Mac unlocking made easy
£2.99 Developer Kane Cheshire, http://macid.co
Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple Watch Version 1.2.1 MacID is an intriguing way to control locking and unlocking your Mac’s screen using an iOS device’s Touch ID sensor. Download the iOS app and companion Mac app and connect the two using Bluetooth LE. Your iOS device’s fingerprint reader is then used to lock and unlock your Mac, or a passcode will do if your iOS device lacks Touch ID.
There’s clever stuff here, like the option to lock the Mac when you move away from it and wake it when you return. MacID even supports audio playback controls for the Mac, and unlocking from an Apple Watch. Additional features like Clipboard sharing, unlocking by tapping a pattern on your trackpad, and the ability to start screensavers make MacID a versatile system.
The developer points out that no part of the locking or unlocking process involves a web connection, which is great if you’re worried about data security. Hollin Jones
A novel, affordable and useful way to keep your Mac secure with a minimum of fuss.