Airlock
Airlock
1.5b1

3.6

Airlock free download for Mac

Airlock1.5b1

27 July 2010

Auto-lock your Mac when your iPhone/iPod Touch goes out of range.

Overview

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 in Airlock

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

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How would you rate Airlock app?

19 Reviews of Airlock

Xco
01 December 2009
Version: 1.0

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Nice idea. But after 20 minutes of trying, still can't get it to work as advertised. I am running 10.6.2 on a 2008 Intel MacBook Pro.
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-M-S-
23 June 2011
Version: 1.5b1
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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0.5
mbriney
24 January 2011
Version: 1.5b1
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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niewiesznic-1
18 January 2011
Version: 1.5b1
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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5
Section8
22 April 2010
Version: 1.0.1
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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Frankns
17 December 2009
Version: 1.0.1
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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Blueillusion
12 December 2009
Version: 1.0.1
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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kkereta
10 December 2009
Version: 1.0
great, add an option to lock the screen when going outside of the wireless network :)
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Michaelfuchs
10 December 2009
Version: 1.0
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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Kompost
07 December 2009
Version: 1.0
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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Frankns
03 December 2009
Version: 1.0
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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Sucrerat
03 December 2009
Version: 1.0
Works fine with my iPhone 3G and Macbook Pro. Very useful in my work. The price is right.
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Xco
01 December 2009
Version: 1.0
Nice idea. But after 20 minutes of trying, still can't get it to work as advertised. I am running 10.6.2 on a 2008 Intel MacBook Pro.
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2composers
01 December 2009
Version: 1.0
After attempting to install it under System Preferences by double-clicking the icon, it asks for the authorization, seems to work, but then the notification box reads: "An error occurred while installing Airlock." What gives? Working on a MacBook Pro 10.6.2 and iPhone 3G; both devices have Bluetooth switched on, and are next to each other.
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Mindlessmuppet
01 December 2009
Version: 1.0
The application seems like a great idea, but it doesn't seem to want to work w/ my iPhone 3GS. I try to select my iPhone with the necessary bluetooth window open on my phone and it never finds it. I'm sure the application might work, but there seems to be some kinks to be worked out it seems. Great idea though.
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Jic
01 December 2009
Version: 1.0
A clever utility, it worked very well for me. Note that this solution is the only Bluetooth device that I have attached to my MacBook Pro. I don't know what will happen if you have more of them, like a mouse or a keyboard, for example.
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Thmweb
01 December 2009
Version: 1.0
Looks like there are problems with the wireless Mighty Mouse. The Mac looses connection again and again. It connects after a couple again without I have to do anything. But this a no-go for me!
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Gryffin
01 December 2009
Version: 1.0
Does exactly what it says on the tin! Been testing it for less than an hour so far, but I have a feeling I'll be paying for it before the day is over. Well done!
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Pmcarrion
01 December 2009
Version: 1.0
Not ready for prime time. Will not unlock the computer automatically.
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Wentworth3
01 December 2009
Version: 1.0
Bought this sucker! In record time between installing the demo and trying out. I am working in a cubefarm at the moment and this is just what I was looking for to automagically lock my computer when I walk away.
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