iAlertU
iAlertU
0.80

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iAlertU free download for Mac

iAlertU0.80

08 April 2013

Remote controlled motion-sensitive alarm for MacBook.

Overview

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 iAlertU, request photo's, and other information captured by iAlertU. The first such application is uAlertMe, an iPhone app available on Apple's app store (for more information, visit the developers webpage at http://www.pkclsoft.com/pkclsoft/ualertme.html).

What's new in iAlertU

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.

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63 Reviews of iAlertU

5
Efm333
30 September 2010
Version: 0.64

Most helpful

Finally 0.64 and all works perfectly with 10.6.4
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0.5
Uniquepito
30 June 2013
Version: 0.80
Why the hell it needs to install Java!? I'd rather pay for native app. :(
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Tubo
10 October 2012
Version: 0.78
Apparently (see website) the requirement 10.6 is wrong: there it is: 10.4.
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5
Harold-H
12 December 2011
Version: 0.76
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.
(0)
4.5
THEE:LEE
05 December 2011
Version: 0.76
Not sure if I would use it in pratice but sure was a great laugh when friends went to frape me :D
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5
sattlerreader
15 September 2011
Version: 0.74
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!!
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kburra999
14 September 2011
Version: 0.74
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
(0)
kburra999
14 September 2011
Version: 0.74
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
(0)
kburra999
14 September 2011
Version: 0.74
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
(0)
kburra999
14 September 2011
Version: 0.74
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
(0)
anonymous-squirrel-4040
20 August 2011
Version: 0.74
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.
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5
Diaa
20 August 2011
Version: 0.74
This App is one of the most important apps in my laptop, because of the active developer who always updates his iAlertU and fix the issues, Also, it is very important for who have intruders people in their homes!! In addition, it gets a new features which is really really cool. The one thing that i noticed that, sometimes it's not stable and i got some bugs which force me to shutdown my laptop.
(0)
5
maxwelltsai1987
13 June 2011
Version: 0.73
This is actually pretty good! I like it. I used it to scare two little kids that were so interested in macs. I said something like if you make it the mac "screen" the police will come. From that time on, they don't dare touch my mac.
(1)
DNG
12 June 2011
Version: 0.73
after download ialertu on my macpro the app fails to open. Any suggestions? thanks
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0.5
NoriMori
13 April 2011
Version: 0.71
Oh, great software. It's really great to configure the application, close your computer, and be greeted with a sound like a car alarm even though you never armed it, without being given any options for turning the alarm off. It fills me with so much joy to restart my computer 10 times trying to disarm the application before the alarm goes off, and then try to Trash it before the alarm goes off but being unable to do so because it's already open. It's the mark of truly excellent software that I had to open the package contents and trash the "Contents" folder to put my computer back to normal. Never downloading this piece of crap again.
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1
Magnus1108
04 February 2011
Version: 0.69
What shall I do if I can't disarm it? I have trying to enter my password but it won't login..
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Culture-Of-One
12 October 2010
Version: 0.68
Great program, but I can't seem to upgrade to 0.68; I get an error from SourceForge when I try the Download link. When I try a direct download, I get an empty ZIP file. When I try to upgrade through v0.67, I get permission errors. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
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Cgc
04 October 2010
Version: 0.67
Great screenshot...a ninja is stealing your Mac. Easily identifiable unless he doesn't always wear his ninja suit everywhere.
(3)
jcraig
04 October 2010
Version: 0.66
Version 0.66 does indeed now work on OS X 10.5.8!
(0)
Dasgimp
01 October 2010
Version: 0.65
The concept and idea of this program is awesome. My only major gripe is that it does not really lend support to other camera sources. I have a Mac Pro, which does not have an iSight camera, but I do have a Logitech camera with a microphone designed for Mac. Hopefully with future updates this might be rectified.
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5
Efm333
30 September 2010
Version: 0.64
Finally 0.64 and all works perfectly with 10.6.4
(3)
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jcraig
29 September 2010
Version: 0.64
Will not launch after auto-updating from version 0.61 to 0.64.
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RJC.NJNYC
29 September 2010
Version: 0.62
All I get is version 0.61 from the download link or via the developers website instead of version 0.62
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Efm333
29 September 2010
Version: 0.62
as it seems I have to turn off the motion sensor completely otherwise the alarm sounds with no input at all as soon as it is activated hopefully when 0.62 becomes available this bug in snow leopard will be fixed. I'm using 10.6.4
(0)
Efm333
29 September 2010
Version: 0.62
When will 0.62 be the version that is available seeing how it's still 0.61 that comes down the pipe, even when it says a new version is available it won't update thanks
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4
Efm333
29 September 2010
Version: 0.62
I love this app even if it's still downloading 0.61
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PorkPieHat
01 June 2010
Version: 0.57b
It's nice of the developer to offer this app for free, but odd of him/her to include no description at all.
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Moocan
31 May 2010
Version: 0.57b
Can someone explain how to reset unarm password before arming. I'm searching but found no info. Many Thanks
(0)
N00bix
16 May 2010
Version: 0.56b
It will be perfect if instead of using the apple remote, the iPhone can be used. Carrying the apple remote around does not sound to appealing to me... not to mention the remote doesn't even come with the laptop anymore.
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Ferran-g
28 April 2010
Version: 0.55b
v0.55b doesn't even start on my MBP 15"... I had to revert to previous version, v.0.31b
(0)
Drumrobot
15 October 2009
Version: 0.29b
Great idea. The one problem is that the alarm shuts down seconds after starting...
(0)
Emaschietto
10 September 2009
Version: 0.29b
Perfect software, works perfect in leopard, but in snow leopard, do not. Still closing when start to take pics.
(0)
Timad8ter
04 January 2009
Version: 0.29b
How do you activate it with the apple remote?
(0)
Mason1040
19 September 2008
Version: 0.29b
i can not for the life of me get this program to work i download it no problems but it wont open or do anything please help!!!
(0)
Eclecticshadow
10 September 2008
Version: 0.29b
I'm glad to say that iAlertU works perfectly on my Imac. Even though I'd love to see that maybe in this case the alarm would be activated if someone touches the screen not only the keyboard or the mouse. But other than it's perfect.
(0)
Arvidtp
15 May 2008
Version: 0.29b
Cool! Just one thing that is a annoying for me - usually when I leave my macbook pro somewhere it is with an external audio interface connected, and often whatever speakers the interface goes to will not be turned on. So this app need a preference to for which audio device to use, it should not just use the default device, which is what it does now. I guess if someone stole it then, they would have ot unplug the external audio device, but the audio might not re-engage in time to be useful...
(0)
Kzx72
11 April 2008
Version: 0.29b
iAlertU? Weird name. And yeah, it works on macbooks.
(0)
Blb
10 January 2008
Version: 0.29b
Cool App! It would be nice to have possibility to run script/automator action on alarm activation and system arming.
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Nirsus
12 December 2007
Version: 0.28b
Does this work with MacBooks or not? The description talks about MacBooks but the requirements say MacBook Pro. Please clarify.
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5
Shk747
06 December 2007
Version: 0.27b
PERFECT, thank you soo much !
(0)
5
mac-34
20 July 2007
Version: 0.24b
the best alarm system ever. suggestion: why not add ability to send sms/mms to owner's mobile besides e-mail?
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Beatdigger
12 July 2007
Version: 0.24b
Awesome program!! A few strange things I've noticed on my Macbook pro using 0.24b..... 1. The alarm activates the first time I set it almost every time. After turning it off and resetting it, everything is fine. That is until later of course when the whole problem repeats. I am not sure how much time needs to pass before the problem can be duplicated. I have many pictures of myself in my email because of this problem. 2. ialertu does not show up in my "recent items" pulldown so after I quit and later want to re-launch I am forced to go into the applications folder. I eventually put the icon in my dock but I'm saying...what if I don't want any more items in my dock? Other than that it's great!! Thank you.
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Siliconaddict
19 May 2007
Version: 0.24b
While the app is good its still a toy unless there is a way to bypass holding down the power button until the system turns off. Basically you can force shutdown the system in less then 5 second. While that 5 seconds has the opportunity to take a picture it doesn't have the chance to send it.
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5
Cjj
16 May 2007
Version: 0.24b
Never mind it works now I love it! It is sooo cool!
(0)
Cjj
13 May 2007
Version: 0.24b
I would use it if IT DIDN"T PERMINETLY BLUR UP MY SCREEN ahhhhhhhhh!!! Im so mad
(0)
Chrisl5653
07 February 2007
Version: 0.19b
i didnt pay any money for it... i just downloaded it from the homepage... i dont know what that 9.95 us about...??? Great app tho!!!!!! useful if you need to get up for a second... I RECOMEND it!!!!
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David-Daily
29 August 2006
Version: 0.18
i have noticed that the iAlertu program takes your picture. however it takes it when the alarm is deactivated and not when the alarm goes off. a great little program but who cares who deactivated the alarm...i want to know who triggered it.
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Macmania
08 July 2006
Version: 0.16
I think this is a great idea and a terrific unintended use of the SMS. However, be aware that simply pressing and holding the POWER button disables iAlert! Cheers!
(0)
Mark-anderson
04 July 2006
Version: 0.15
This software gets better and better with every release, and the new icon is great. I'm almost ready to part with the $10.
(0)
Krystof-Vasa
19 June 2006
Version: 0.13
Hm. Great app. Do you think you could make it a preference, which button to hold? Holding Menu button enables Sofa Control...
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Mark-anderson
06 June 2006
Version: 0.10
Great idea, cool implementation, horrible icon.
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Virtualball
08 May 2006
Version: 0.09
Hey, this is a very useful application, and fun as well. I was at COMP-USA this weekend and my friend and I installed it on the computers and when the compusa guy came over and clicked a button, it beeped and they had to get the manager to help, eventually they resarted it :-P Also, when i get a MacBook i would really hope to see this software on it, even if apple doesnt implement the location thing, can it still have the button press?
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4.75
Larry2
28 April 2006
Version: 0.07
great app but like others the sms would be an exceptional addition would definately double sales at least. Features will get 5 with sms.
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Trompowsky
27 April 2006
Version: 0.06
I dont know if you've tried this, but you would also want to make sure plugging in some headphones wont effectively 'mute' the speakers.
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Canadian-guilo
27 April 2006
Version: 0.06
The nerd factor of this piece of software is huge. I can't wait to use this in a crowded coffee house and come running out of the toilet the moment someone bumps my table. I'm sure this would get you points with the ladies too. Thumbs up here.
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5
mac-34
26 April 2006
Version: 0.05b
*MADE BY A GENIUS* BTW, what are the demo limitations?
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Mdamli
25 April 2006
Version: 0.04b
I don't like the forced background. I took a snapshot of my desktop and used that instead, but I would prefere if this was optional.
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Dchammer
20 April 2006
Version: 0.03
This is a very cool program that has a lot of practical potential. I'm excited to see this program really gain popularity as more people find out about it. Keep up the good work guys! Each update has worthwhile new features.
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Bigreddog
12 April 2006
Version: .01
This is awsome... i found a use for my remote :)
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5
Timplaster
12 April 2006
Version: .01
very cool.
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Nicecaman
11 April 2006
Version: .01
This is the greatest idea since slices bread. iLoaf, you're toast. Beware all ye software shortstuff. There's a new app in town. I agree with ADS2006 and JETSGO . Implement those suggestions and you'll have a hit on our hands! And maybe a better promotion video? P.S. My Powerbokk sez hi and wonders when she will be as safe as her baby brother.
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Ads2006
10 April 2006
Version: .01
Great idea - Would download if I had the new powerbook. :( Suggestion : Next version to flash up a full-frame photo on screen taken through the built-in camera of the thief in action and bold text saying "Your picture has been captured and is being stored on a remote server for identification by the police." In the background the laptop can also email the photo to a specifiied email address.
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JetsGo
10 April 2006
Version: .01
An addition to my comments above... Perhaps the ability to send an SMS (of the message type) to a users cell phone, to notify them that the alarm has been triggered?
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JetsGo
10 April 2006
Version: .01
This sounds great! I hope support for iBooks and PowerBooks is added, as I would love to use this tool on my iBook G4 (with SMS).
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  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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