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Airlock can auto-lock and unlock your Mac by measuring the distance between your Mac and your iPhone or iPod Touch. It does this by communicating through Bluetooth.

It's super handy because when you're near your Mac, access is open. But when you walk away from your Mac, it automatically becomes more secure. And if there is no iPhone or iPod Touch present, it will default to asking for a normal user name and password.

Lastly, it can launch applications or AppleScript events when your go out of range, or come back. So you could have it close iChat when you leave, and open it when you return.

What's New

Version 1.5b1:
  • Fixes Bluetooth keyboard/mouse connection-loss issue.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Misha Member IconComment+1791
Misha
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A post from the developer on the current status of AirLock:

http://support.themha.com/discussions/announcements/2-status-of-airlock

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Version 1.5b1
mbriney Member IconReview+0
mbriney
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Buyer beware. I used Airlock and the application would sometimes not recognize my phone instantly. I would enter my password to unlock the machine. Unfortunately in doing this it disables the screensaver completely! Left the office for the weekend and the screensaver never activated causing the image I had up to be burned into my LCD.

Bad product and I would not recommend it.

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Version 1.5b1
Niewiesznic Member IconReview+25
Niewiesznic
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Well, cool idea, but...
I cant even install the app. It hangs System Preferences during attempt to install it. Its useless.

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Version 1.5b1
Section8 Member IconReview+78
Section8
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This is the coolest app on the face of the earth, while bluetooth does drain your battery dry on both an iPhone and a MBP), if this is not an issue for you, Airlock is fantastic! just disable bluetooth when you need that extra juice.

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Version 1.0.1
Frankns Member IconComment+33
Frankns
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There may be a conflict between Airlock and the OSX ScreenSaver. When the regular time-out on my screen-saver kicks in, it is set to lock the screen. But when Airlock has also locked my screen AND I do not have my iPhone nearby, I click on the unlock padlock in the lower right portion of my screen BUT I cannot get the cursor into the Airlock dialog box. I cannot enter my password and am stuck. Ugh. The solution -- so far -- has been a restart.

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Version 1.0.1
Blueillusion Member IconComment+33
Blueillusion
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Almost great app! Everything seemed to work perfect but my mac wont go to sleep if airlock is on. I already e-mail the developer and hopefully they will fix it some time soon as its very important to me that my mac goes to sleep automatically as scheduled. For now im not using it because of that. Is anyone else experiencing this issue?

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Version 1.0.1
Blueillusion
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The sleep issue has been solved. It appears that airlock wasn't getting along with some other app preventing imac to sleep. As i have deleted few apps i am not sure which one was causing issues with airlock.

Spiritualized Member IconReview+12
Spiritualized
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great, add an option to lock the screen when going outside of the wireless network :)

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Version 1.0
Michaelfuchs Member IconReview+34
Michaelfuchs
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Easy setup, works like a charm and is ever so cool - especially when running random "welcome back" AppleScripts (Text-to-Speech, check email, etc.) upon your return. Would be nice if we could customise the locked screen, but I'm sure that'll come...(?)
Didn't really NEED this, but it was cheap enough to buy without a second thought.

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Version 1.0
Jic
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Dear Michaelfuchs, could you post some of the Scripts you mention in your comment?

I would like to have a sound when this product locks the computer ("Dong"!!!!), in order to be sure that it was really locked, and maybe another one (or a message displayed) as a "come back".

Sorry, but I am not a programmer!!!!

Kompost Member IconComment+0
Kompost
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Works fine on my Desktop MacPro (2006), but there is not really need of this nice Tool. But on my MacBook (Late 2008, Alu) Airlock unfortunately doesn't work. Airlock find the iPhone 3GS and that was it. Airlock never scan or remark after that the iPhone.

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Version 1.0
Frankns Member IconComment+33
Frankns
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Appears to work well with my MBP running 10.6.2 - 4GB. It can consume a fair amount of RAM - 140 MB or so: less than Safari; more than Mail.

On occasion the lock will activate when I am at the machine and my iphone is on my hip. Moving the phone back to my desktop solves the problem right away.

No rating yet ... too soon to know.

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Version 1.0
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CryMe
Version 1.5b1
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Downloads 10,566
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Date 26 Jul 2010
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $7.77
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