PodSmith
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Turn your iPod into a security key for your Mac.   Shareware ($20.00)
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PodSmith uses your iPod as a key for security and for various synchronization features. PodSmith Protects your data with your iPod. With PodSmith, iPod works as a key for your computer. You can lock or unlock your Mac with your iPod.

How does PodSmith protect my computer?

1. Screen Lock - You can lock and unlock the screen by unmounting and mounting your iPod. Of course you can unlock the computer by typing your password without your iPod.

2. File Lock - Specified folders or files can be locked by unmounting your iPod.

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What's New
Version 2.0:
  • Completely rewritten.
  • New GUI for easy and intuitive operation.
  • Universal binary code.
  • Add Mount Lock.
  • Add Logging for removable devices and application launch.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • Any iPod model including iPod Shuffle



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ver. 2.x:
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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Oct 2005
Crashed on launch using 10.3.9.
Really like the idea... looking forward to trying a working version (1.2.0).
[Version 1.2]


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Hackit98 commented on 09 Oct 2005
I can't comment as to the actual use of this app, but it's a really interesting idea. Personally, I have no need to encrypt anything. I think the UI isn't all that bad. It looks like a dashboard style app.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Aug 2005
maybe i am misunderstanding this-- it locks down part of your computer and *only* your ipod can unlock it? what if your ipod is stolen or breaks-- is there a way to unlock your computer in an emergency?
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Oct 2005
Read the Developers website before posting:

"How can I unlock if my iPod stolen or broken?
You can unlock your computer by typing the password."


First page-- 5th paragraph :(
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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Aug 2005
Crash when Launched. (Under 10.4.2)
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Jul 2005
This is a great idea, but the interface is butt ugly. Fix the interface!
[Version 1.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jul 2005
v1.0.2 crashed and burned almost instantly under OS X 10.4.2. Await developer revision...
[Version 1.0.2]

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Anonymous commented on 23 Jul 2005
Try to turn it off and quit a previous version first.
Then start newer version. 1.0.2 seems stable.
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Jun 2005
Just awesome - exactly what I was looking for.

Super glad to see some new funstionality added to my shuffle - and thanks for supporting the tiny Pod as well.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Jun 2005
I've been looking for something like this forever. Does anyone know of any program like this that makes USB keys or USB drives work with the same locking function?
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:6,357
Version Downloads:2,715
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Shareware
Date:30 Jun 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $20.00
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PodSmith uses your iPod as a key for security and for various synchronization features. PodSmith Protects your data with your iPod. With PodSmith, iPod works as a key for your computer. You can lock or unlock your Mac with your iPod.

How does PodSmith protect my computer?

1. Screen Lock - You can lock and unlock the screen by unmounting and mounting your iPod. Of course you can unlock the computer by typing your password without your iPod.

2. File Lock - Specified folders or files can be locked by unmounting your iPod.

3. Protect your files - Disable all applications except those you specify.

What about Auto-Sync?

For example; Mount an iPod to replace the Safari bookmarks of your Mac with your iPod's bookmarks. Then unmount it to go back to the original bookmarks. Your favorite bookmarks are always in your iPod to share anywhere, anytime.


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