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By Mizage, LLC

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Padlock allows you to lock your Mac by either starting the screensaver or putting the screen to sleep. Each of these locking methods has its own global shortcut, or you can access either from the Padlock menu bar icon.

In addition, Padlock includes a Security Dashboard that will check important locking related security settings and notify you of problems. If a problem is found, the Security Dashboard will help you remedy it.


• Quickly lock your Mac with a keyboard shortcut
• Security Dashboard that provides advice on how to better secure your Mac
• Monitors your security settings so you always know your Mac is secure
• Two different ways to lock your Mac

What's New in Version 1.2

• Fix for crash on OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
• Improved Security Dashboard and "Help Me Fix It" buttons.
• Improved with retina graphics.
• Improved to no longer trigger dedicated graphics processor.


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Customer Reviews

Still Has Bugs

I used it before the update for El Capitan and loved it. It was just there and it worked. But with 1.2 and auto-start during log-in, there are problems. First, it opens with a persistent Preferences box that shows up for an instant whenever I change from desktop to desktop, which is very frequently. The only way to get rid of it is to use the menu to open the (already sort-of open) Padlock Preferences box. If I then click on the red button to close the Preference box, all is well until I reboot, which is becoming almost a daily happening for reasons unrelated to Padlock. However, if I click on the “Quit” button on the Preferences box, the result is not a quitting of the Preferences, but a shutting down of the application.

Right now, it’s just too much of a hassle vs. moving the cursor to a corner.

Yay! El Capitan support!!!

Padlock is a great little utility that helps quickly lock your Mac. There are other ways of getting a menu bar item that can assist in this as well (such as the option hidden away in Keychain Access’s preferences). But Padlock gives you configurable hotkeys to lock the system… something the others dont have. Its great to be able to quickly press the hotkey combination and walk away knowing that my Mac is secure. No fussing with the screen saver or putting the Mac to sleep.

It took Mizage a little while to provide El Capitan support, but it is finally here. That was a painful 3 month wait. :) Thanks for continuing to maintain Padlock!

Awesome app, worth the purchase.

Quick and simple way to lock your system when walking away. And now that it has El Capitan support, even better. Yay!

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  • $1.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 1.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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