Padlock
Padlock
1.2

3.5

Padlock free download for Mac

Padlock

1.2
30 December 2015

Quickly lock your Mac.

Overview

Padlock allows you to lock your Mac by either starting the screensaver or putting the screen to sleep. Each of these locking methods has its own global shortcut, or you can access either from the Padlock menu bar icon.

In addition, Padlock includes a Security Dashboard that will check important locking related security settings and notify you of problems. If a problem is found, the Security Dashboard will help you remedy it.

Features
  • Quickly lock your Mac with a keyboard shortcut
  • Security Dashboard that provides advice on how to better secure your Mac
  • Monitors your security settings so you always know your Mac is secure
  • Two different ways of locking your Mac

What's new in Padlock

Version 1.2:
  • Fix for crash on OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Improved Security Dashboard and "Help Me Fix It" buttons
  • Improved with retina graphics
  • Improved to no longer trigger dedicated graphics processor

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2 Padlock Reviews

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timgrantham
09 June 2012

Most helpful

ctrl + shift + eject Say no more! Nice looking app though, but $2.99 for something already built into Lion....
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Version 1.1.2
Fightingcat
30 December 2015
Hm.... Step 1: Open System Preferences of OS X, select "Desktop & Screensaver" settings, switch to the "Screensaver" tab and click on the button "Active Corners". Now select one of 4 corners who you like to activate the screensaver and select "Screensaver on" or the hibernation for the monitor. Step 2: Open "Security" in the preferences, mark "Password needed" and setup the delay time who you prefer, like immediately or after 5 Mins. That's it. From now you can switch in your preferred corner to let lock your system. This trick is also working perfectly for closed monitors from your laptop. No idea why to buy this software. For free it's nice and a interesting helper, but from system side it's available for years without any more shortcuts.
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Mizage-Sales
Mizage-Sales
30 December 2015
Hotcorners don't always work over VNC, Remote Desktop, TeamViewer, etc. I personally use the "Sleep Screen" option (not available via Hotcorners) to make sure my display at work (via Remote Desktop) turns off and saves power after I'm done.
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timgrantham
09 June 2012
ctrl + shift + eject Say no more! Nice looking app though, but $2.99 for something already built into Lion....
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Version 1.1.2
2 answer(s)
Mizage-Apps
Mizage-Apps
10 June 2012
Indeed "ctrl + shift + eject" will put the screen to sleep, but it's useless if you don't have your system setup to be secure. Padlock has a built in security audio to inform you of badly configured security settings and provide steps for fixing it.
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Mizage-Apps
Mizage-Apps
18 June 2012
Also, I just noticed the MacBook Air and new MacBook Pro Retina don't even have an eject key, so "ctrl + shift + eject" isn't even an option anymore.
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