Knock – unlock your Mac without a password using your iPhone and Apple Watch
By Knock Software, Inc
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Knock and Apple Watch: a match made in heaven. Knock 2.0 makes unlocking your Mac faster and more secure than ever.
You keep your iPhone with you all the time. Now you can use it as a password. You never even have to open the app— just knock on your phone twice, even when it’s in your pocket, and you're in. And if you have an Apple Watch, you can unlock your Mac right from your wrist.
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.
BEFORE PURCHASING KNOCK, PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR MAC IS COMPATIBLE IN THE SCREENSHOT BELOW.
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What's New in Version 2.0
Introducing Knock 2.0: unlocking your Mac is now faster and more secure than ever.
- Knock and Apple Watch: a match made in heaven. Now you can lock and unlock your Mac from your wrist using your Apple Watch!
- Want extra security? Turn on Touch to Unlock to require Touch ID on your iPhone – or a tap on the Apple Watch on your wrist – to unlock your Mac. It’s all the security of two-factor authentication, but all the convenience of Knock.
- Admin Password Support. Now you can use Knock to install software, unlock System Preferences and more.
- Improvements to Knock's connection speed and stability
Knock is stupid easy to use–and you can use a much more secure pass phrase now that you don’t have to type it. The Touch ID integration adds additional security for a little more hassle (you have to swipe to unlock, tap Touch ID, then finally tap the computer screen on the iOS app to unlock the computer).
I can’t wait to try this with an Apple Watch.
2.0 is great.
I saw these guys win the PDX demolicious cup and since then have been very excited to try their app. I've been using knock for several weeks now and love it. The setup is easy and the app generally works well. I am using a 2012 mbp retina. Knock 2.0 adds TouchID support for when you need extra security!
This is a great app. Works as promised! The knock is a bit hokey. I chose to use Touch ID. I really like the quick way to lock the computer. Only downside of is one iPhone and one computer. I would like to use it with my home computer and my portable. Now it is linked to my laptop.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Apr 22, 2015
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 4.4 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Knock Software, Inc
- ©Knock Software, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, 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 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.