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Padlock is an extremely robust 'application security' solution that allows pre-specified applications to be used by only those with the secure password.

Padlock enables controlled use of your computer by all. You can remain confident that any applications that might be used to access sensitive, confidential or compromising data are safe from use and/or prying eyes.

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Version 1.0.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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jo654 Member IconReview-1

I bought This soft. It worked one week and after.. bugs after bugs..So on Os Lion this is not working properly. After loosing lots of time to find whats was going wrong, i bought Espionage, witch is far more professional and work properly on os lion.

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Version 1.0.0
Tomis Member IconComment+117

You don't need extra software get this sort of functionality from MacOS X. Simply set up restricted accounts for users and you can determine which programs they can access.

You can do this in the Accounts section of System Preferences (accessible under the apple menu)

In the Security section of the System Preferences you can also set automatic logout after a period of inactivity.

Hope someone finds this informative.

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Version 1.0
Coracle (Developer)

Padlock was developed because Mac OSX 'only' offers the security features that it does.

Some users do not wish to have seperate user accounts on their Mac's, and even those that do would like to be able to remain logged in whilst away from their computers, or whilst someone/anyone else is using it.

Thankfully, Padlock is currently protecting sensitive information and valued relationships between partners, family, employers, staff and friends. Others use it as an additional parental control.

Waterfall Mike

They're too lazy to log out but yet they still put up with launching tons of programs on their computer and tediously trying to catch all sorts of security issues themselves?

* making sure they can't launch the Terminal (dangerous)
* Safari and every other web browser (can download new apps)
* Mail (can email themselves new apps)
* Xcode/REALbasic/etc. (can write new apps to do anything)
* Activity Monitor and similar programs (can force quit Padlock)
* and tons of other possibilities

Ooookay, if you say so.

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Downloads 5,540
Version Downloads 831
License Demo
Date 21 Apr 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $41.00
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