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Keycard

By Appuous Inc.

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Description

Keycard is undoubtedly the easiest way to keep your Mac secure when you're not around.

Using Bluetooth®, Keycard locks your Mac using your iOS device when it detects you are leaving your computer. When you come back, it unlocks it for you. Leaving your desk for 10 minutes? Grabbing a coffee in the library? Take your iPhone or other iOS device with you and it can serve as your own personal “Keycard.”

What's New in Version 1.2

-The lock screen now behaves better when a full screen app is up and Keycard locks.
-Keycard now locks when you power down your phone or turn Bluetooth off on your phone.
-Control the sensitivity of Keycard via a new sensitivity control in settings screen.
-Various bugs and memory leaks fixed.
-Various UI tweaks.

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Customer Reviews

Great looking, works well but has flaws.

This App works very well compared to some others out there, has a great user interface and the bluetooth sensitivity is brilliant but sadly has a serious flaw: it disables your screensaver/screen sleep option so unless you turn the App off when leaving the computer for an extended period you risk damaging your screen because when activated the locked screen sits there and will cause your screen to burn.

That being said I know the developers are looking to resolve this issue as well as add further options for the release of version 1.3. Sadly I have no idea of when this release will take place as I was only told, today, that it would be in the 'upcoming weeks'. If I am honest I think the £5 cost is unreasonable for the product as it currently stands. When I purchased it I had expected a much more robust App but am satisfied that the development team are being proactive and from other reviews it would appear that they are continually tweeking and expanding the program.

Great - thank you!

I've previously reviewed two different versions of this app with varying positivity and the last review not being very complimentary at all. However, I've just upgraded to version 1.2 and all my prayers have been answered.

Both of my biggest two gripes, the fact I couldn't control the bluetooth sensitivity and also that the 'lock' screen showed my desktop have been addressed in this version and I am now running with what I would classify as the 'complete' app.

Well done to the developers for listening and persevering on this - great job!

Disappointed, It made my system unresponsive on many occasions

I love the idea of this software but there are lots of bugs needing to be fixed before this can be considered a finish product, I have a MacBook Pro retina with 16GB of Ram from the moment I installed this software it seemed to affect the whole OS's performance, when it locked it would freeze, it was super frustrating. Even after I deleted the program it seem to leave a perminant glich that eventually worked itself out. I can't say exactly what caused it but it was definately related to this software. I'm keen to see an update to resolve these bugs. Saying all of this I would still give this app another chance prehaps when a future update is released.

Keycard
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  • £6.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 4.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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