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Installing Accountable2You On Mac Computers

Installation Guide for Mac OS X

Step 1: Download the Mac software.

Download Accountable2You for Mac OS (Mac versions 10.8 & Higher)

(For older Mac devices running OS X 10.7, please download this version. For devices running OS X 10.6, please download this version. For devices running OS X 10.5, please download this version.)

The download will be in the Downloads folder. Open that folder to see your downloads. Select the Accountable2You zip file to expand the program.


Step 2: Select the Accountable2You icon to start Accountable2You.


When prompted by your Mac system, click "Open".


If you opened the program directly from your downloads folder, you will see the following prompt. It is recommended that you select "Move to Applications Folder". The program will automatically open after this step.


Depending on the security settings of your Mac, you may receive the following message when trying to open Accountable2You. (If you do not see this message then you may proceed to step 3.)

If this occurs, click 'OK' to close this window. Then, right-click on Accountable2You and select 'Open' (for users without a right-click mouse, hold the "control" key and click).

When the next window pops up, click 'Open'.

Step 3: Register the application.

Enter your Accountable2You Account Name, Password and a name for this computer. The computer name can be anything you want it to be, this will be how your device appears on your accountability reports. Then click "Log In".

(If you do not yet have an account, click the "Start 10-Day Free Trial" button to be taken to our website to register.)


Step 4: Review the terms and conditions.

Please take a moment to review the Terms & Conditions before proceeding. When you are finished, click "I Agree to the Terms & Conditions" to continue.



Step 4b: Assign to a specific user (For Family Accounts Only).

If you have a family account and you have entered the managing user's username and password, the next screen will show all sub-users in your account. Highlight the name of the specific user to whom you want to register this device and click "Assign to Family Member" below.


Step 5: Setup Accountability Partners.

Click "Go to Partner Setup" to be taken to the Accountable2You website where you can designate accountability partners for your device. If you wish to do this at a later time, click "Later" at the bottom of the window.


Step 6: Validate that method of detection is enabled.

Select the AU icon at the top of your screen and Select Diagnostics.

Step 7: Press Run Diagnostics and check the Detection Method.

If the method says Disabled then continue with the tutorial. Otherwise the software is recording and no further action is needed.


Step 8: Setup Detection Method

To setup the detection method you'll want to open System Preferences. Select the Apple icon. Then System Preferences.

Step 9: Select Security & Privacy.

Step 10: Select Accessibility from the list. If necessary, unlock the screen by checking the lock button. Then check Accountable2You.

Once this option is checked Accountable2You will start recording records.


Step 11 (OPTIONAL): Excluding Apps

Accountable2You for Mac offers an option to exclude certain applications from monitoring, if this is necessary for privacy purposes. For instructions on doing this, please check out our App Exclusion for Mac guide.


You're all setup!

Accountable2You is now monitoring all programs and browsers on this device, so you may continue to use your device normally.

Keep in mind that Accountable2You can only monitor the profile on which it is installed. For Mac computers with multiple user profiles, be sure to repeat the install process for each user in order to ensure full device accountability. 

Want to test the system?

Instead of going to an inappropriate website to test the rating system, please use the link provided below to conduct a "Red Alert Test". This will generate a sample alert from your device, and you should see the alert appear on your account within a few minutes (as well as send an alert to anyone setup as an accountability partner for that device).

Click here to perform the red alert test. (Make sure you are on the device that you want to test when you click this link).

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