Knock – unlock your Mac without a password using your iPhone
By Knock Software, Inc
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Faster and safer than typing a password, for iOS and Mac.
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.
BEFORE PURCHASING KNOCK, PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR MAC IS COMPATIBLE IN THE SCREENSHOT BELOW.
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What's New in Version 1.1
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus compatibility
- You can now lock your Mac with Knock. Just tap on your computer in the app, and it locks!
- Fixed a bug that could cause Knock to crash and become unresponsive
- Knock is now better at detecting knocks when it is lying flat
- Fixed a bug that could cause Knock to never get beyond the Bluetooth permission screen on iOS 8
- Reliability improvements
It works perfectly, it’s very simple and minimalist to lock and unlock the Mac. I’m using it on a MacBook Pro (mid 2014) and an iPod Touch 5th Gen. I hope see in a near future the possibility to turn on my screen and unlock the computer just knocking my iPod. And replace the passwords that we use to log in into websites or applications, that would be very interesting.
The App is really good. Congrats to developers! I won't give 5 five stars because of:
1- the installation process was a mess. But I got it to work.
2- It won't unlock from Black Screen, which I would find an incredible feature.
3- I know this might be against the app itself, but knocking on your phone is kind of "weird". Besides, I have the feeling that, by knocking on my phone, I'd be either creating a dent on the back of the phone or break the glass by knocking on the front. It might be my first impression, but I really don't like doing this right now.
4- Last, but not least, I don't find it safe at all.. I rather have an App that uses TouchID for it...
I don't regret the purchase, I want to see how I'm going to get along with it, but I'm not convinced either...
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. There is infrequent connectivity issues that make this review 4 instead of 5 stars. I am using a 2012 mbp retina.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Dec 07, 2014
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 1.6 MB
- 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.