Unlox
Unlox
3.0.4

5.0

Unlox free download for Mac

Unlox3.0.4

19 December 2019

Unlock your Mac with your iOS device (was MacID).

Overview

Note: while this listing is free, the app requires a $3.99 iOS app, which can be found here.

Unlox is a secure, fast way to unlock your Mac harnessing Touch ID for iOS. It works with multiple Macs and intelligently notifies you when you wake your Mac.

With Unlox you’re free to set a longer, more secure password for your Mac without being inconvenienced with typing it in over and over.

What's new in Unlox

Version 3.0.4.2:

I’m really pleased to announce that v3 is finally here. v3 brings a few new features, a few old features, and a few fixes and tweaks
It’s really important to note that v3 is not compatible with v2 due to the huge change in connection procedure, so please make sure you update BOTH apps asap. Unlox v3 is a free update for anyone who has v2
v3 has been the work of about 6 months or so, thank you to everyone for your patience while I worked on this

  • Fixes the missing name bug (finally!) which started in macOS Mojave
  • Since I had to re-write the connection code to fix the bug above, Unlox now requires your device to be "trusted" to connect. This means you might see a system Bluetooth pairing prompt (with some numbers to confirm on your Mac and iOS device). This should fix the issues people were seeing with having to forget and re-add your device over and over
  • Unlox for iOS can now control the volume level of your Mac
  • Unlox for iOS can now start your Mac screensavers again
  • Unlox for macOS can now connect to multiple iOS devices. The number is actually unlimited, but I recommend adding two devices. An iPhone and iPad is a nice combination
  • AutoLock and AutoWake (previously called Proximity Wake) are now configured per-device, so you can turn it on or off for a particular device, or change the trigger to be further away for your iPad, for example
  • Unlox for iOS is now more power-efficient, because it will only advertise itself when in the foreground. That doesn’t stop Unlox for macOS reconnecting to your iOS device while Unlox is in the background, it just means you can’t add a new device without bringing Unlox into the foreground, which is required for discovering the name of your device anyway
  • Small tweaks to some of the alert buttons in the app. For example, instead of the unlock confirmation alert saying "okay", it says "unlock", so you know what confirming actually does
  • Since your Mac can connect to multiple devices, confirmation alerts on each device are automatically dismissed if your Mac is unlocked either from another device, from Tap to Unlock or just entering your password manually. Same goes for admin password requests
  • Unlox for macOS will now show the number of devices connected in the menu bar, and will also show "!!" if Bluetooth has been turned off or is in some other state other than "on"
  • The above update made it easier to give much better VoiceOver support for the menu bar icon, which will now indicate how many devices are connected and whether Bluetooth is off etc
  • Unlox for macOS
  • "Unlox ready" lock screen notification now shows the number of connected devices
  • Unlox for macOS has a fresher design for the setup flow when adding a device
  • Unlox for macOS will now check if you’ve entered the right password before saving it, and will tell you if you made a mistake
  • Fixes macOS sometimes showing a warning that Unlox needs to be updated to 64-bit architecture. Unlox was actually already 64-bit, but an embedded app Unlox uses to relaunch itself was still 32-bit. I’ve completely removed that embedded app now, Unlox can use alternative methods to relaunch itself
  • Unlox for macOS will add itself to Login Items the first time you set up a device, so Unlox will automatically start when you log in. Previously this was broken and you would have to add Unlox to Login Items yourself
  • Added local logging to Unlox for iOS to help me debug issues. If you experience strange behaviour, please forward on logs from both your Mac and iOS device. As always, logs will never leave your device unless you explicitly share them with me

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How would you rate Unlox app?

10 Reviews of Unlox

Tomq
07 April 2018
Version: 2.0.2

Most helpful

Doesn't work with my 2 MacPros. Automatic unlock (yes; it is selected) works initially, then within a few minutes the auto lock stops working on both Macs. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling: same result. Waiting for support after sending developer 2 emails.
(2)
Tomq
07 April 2018
Version: 2.0.2
Doesn't work with my 2 MacPros. Automatic unlock (yes; it is selected) works initially, then within a few minutes the auto lock stops working on both Macs. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling: same result. Waiting for support after sending developer 2 emails.
(2)
5
anonymous-trout-1840
07 March 2018
Version: 2.0.2
Simply works and well designed. Never crashed here. I wish all app were that polished!
(0)
4.5
VRH
10 May 2017
Version: 1.3.6
Love this app! In combination with the paid iOS app it is highly configurable, enormously convenient, and includes some extremely helpful conveniences. Highly recommended!
(0)
5
Scott-C-H-
03 June 2016
Version: 1.3.4
Works flawlessly. Convenient to be able to unlock my Mac with TouchID.
(0)
5
Johnny-T-Dane
23 February 2016
Version: 1.3.1.3.0
love this app. I have not had any issues at all. I use an iPhone 5s.
(0)
1
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
23 May 2015
Version: 1.2.2
Enormous Promise, Almost No Delivery iPhone 6 on iOS 8.3, Mac Book Pro Retina on Mac OS X 10.10.3 Will not perform basic unlock functions. iPhone app crashes regularly, Mac app does not type in password at login screen. App on phone can reliably lock the screen. App on phone cannot unlock the Mac when communicating with Mac App. App on phone can wake the Mac, that's it. App on Phone does get triggered whenever the SecurityAgent asks for a password. Using any authentication on iPhone does not result in password being typed on Mac to initiate password entry. Multiple re-installs of both Mac app and iPhone app yielded one unlock, then there after no unlocks.
(0)
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5
TCalhau
13 April 2015
Version: 1.1
Has been phenomenal log on my Mac using only the Touch ID from my iPhone! Great Application!
(0)
5
cjred
07 April 2015
Version: 1.1
Work Great! supports multiple macs vie Bluetooth LE. There are some small bugs but otherwise very effective! good job.
(1)
Donmontalvo
06 April 2015
Version: 1.1
"Unlock your Mac with you iOS device." <-- Hmmmmmmm,,,,..... ^^^The kind of grammar that shouts "DON'T GO NEAR IT!"^^^
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5
Cortig
22 January 2015
Version: 1
Works flawlessly on my Mac. Smooth integration.
(2)
Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later

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