Manything security camera app

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Welcome to Manything for iPhone or iPad! Monitor anything with Manything.

What is Manything?
Our app turns your spare iOS phone or tablet into a sophisticated home security camera in seconds. With live streaming and motion detection alerts it's the easy way to monitor your home and pets when you're away.

“This is a great way to experiment with DIY home security or simply keep track of what your mischievous pets get up to when you're away from home. “ - Megan Wollerton, CNET.

Set up:
Simply install Manything on your spare device, select "Camera" mode and press record. Then download Manything to your main phone or tablet which you will take with you. Select "Viewer" mode to watch your live stream, review motion-activated clips or even to talk to the people and pets at the other end of your camera, from anywhere.

Key features:
Easy set-up – simply install the app on a camera and viewer device.
Live video streaming – see what’s going on in real time.
Motion activation – camera will automatically record on movement.
Motion and sound alerts – be notified if unexpected sound or motion is detected.
Access anywhere – view your live feeds or motion events from iPhone, iPad or your web browser.
Two-way talk – speak to the people and pets at home through your camera.
Secure – private feed, share or download important clips from the app.
Motion detection zones – only monitor the areas you need to.
Adjustable motion sensitivity – ensure you only capture significant events.
Facebook Live Broadcast (optional) - choose to share your live feed with others over Facebook.
IFTTT integration – for home automation and enhanced alerts.
Clip chart – share and view the best clips from Manythingers around the world.
Optional cloud recording – back up your footage in the cloud with our paid plans.

Manything requires iOS 6 and up to operate in camera mode and iOS 8 and up to operate in viewer mode.

Use Manything for free!
On our free plan you can use Manything on 1 camera - you can receive motion/sound alerts and watch your camera live streams! Want to add more cameras and store your video on the cloud? Upgrade to one of our monthly subscription plans from just $3.99 a month.

Optional monthly subscriptions:
1 camera, 2 days cloud recording = $3.99
1 camera, 30 days cloud recording = $7.99
2 cameras, 2 days cloud recording = $6.99
2 cameras, 30 days cloud recording = $12.99
5 cameras, 2 days cloud recording = $12.99
5 cameras, 30 days cloud recording = $25.99

If you choose to upgrade, payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of each purchase, and your subscription automatically renews each month unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to Account Settings after purchase. The current month cannot be cancelled once it has started, and if you purchase a subscription during your first month, your free period will end immediately and you will move to the level that you have purchased.

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Manything security camera app App Description & Overview

The applications Manything security camera app was published in the category Lifestyle on 2013-07-11 and was developed by Manything. The file size is 66.67 MB. The current version is 5.3.1 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

Just some tweaks to the layout and a couple of bug fixes this time around.

Happy Monitoring :)

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Manything security camera app Reviews

VW Bill

Almost perfect  VW Bill  3 star

So I use the app with an old iPod to watch my car in the parking lot. Works well with one exception.....I am not able to delete all clips using my iPad (5th Gen) and IOS 11.1.2. I can delete each one individually but not all. Very frustrating.


Pros and Cons  Yanks82  3 star

The user interface is easy to use and navigate. The app is excellent at picking up motion and recording clips. There are however issues that I encountered both software and hardware issues. One drawback is the phone needs to stay on at all times with the screen illuminated. I found with my old spare iphone4 it would get hot and then the battery would drain despite being plugged in. While this may not be a app issue, it would be fair to say many users use old phones with this app. I would constantly get emails that phone lost wifi signal or battery draining. My wifi signal is constant and does not cut out. It was frustrating when I left for vacation and a few days in the recording stops for various reasons. I have since bought a webcam with cloud backup and found it to much more reliable.

sandra Vero beach

Awful consistently “ off line”  sandra Vero beach  1 star

First tried free version to check it out before purchasing. Unfortunately , you can not count on this , consistently “ off line” even when everything else in the house is on line . Not a good app at all


Latest update using iOS 11  DocLifer  5 star

The latest Manything update is fantastic. Having the larger picture along with being able to zoom in is a great addition. One of my cameras wasn’t uploading the alert videos to the cloud so I sent them an email this morning (on a Sunday), and within 2 hours I got a reply back on how to fix it. Great customer service!


5.3 update bad on old phones  AEMerto  2 star

Been using for several years and my old iPhone 4 as the camera. 5.3 update does not show up on my iPhone 4. Updated my iPhone 6 with no issues. Now since the update the iPhone 4 will record just fine. But there is no lube connection when viewing on my 6. Need a update for the 4 please. If it's not coming then the app will be useless to me. I don't have another phone to use as the camera.

inft noname

Great  inft noname  4 star

The update is great! Long overdue


It's ok...  #Goodrev  3 star

I thought the app was great at first but I wanted to watch my recording and I had to buy it! I went through so many apps because my twin kids wanted to see santa through a security camera but real security cameras are way to expensive I promised my kids this it would mean the world if u change the price and let me watch my recordings, I rely on you.


Not free  Troubleterrie  1 star

Bait and switch!!!

Miles linden

Works great  Miles linden  5 star

Installed it on my old iPhone 4, no problems at all.


stuiped theft  qwertyuiopasdfghjklZzzzsnoose  1 star

it says my Account is already taken i want to know who and how they got it


Highly Recommend  JMMitchell1994  5 star

If you have a few smartphones laying around the house and want cameras, use this app, works perfectly


Outstanding!  MurphyLee23  5 star

So glad I found this app, the potential is unlimited. Great work!

Yogesh Juneja

Outstanding app and service  Yogesh Juneja  5 star

I have been using this app for a very long time and it's so simple yet so powerful - amazing features at such an affordable pricing and their customer support is a delight - very helpful people in case u have any issues - highly recommended

Ariel studios

Great app  Ariel studios  4 star

Great app , if only you could record footage to a local nas drive , it would then be perfect.

Samsama 12

Awesome !  Samsama 12  5 star

Must have ! Great way to use your old phones sitting around !

Joseph Blackburn

Simple and works  Joseph Blackburn  5 star

Have tried many of these security video apps and most crash frequently or just don't work. Motion detect works well and you can set movement sensitivity. You can also set video quality. Running on iPhone4 and a Galaxy Tab as cameras and an iPhone6+ as viewer and performance and quality so far pretty darn good, highly recommended.


Great home Monitor  TMAguide-S  5 star

We all have an iPad or an old iPhone that lies around - this app makes them an awesome remote controllable camera with motion detection alerts. Great app!!!


Brilliant  Hrabia29  5 star

I use this app to monitor my pet at home. Works really well. I can view the camera on my browser as well. Would love to see an option allowing one to communicate with your voice back to the place the camera is set up.


Simple surveillance design by PROs  st27  5 star

I have used this app for 2 weeks now and I must say it took me 5 minutes to setup without reading any instructions. Footage review is also easy, the timeline has a visual representation of motion detected throughout the recording which enable users to visually summarise the number of motion detected on the recording. Many corporate surveillance software that I have dealt with doesn't have this feature. Ou can only click to skip to the next incident. 5 stars, 2 thumbs up and nothing less.


Rubbish  LindyFx  1 star

Performance viewing sessions and events is so bad the only people who could wait are 90 year olds with nothing else to do.


Pretty good  Eg7737  4 star

I think it's the best free surveillance app on the AppStore if you want to use an old tablet or phone. My only complaint is how small the window is when viewing live videos. I wish it would take up the entire screen.


I'm a fan  Dmo100  5 star

I am using a variety of old iPods and an iPhone 5 as the cameras and an iPhone 6 to view and I couldn't be happier. I've had it for a few weeks and it has performed above my expectations.

Dontwanak now

Good for android terrible for apple products.  Dontwanak now  1 star

Do not subscribe to this unless you have an android. iPhones work terrible on these. I've tested Samsung S3, S5, Note 4 and they work great. 7plus and the Mini4 are horrible. Grainy and choppy videos. Awful! Also drains the crap out of your batteries even on android even while plugged in! I'd like my money back. I'll call this the battery killer!!!


Expensive  nulnvoid  2 star

Wouldn't it work better AND be cheaper just to buy a I.p. cam?


Great App!!  ~TappaSt4r~  5 star

I highly recommend this app! Been using it for awhile now. Luv everything about it. I can't wait for their Hikvision integration!


Perfect  Notease  5 star

Easy to use

Mac n' Jam

Outstanding client service!  Mac n' Jam  4 star

I recently wrote in a poor review following problems that developed after the recent app update. I am upgrading my review after receiving amazing contact and service from the Manything team. They have been communicating with me through the weekend to analyze and correct the problem. It's possible the jumping offline problem may be with my own router; a problem I would not have known without their analysis and support. Manything works VERY well as a security camera and two-way communication device. With one on one service like they have provided, I enthusiastically recommend Manything!

Meh thing

Needs to have lock screen  Meh thing  3 star

How secure is it if anybody can just walk up and close the app. It doesn't run in the background.


Is free, free?  sniffelz  1 star

Depends on where you look, but the best way I have found to get the whole truth and nothing but the truth is by actually installing the app, then if you look hard enough, you might find this: "What is the Free Trial? All new users automatically get a free 5 day trial of our cloud recording plan. After your first 5 days you’ll move over to our basic free plan that has live streaming, but no longer stores past video. Video recorded during the trial plan will be deleted when you move to the free plan." Translation: Either purchase our cloud based storage services or we'll trash your video records‼️👎🏿👎🏿

JM in NB

Great app to use with old IOS priductd  JM in NB  5 star

Thisis a great app to use with old iPhones & iPads to setup remote viewing of your house while away. I currently have 3 old iPhones setup in my house. Picture quality is great and there are many options for saving videos. Customer service is top notch! Especially Joanna S who recently helped me with a problem I was having. My only complaint is I think their pricing options are a little expensive. Especially when many phone are used. However, its worth peace of mind of being able to check that the garage doors are shut and everything in the house is fine too!

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