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iAlertU
iAlertU
0.80
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0.0
iAlertU free download for Mac

iAlertU for Mac0.80

08 April 2013

Remote controlled motion-sensitive alarm for MacBook.

What is iAlertU for Mac

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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Uniquepito
Uniquepito
Jun 30 2013
0.80
0.5
Jun 30 2013
0.5
Version: 0.80
Why the hell it needs to install Java!? I'd rather pay for native app. :(
Tubo
Tubo
Oct 10 2012
0.78
0.0
Oct 10 2012
0.0
Version: 0.78
Apparently (see website) the requirement 10.6 is wrong: there it is: 10.4.
Harold-H
Harold-H
Dec 12 2011
0.76
5.0
Dec 12 2011
5.0
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.
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Dec 5 2011
0.76
4.5
Dec 5 2011
4.5
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
sattlerreader
sattlerreader
Sep 15 2011
0.74
5.0
Sep 15 2011
5.0
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!!
kburra999
kburra999
Sep 14 2011
0.74
0.0
Sep 14 2011
0.0
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
kburra999
kburra999
Sep 14 2011
0.74
0.0
Sep 14 2011
0.0
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
kburra999
kburra999
Sep 14 2011
0.74
0.0
Sep 14 2011
0.0
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
kburra999
kburra999
Sep 14 2011
0.74
0.0
Sep 14 2011
0.0
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
anonymous-squirrel-4040
anonymous-squirrel-4040
Aug 20 2011
0.74
0.0
Aug 20 2011
0.0
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.
Diaa
Diaa
Aug 20 2011
0.74
5.0
Aug 20 2011
5.0
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.
maxwelltsai1987
maxwelltsai1987
Jun 13 2011
0.73
5.0
Jun 13 2011
5.0
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.
DNG
DNG
Jun 12 2011
0.73
0.0
Jun 12 2011
0.0
Version: 0.73
after download ialertu on my macpro the app fails to open. Any suggestions? thanks
NoriMori
NoriMori
Apr 13 2011
0.71
0.5
Apr 13 2011
0.5
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.
Magnus1108
Magnus1108
Feb 4 2011
0.69
1.0
Feb 4 2011
1.0
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..
Culture-Of-One
Culture-Of-One
Oct 12 2010
0.68
0.0
Oct 12 2010
0.0
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?
Cgc
Cgc
Oct 4 2010
0.67
0.0
Oct 4 2010
0.0
Version: 0.67
Great screenshot...a ninja is stealing your Mac. Easily identifiable unless he doesn't always wear his ninja suit everywhere.
jcraig
jcraig
Oct 4 2010
0.66
1.0
Oct 4 2010
1.0
Version: 0.66
Version 0.66 does indeed now work on OS X 10.5.8!
Dasgimp
Dasgimp
Oct 1 2010
0.65
0.0
Oct 1 2010
0.0
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.
Efm333
Efm333
Sep 30 2010
0.64
5.0
Sep 30 2010
5.0
Version: 0.64
Finally 0.64 and all works perfectly with 10.6.4
jcraig
jcraig
Sep 29 2010
0.64
1.0
Sep 29 2010
1.0
Version: 0.64
Will not launch after auto-updating from version 0.61 to 0.64.
RJC.NJNYC
RJC.NJNYC
Sep 29 2010
0.62
0.0
Sep 29 2010
0.0
Version: 0.62
All I get is version 0.61 from the download link or via the developers website instead of version 0.62
Efm333
Efm333
Sep 29 2010
0.62
5.0
Sep 29 2010
5.0
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
Efm333
Efm333
Sep 29 2010
0.62
5.0
Sep 29 2010
5.0
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
Efm333
Efm333
Sep 29 2010
0.62
5.0
Sep 29 2010
5.0
Version: 0.62
I love this app even if it's still downloading 0.61
Guest
Guest
Jun 1 2010
0.57b
0.0
Jun 1 2010
0.0
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.
Moocan
Moocan
May 31 2010
0.57b
0.0
May 31 2010
0.0
Version: 0.57b
Can someone explain how to reset unarm password before arming. I'm searching but found no info. Many Thanks
N00bix
N00bix
May 16 2010
0.56b
0.0
May 16 2010
0.0
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.
Ferran-g
Ferran-g
Apr 28 2010
0.55b
0.0
Apr 28 2010
0.0
Version: 0.55b
v0.55b doesn't even start on my MBP 15"... I had to revert to previous version, v.0.31b
Drumrobot
Drumrobot
Oct 15 2009
0.29b
0.0
Oct 15 2009
0.0
Version: 0.29b
Great idea. The one problem is that the alarm shuts down seconds after starting...
Emaschietto
Emaschietto
Sep 10 2009
0.29b
0.0
Sep 10 2009
0.0
Version: 0.29b
Perfect software, works perfect in leopard, but in snow leopard, do not. Still closing when start to take pics.
Timad8ter
Timad8ter
Jan 4 2009
0.29b
0.0
Jan 4 2009
0.0
Version: 0.29b
How do you activate it with the apple remote?
Mason1040
Mason1040
Sep 19 2008
0.29b
0.0
Sep 19 2008
0.0
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!!!
Eclecticshadow
Eclecticshadow
Sep 10 2008
0.29b
0.0
Sep 10 2008
0.0
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.
Arvidtp
Arvidtp
May 15 2008
0.29b
0.0
May 15 2008
0.0
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...
Kzx72
Kzx72
Apr 11 2008
0.29b
5.0
Apr 11 2008
5.0
Version: 0.29b
iAlertU? Weird name. And yeah, it works on macbooks.
Blb
Blb
Jan 10 2008
0.29b
0.0
Jan 10 2008
0.0
Version: 0.29b
Cool App! It would be nice to have possibility to run script/automator action on alarm activation and system arming.
Nirsus
Nirsus
Dec 12 2007
0.28b
0.0
Dec 12 2007
0.0
Version: 0.28b
Does this work with MacBooks or not? The description talks about MacBooks but the requirements say MacBook Pro. Please clarify.
Shk747
Shk747
Dec 6 2007
0.27b
5.0
Dec 6 2007
5.0
Version: 0.27b
PERFECT, thank you soo much !
mac
mac
Jul 20 2007
0.24b
5.0
Jul 20 2007
5.0
Version: 0.24b
the best alarm system ever. suggestion: why not add ability to send sms/mms to owner's mobile besides e-mail?
Beatdigger
Beatdigger
Jul 12 2007
0.24b
0.0
Jul 12 2007
0.0
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.
Siliconaddict
Siliconaddict
May 19 2007
0.24b
0.0
May 19 2007
0.0
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.
Cjj
Cjj
May 16 2007
0.24b
5.0
May 16 2007
5.0
Version: 0.24b
Never mind it works now I love it! It is sooo cool!
Cjj
Cjj
May 13 2007
0.24b
5.0
May 13 2007
5.0
Version: 0.24b
I would use it if IT DIDN"T PERMINETLY BLUR UP MY SCREEN ahhhhhhhhh!!! Im so mad
Chrisl5653
Chrisl5653
Feb 7 2007
0.19b
0.0
Feb 7 2007
0.0
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!!!!
David-Daily
David-Daily
Aug 29 2006
0.18
0.0
Aug 29 2006
0.0
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.
Macmania
Macmania
Jul 8 2006
0.16
0.0
Jul 8 2006
0.0
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!
Mark-anderson
Mark-anderson
Jul 4 2006
0.15
0.0
Jul 4 2006
0.0
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.
Krystof-Vasa
Krystof-Vasa
Jun 19 2006
0.13
0.0
Jun 19 2006
0.0
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...
Mark-anderson
Mark-anderson
Jun 6 2006
0.10
0.0
Jun 6 2006
0.0
Version: 0.10
Great idea, cool implementation, horrible icon.
Virtualball
Virtualball
May 8 2006
0.09
0.0
May 8 2006
0.0
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?
Larry2
Larry2
Apr 28 2006
0.07
4.8
Apr 28 2006
4.8
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.
Trompowsky
Trompowsky
Apr 27 2006
0.06
0.0
Apr 27 2006
0.0
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.
Canadian-guilo
Canadian-guilo
Apr 27 2006
0.06
5.0
Apr 27 2006
5.0
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.
mac
mac
Apr 26 2006
0.05b
5.0
Apr 26 2006
5.0
Version: 0.05b
*MADE BY A GENIUS* BTW, what are the demo limitations?
Mdamli
Mdamli
Apr 25 2006
0.04b
0.0
Apr 25 2006
0.0
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.
Dchammer
Dchammer
Apr 20 2006
0.03
0.0
Apr 20 2006
0.0
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.
Bigreddog
Bigreddog
Apr 12 2006
.01
0.0
Apr 12 2006
0.0
Version: .01
This is awsome... i found a use for my remote :)
Timplaster
Timplaster
Apr 12 2006
.01
5.0
Apr 12 2006
5.0
Version: .01
very cool.
Nicecaman
Nicecaman
Apr 11 2006
.01
0.0
Apr 11 2006
0.0
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.
Ads2006
Ads2006
Apr 10 2006
.01
0.0
Apr 10 2006
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Apr 10 2006
.01
0.0
Apr 10 2006
0.0
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?
Guest
Guest
Apr 10 2006
.01
0.0
Apr 10 2006
0.0
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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  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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