iAlertU
iAlertU
0.80

4.0

iAlertU free download for Mac

iAlertU

0.80
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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Efm333
30 September 2010

Most helpful

Finally 0.64 and all works perfectly with 10.6.4
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Version 0.64
Uniquepito
30 June 2013
Why the hell it needs to install Java!? I'd rather pay for native app. :(
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Version 0.80
1 answer(s)
pkclSoft
pkclSoft
04 June 2015
It uses Java under the covers so that it isn't dependent on the normal email account setup that might be compromised by a thief. The idea is to separate the tool (iAlertU) from problems that might be caused by the user's email settings elsewhere.
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Tubo
10 October 2012
Apparently (see website) the requirement 10.6 is wrong: there it is: 10.4.
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Version 0.78
2 answer(s)
Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
10 October 2012
This SourceForge page indicates 10.5.8 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ialertu/). Where are you seeing 10.4?
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Tubo
Tubo
10 October 2012
http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net/project/ialertu/ReadMe_0.78.pdf -> iAlertU The alarm system for your Mac © Randy Green iAlertU v0.78 sourceforge.net/projects/ialertu Release Notes Welcome! iAlertU is a utility that turns your MacBook into a motion sensitive remote controlled alarm system System requirements: MacBook or MacBook Pro, OS X 10.4 or higher, Quicktime 7.1.3 or higher, and a valid email account to use iAlertU's email functionality. iAlertU may now work on other Macs but has not been tested. ...
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Harold-H
12 December 2011
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.
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Version 0.76
THEE:LEE
05 December 2011
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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Version 0.76
sattlerreader
15 September 2011
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!!
Like (3)
Version 0.74
1 answer(s)
Noivad
Noivad
09 April 2013
Does sneaking up and holding down the power button to do a forced shutdown disable it?
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kburra999
14 September 2011
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
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Version 0.74
kburra999
14 September 2011
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
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Version 0.74
kburra999
14 September 2011
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
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Version 0.74
kburra999
14 September 2011
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
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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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Version 0.74
1 answer(s)
anonymous-squirrel-4040
anonymous-squirrel-4040
21 August 2011
Got email alert going, so disregard above (users should be able to remove posts here). Deselected SSL and used port 587. Funny thing is, tho, that I tried that combo yesterday with no results. I did a slew of maintenance on the mac yesterday, so it's possible that a combination of factors helped, but the point is email alert is working and all seems well.
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4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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