Knock – unlock your Mac without a password using your iPhone
By Knock Software, Inc
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Knock to unlock. Faster and safer than typing a password, for iOS and Mac.
PLEASE CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR MAC IS COMPATIBLE BEFORE PURCHASING. Compatible Macs are listed in the screenshot below.
You keep your iPhone with you all the time. Now you can use it as a password. You never have to open the app— just knock on your phone twice, even when it’s in your pocket, and you're in.
Using Knock won't drain your iPhone's battery, even if you use it all day every day. Knock securely communicates with your Mac using Bluetooth Low Energy, a new technology that draws very little power.
Knock works with any Mac that supports Bluetooth 4.0. Have a question? Email us at email@example.com and we'll get back to you within a day.
What's New in Version 1.0.3
- New app icon
- Knock shows which Mac and account you are paired with
- Fixed an issue that could cause Knock to never pair
Way Too Sensitive
I have been using this for a month or so and have a real problem. It is simply way too sensitive, the slightest job or knock on your iPhone will unlock my Macbook sometimes which is obviously a security issue. They need to make it a more deliberate action say, four knocks or have some kind of sensitivity setting to control unlocking. I would also like a facility where it could only be open by having the app open and in the foreground on my iPhone not just running.
Its a fantastic idea and they are nearly there with this app, other than the comment above I really like it and is recommended.
Using this on an unsupported Mac with a Bluetooth 4 dongle & it's working great!! Purchased as a gimmick but actually found it both practical and very convenient !
Not had any trouble so far although I noticed that tapping my phone on side near the volume buttons produces the best results!
Just got this off the back of the fastco review, infact I didn’t read the review, watched the video, sold. Bought it, like it, it’s cool, it’s slick, but think a way forward could be customisable knocks, or say 4 knocks like the other review mentions. Also, it would be cool to lock the mac with it too
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: 24 December 2013
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 1.9 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Knock Software, Inc
- ©Knock Software, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.