Eas­ily un­lock your Mac

Mac|Life - - CONTENTS - Hollin Jones

$3.99 From Kane Cheshire, un­lox.it Needs MacOS 10.13, Blue­tooth LE, iOS 11.2 or later

Un­lox is the name for the new ver­sion of MacID (as Ap­ple objected to the name). The con­cept re­mains the same and fo­cuses on re­motely lock­ing and unlocking your Mac us­ing your iPhone or Watch.

There are mul­ti­ple op­tions avail­able, all of which work over Blue­tooth LE. The sim­plest is the fa­cil­ity to lock or un­lock your Mac’s screen by tap­ping the iPhone or Watch app. You can use Touch ID or Face ID on a phone or even a spe­cial pat­tern tapped on your Mac’s track­pad to do this. The Watch re­mains au­tho­rized as long as it’s on your wrist, so its app just needs a tap. On iPhone or Ap­ple Watch, no­ti­fi­ca­tions let you know when lock­ing ac­tiv­ity is tak­ing place. It’s worth not­ing that MacOS 10.13 al­lows unlocking of your Mac us­ing Watch, though it’s more sim­plis­tic.

Unlocking is fast and smooth. In­ter­est­ingly, the Mac app can auto lock or auto un­lock your Mac when you move away or back to­ward it by a spe­cific dis­tance. This means you’ll never for­get to lock your screen when you leave the Mac.

the bot­tom line. An ef­fi­cient way to eas­ily auto lock your Mac’s screen. Un­lox Great for se­cu­rity Eas­ily cus­tom­ize dis­tance Un­lock via track­pad pat­tern MacOS 10.13 now al­lows un­lock via Watch Great

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