Lock Screen
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Lock and unlock your computer screen.   Commercial ($1.99)
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Lock Screen imitates an iOS protection function and introduces a new way to lock and unlock your Mac's screen.

Video Review : http://bit.ly/lockscreen

Features
  • Instant Lock - No matter what application you're using, you can simply press Command+L button to lock your screen instantly.
  • Slide to Unlock - Just slide your finger on keyboard to unlock. Don't waste your time to type a long password and click enter.
  • Passpattern - The next generation of password is here. Passpattern give you an easy and secure way to lock the screen.
  • Beautiful Lock Screen UI -
What's New
Version 2.0.3:
  • Fixed problem that user can't unlock their computers after sleep when upgrade to Lion.
  • Fixed huge memory usage after lock screen multiple times.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Lock Screen User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(5)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
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Andrew-Scott commented on 21 Sep 2011
I am quite unimpressed with this developers update approach.

I bought LockScreen when it came out and stopped using it after only a week or two. It was unreliable when trying to unlock, sometimes failing to recognise the pass pattern.

Now I see there is a new version in the Mac App Store but no upgrade path. In fact "LockScreen" is no longer available and there is a 'new' app called "LockScreen 2". Sure, it's only a couple of bucks but it's also been a scant three months since the first version that, in my experience, didn't work properly.
[Version 2.0.3]


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+23
RJphotovideo commented on 19 Jul 2011
You can do this for free by using Keychain Access. Open Keychain Access (in your Utilities Folder, which is in your Applications folder), and go to preferences. Check the box for Show Status in Menu Bar. You will now see a Padlock in your Menu Bar, click and hold, you will now see a Lock Screen option, select and release. Your screen will now lock, and will need your computer password to open.
[Version 2.0.2]

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Grumpytico replied on 26 Jul 2011
Even easier - set your computer to prompt for password when waking screensaver. Set one corner as hot spot for starting screensaver and place the cursor there every time you want to lock your machine.
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Tomq replied on 04 Apr 2014
These solutions do not work if you do not use a password for the computer. I need an independent program within which I can set a separate password.
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Grumpytico replied on 04 Apr 2014
So you don't want to have a computer password but are willing to have a 3rd party app lock your computer with a password? Not sure I follow.
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Tomq replied on 06 Apr 2014
Correct. I do not want a permanent computer password since I rarely need a password and it is extremely inconvenient to be forced to use a computer password a zillion times for authentications. LockScreen2 works great for me for the few times I want to lock the screen.
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+1

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JackFinch reviewed on 12 Jul 2011
Great program. I was lucky to get it for free when it was first launched at the App Store :)
[Version 2.0.1]


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-1

motorxrulez98 reviewed on 02 Jul 2011
This is awesome! Just like my iPad.
[Version 2]


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-1

nuvola-86 reviewed on 28 Jun 2011
very good idea. like my iPhone.
version 1 has some bugs. this 2° version is perfect.
[Version 2]


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-1

-1

TRON123 reviewed on 02 May 2011
Good idea! It can set password for those who want some security.
[Version 1.0]


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+1

-1
MacBunny commented on 02 May 2011
Interesting idea, but not so useful if anyone can just unlock your Mac! Also accidental unlocking may occur if cleaning the keyboard!
[Version 1.0]


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-1
MacBunny had trouble on 02 May 2011
Interesting idea, but not so useful if anyone can just unlock your Mac! Also accidental unlocking may occur if cleaning the keyboard!
[Version 1.0]



bobobobo17070 rated on 18 Apr 2013

[Version 2.0.3]



angelowales79 rated on 30 Sep 2011

[Version 2.0.3]



jwilson962 rated on 29 Sep 2011

[Version 2.0.3]



+3

chrs944 rated on 26 Sep 2011

[Version 2.0.3]



budaim rated on 28 Jun 2011

[Version 2]


Downloads:8,937
Version Downloads:5,789
Type:Utilities : System
License:Commercial
Date:25 Jul 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $1.99
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Lock Screen imitates an iOS protection function and introduces a new way to lock and unlock your Mac's screen.

Video Review : http://bit.ly/lockscreen

Features
  • Instant Lock - No matter what application you're using, you can simply press Command+L button to lock your screen instantly.
  • Slide to Unlock - Just slide your finger on keyboard to unlock. Don't waste your time to type a long password and click enter.
  • Passpattern - The next generation of password is here. Passpattern give you an easy and secure way to lock the screen.
  • Beautiful Lock Screen UI - Various settings
Custom Backgrounds, Automatic Sleep, Lock On Startup, Lock When Launch etc.


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