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Watchmac monitors your Mac for possible security infringements.

Your Mac can already stop unwanted access out of the box. Sometimes it is desirable, however, to know when someone tries to circumvent these measures. This is where Watchmac comes into play.

Watchmac monitors your Mac for possible infringements. For instance, when someone tries to unlock your screensaver but fails to enter the correct password, Watchmac will record this event and can even take pictures using the built-in (or an externally connected iSight). Best of all, Watchmac can even send you an email alerting you about the infringement.


What's New

Version 1.7:
  • Updated Growl support for improved performance on OS X 10.7 and later.
  • Corrected a few errors in the German localization.


  • Mac OS X 10.6 (10.6.8 or later recommended). Screen unlock authentication can be monitored when having Watchmac lock the screen.
  • For taking pictures: Integrated or external iSight (works with MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, as well as with iMac).
  • For sudden motion detection: MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro.

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Vanessavon Member IconComment+9

forgot my password and now I cannot get into my Mac. As soon as I open it the alarm goes off. Help!

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Version 1.7
alas! Member IconComment+571

While Watchmac 1.5.1r2 crashes immediately on my MacBook Pro C2D w/ OS 10.5.8, version 1.5.2 prerelease mentioned in the developer's comment, below, does work fine for me.
The Watchmac 1.5.1r2 crash notwithstanding, Watchmac is a finely crafted security app. which otherwise works quite well.
I've found its developer easily accessible and very responsive to queries and issues.

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Version 1.5.1r2
Macsolu Member IconComment+163

Crashes on launch, every time. Reverting back to version 1.4.3 eliminates the crashing. Mac OS X 10.5.8, Mac Mini 2009.

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Version 1.5.1r2
Bloo7 (Developer)

We're aware of the issues with versions 1.5 to 1.5.1r2. We're working on a fix. Meanwhile, users may try version 1.4.3 (http://bloo7.com/Q55F02D) or the 1.5.2b prerelease (http://bloo7.com/QCCA53C).

appleHQ Member IconReview+146

Works nicely. I had big problems with Lookdown (had to ssh into my own machine and kill the process to be able to login again...)

This software could still use a few more triggers, most importantly a "MagSafe plugged" one.

Still, works great.

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Version 1.2
bloo7 (Developer)

Sounds like a good suggestion! Depending on how easy it is to implement, that feature might even make it into the next version.

Thank you for your feedback!

bloo7 (Developer)

I'm pleased to announce that version 1.3 delivers just that: Watchmac will now detect when you unplug the power cord or remove the battery.

gryphonent Member IconComment+444

Check out Lockdown... better and free!

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Version 1.1
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Version 1.6.3
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Version 1.6.3
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Downloads 12,398
Version Downloads 676
License Shareware
Date 07 Aug 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $19.95
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