Manything stands for Monitor Anything…and that's exactly what you can do with our app!
Simply install Manything on your spare device, select "Camera" mode and press record. Then download Manything to your main phone or tablet which you carry with you and select "Viewer". It's that simple, now you can watch your camera from anywhere!
(Manything requires iOS 6 and above to operate in camera mode and iOS 8 and above to operate in viewer mode.)
On our free plan you can use 1 spare device as a Manything camera - you can receive motion/sound alerts and watch your camera live stream! Want to use more than 1 device, watch past video events and save video to the Manything cloud? Upgrade to a monthly subscription plan from just $3.99/month:
- 1 camera, 2 days cloud recording $2.99
- 1 camera, 7 days cloud recording $4.99
- 1 camera, 30 days cloud recording $5.99
- 2 cameras, 7 days cloud recording $9.99
- 2 cameras, 30 days cloud recording $11.99
- 5 cameras, 7 days cloud recording $25.99
- 5 cameras, 30 days cloud recording $29.99
If you choose to upgrade, payment will be charged to your iTunes account at the point of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew 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 turn off auto-renewal in your App Store settings which can be found in your phone or tablet settings menu. The current month cannot be cancelled once it has started.
We've squashed a pesky bug released in the last version - you can now sign up for a cloud recording plan through Apple on the 'My Plan' page.
Ratings and Reviews
(UPDATE) I created an account
I downloaded Manything to my phone & an old iPad. I created an account. I thought I would use this set up as a security camera. I logged into manything on my phone... I’ll repeat. I am logged into manything on my phone RIGHT NOW... so naturally I went to log in on my old iPad using the same account. On the iPad, it claims the account I am currently logged into on my phone, doesn’t exist. I double checked my credentials. I input the correct email & password, but only one device is recognizing my account. I’ll try again tomarrow, but if I can’t log in on at least 2 devices, manything is useless to me.
UPDATED ... 8 hours passed (overnight). Manythings on the iPad now recognizes my account. I’m raising my star review to 3 as the app appears to be functioning well enough, with no issues (so far). I have been able to monitor one room from my phone, I’ll be adding a second room shortly. I don’t anticipate any further connectivity issues like I saw earlier.
I’m now mostly satisfied, though I still find Manythings to be lacking.
I had hoped to find a Manythings app for AppleTv, so I can monitor multiple rooms from there... without luck.
I’m deducting one star for slowness to become usable (a ‘monitor’ without a ‘camera’ is useless. I had to wait overnight to set up a camera for the purpose of monitoring.)
I’m deducting one star because there’s no AppleTv app. I’d much rather use my Tv as the monitor I view my informal security camera system from.
UPDATE 6/1/20 - The app does not work for me at all. There is no live video at all. There are recordings in my feed but no live video. The recordings are capturing intermittent 8 - 9 second videos even though I have it set to continuously record. I have contacted the app support several times and have received no response. I have been a subscriber of manything for two years and now I am discontinuing my subscription and uninstalling the app. It's useless at this point and they aren't helping.
The app no longer works for me since my phone has been updated. The videos frequently go black. There is much lag and sometimes it gets jerky and speeds up. I also have 9s videos even though I have continuous recording set. There was an issue in front of my home I needed on camera and ask the thing caught was 8s of action even though 4 people were in front of the camera moving. Right now on iPhone 11 I cannot contact my other camera to see live footage. It continuously says contacting camera, although the video is still actively recording actions. I cannot see live footage at all. I emailed support and so far have not heard anything in the past four days. It's pointless to have a subscription with no support and unusable video
Pros and Cons
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.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your review - great to hear you find the app easy to use and are pleased with the motion detection. You can use Manything in 'Guided Access' mode on iOS devices which locks the phone and allows the screen to dim. We do also recommend that you only use chargers bought from the phone manufacturer, as lots of cheaper chargers cause the phone to overheat and don't charge the battery properly. Hopefully those tips help solve the problems you've been having :)
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- Videoloft Ltd
- 111.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Danish, French, Greek, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © Manything Systems Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- 2 days cloud for 1 camera $3.99
- 30 days cloud for 1 camera $7.99
- Manything 2 day cloud recording for 2 cameras $6.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.