videos or switch to still pictures taken at specific intervals.

You can register as many iOS devices as you like. So, if you have enough unused iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices lying around, you could outfit your entire house with a free security system. Once connected, the app allows you to select which device you’d like to see the stream for.

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You can set up the app to receive alerts in Notification Center whenever the motion detector triggers your device. That way, you won’t have to spend all day watching the dust settle on your couch on the off chance that something is going to happen. Set the threshold of motion sensitivity so it doesn’t send false alarms whenever the curtains blow from the fan.

The app also allows you to clip out specific areas that you don’t want to trigger an alert. For example, you can mask out your cat’s litter box so that you won’t receive an alert every time he goes to the bathroom.

You don’t have to use a second iOS device in order to check in with your live stream. You can log in to manything.com to access your recordings via a supported web browser. You can even create clips, make time-lapse videos, and share your footage with others.

Manything is available on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch for free. Download it in the App Store today.

  • mordechai eliyahu

    What’s the catch ? How do they make $?

    • Omar Al-Bazergan

      There probably isnt no catch it’s just one of those freemium apps out there?

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    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      You have to keep in mind that is not about profit, is about popularity. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter they all make money without asking for it because it’s become popular and they get noticed which puts them in the range of a corporation.

    • Jonathan

      My cousin made a free app, and I asked him how he makes profit. (He has servers and everything for the app) He says he doesn’t, it’s really just to get his name out there, so that’s probably what the Manything dev(s) are doing.

    • Bugs Bunnay

      the catch is to never tell anyone how they make money…

    • Digitalfeind

      You sign up for cloud storage and devices.

    • Victor Molina

      They make money by sending there feed to a branch of the government. Might be a stretch but you never know

  • sharp44MAG .

    Cool idea but unless you leave that device plugged in the camera would just drain the battery.

    • Mike Santoro

      Uh….duh?

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  • Digitalfeind

    I find this great for when I’m not home. I have my 5s ass my main device and my 4S and iPad 2 to record.

    • GuyWithTheThings

      Ass your main device? Sounds painful.

      • Digitalfeind

        Did I stutter?? I meant what I wrote.

      • White Michael Jackson

        LMAO

      • Digitalfeind

        I was just joking with my reply. Hahaha.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    heh, I knew this day would come.

    • Ali

      Unless you meant shady as in under the shade, your car would most likely be broken into if the phone was visible in a shady spot.

      • Bugs Bunnay

        yea if your phone was in plain view. might as well leave a note saying where your kill switch is located too. and yea I also meant shady as in under the shade.

  • Chetan

    Better sell it and buy a new DLink cloud cam at almost the same price. You’ll get far more features.

  • Gucciipad

    Better just to get urself a real camera. Got me a dlink for $20. U don’t need to let ur iPad run all night. It was on clearance runs better. Tried that many anything app. Using my iPhone and iPad. I don’t want my iPad running all night.