22
Thank you for your review
Free
http://www.macupdate.com/download/21282/ialertu_0.80.zip
Email me when discounted: 
iAlertU is the first of its kind of alarm system for your Apple MacBook computer. Basically iAlertU is a car alarm for your Apple Mac. iAlertU uses the built in accelerometer and other sensors to trigger an alarm and the iSight camera to capture an image of the thief. iAlertU can be configured to email details of the alarm event to a specific email address. In addition to this you can tell iAlertU to execute an Applescript when the alarm goes off. Some people use this to generate SMS alerts. With v0.71, the developers of iAlertU added a new interface that can be used by an external, authenticated application to control more...

What's New

Version 0.80:
  • Replaced the obsolete use of whatismyip.com for a similar service. This in turn also fixed the sending of push notifications to the iPhone.

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

Similar Software

Open Comparison
Suggest Other Similar Software
Leave a Review

iAlertU User Discussion

Nobody has reviewed or commented on this app yet. Add your own comment and get a discussion going!
Sort by: Time | Smiles
Uniquepito Member IconReview+39
Uniquepito
+0

Why the hell it needs to install Java!?
I'd rather pay for native app.
:(

Reply0 replies
Version 0.80
Tubo Member IconComment+34
Tubo
+0

Apparently (see website) the requirement 10.6 is wrong: there it is: 10.4.

Reply2 replies
Version 0.78
Regular-Warren
+0

This SourceForge page indicates 10.5.8 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ialertu/). Where are you seeing 10.4?

Tubo
+0

http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net/project/ialertu/ReadMe_0.78.pdf
->

iAlertU
The alarm system for your Mac © Randy Green iAlertU v0.78 sourceforge.net/projects/ialertu
Release Notes
Welcome!
iAlertU is a utility that turns your MacBook into a motion sensitive remote controlled alarm system
System requirements:
MacBook or MacBook Pro, OS X 10.4 or higher, Quicktime 7.1.3 or higher, and a valid email account to use iAlertU's email functionality. iAlertU may now work on other Macs but has not been tested.
...

Harold H Member IconReview+0
Harold H
+0

I recommend iAlertU to all my Mac friends and colleagues as it provides essential security to my precious laptop. My company wants me to lock down my MBP with a physical lock but with this nifty app, combined with the iPhone app UalertMe I can leave it with my mind at ease.

Reply0 replies
Version 0.76
THEE:LEE Member IconReview+116
THEE:LEE
+0

Not sure if I would use it in pratice but sure was a great laugh when friends went to frape me :D

Reply0 replies
Version 0.76
sattlerreader Member IconReview+3
sattlerreader
+3

I was going to give it 4 stars before I learned how to get the alarm to keep going off even after the lid was shut. Because that's what a thief would do first if they wanted to steal my laptop while I left it unattended in the library. But now that I know it will go off no matter what the person does (I set it so that the alarm shuts off once the movement stops...AWESOME!!) I love this. Seriously, for a free product, the quality, design, and the user friendly controls set-up is simply astonishing. Keep it up!!

Reply1 reply
Version 0.74
Noivad
+0

Does sneaking up and holding down the power button to do a forced shutdown disable it?

kburra999 Member IconComment+0
kburra999
+0

Hi, I just installed iAlertU and played around. Now iAlertU automatically starts upon boot, but it will not stop while entering my password. I installed iAlertMe on my iPhone but its not connecting, since I didn't ticked the box in iAlertU. I rebooted my mac but I cannot stop starting iAlertU so it does what is should very good... If someone nows the tric to solve this please...thx

Reply0 replies
Version 0.74
kburra999 Member IconComment+0
kburra999
+0

Hi, I just installed iAlertU and played around. Now iAlertU automatically starts upon boot, but it will not stop while entering my password. I installed iAlertMe on my iPhone but its not connecting, since I didn't ticked the box in iAlertU. I rebooted my mac but I cannot stop starting iAlertU so it does what is should very good...;-) If someone nows the tric to solve this please...thx

Reply0 replies
Version 0.74
kburra999 Member IconComment+0
kburra999
+0

Hi, I just installed iAlertU and played around. Now iAlertU automatically starts upon boot, but it will not stop while entering my password. I installed iAlertMe on my iPhone but its not connecting, since I didn't ticked the box in iAlertU. I rebooted my mac but I cannot stop starting iAlertU so it does what is should very good...;-) If someone nows the tric to solve this please...thx

Reply0 replies
Version 0.74
kburra999 Member IconComment+0
kburra999
+0

Hi, I just installed iAlertU and played around. Now iAlertU automatically starts upon boot, but it will not stop while entering my password. I installed iAlertMe on my iPhone but its not connecting, since I didn't ticked the box in iAlertU. I rebooted my mac but I cannot stop starting iAlertU so it does what is should very good...;-) If someone nows the tric to solve this please...thx

Reply0 replies
Version 0.74
Davidpabian Member IconComment+73
Davidpabian
+0

Can't get email notification to work under any combination of names, ISPs, settings, etc. Earlier versions worked well (but I've moved to Lion since). Otherwise, a nifty, highly-recommended app, but the email notification is indispensable.

Reply1 reply
Version 0.74
Davidpabian
+2

Got email alert going, so disregard above (users should be able to remove posts here). Deselected SSL and used port 587. Funny thing is, tho, that I tried that combo yesterday with no results. I did a slew of maintenance on the mac yesterday, so it's possible that a combination of factors helped, but the point is email alert is working and all seems well.

user icon+79
Cjbolland
Version 0.77
user icon+4
JohnMitch
Version 0.73
user icon+121
Kzx72
Version 0.70
user icon+0
Maxkotanov
Version 0.69
user icon-3
Doctorfo
Version 0.69
> 4 23

Ratings

Overall
(23)
Current Version (0.x)
(22)

Details

Downloads 196,903
Version Downloads 8,306
License Free
Date 07 Apr 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free