By MapPin Software
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Professional Grade Bluetooth/USB/HotKey locking and unlocking for your Mac... with tons of options that "blow away the competition".
TokenLock monitors your phone, any bluetooth device, any USB device or your Apple IR Remote. When they are disconnected or out of range it locks your Mac. It can also unlock your Mac when they are reconnected or come back in range.
Unlike competitors, TokenLock can also unlock your screen saver or automatically enter your password when your Mac wakes from sleep - so long as your device is connected or in range.
Other features not available anywhere else:
Run any App, Shell script or AppleScript when locking or unlocking. The possibilities are limitless - log out of your IM client. Stop music playback. Send yourself a message and more.
Safe Networks: Avoid locking on certain WiFi networks
Sleep Aware: When TokenLock is locked it can allow both Screen Saver and sleeping.
Customizable lock screens, messages and backgrounds.
Check device serial numbers for lock/unlock.
Active checking when starting up to make sure the device is present, otherwise lock the computer.
USB Grace period gives you time to quickly swap USB ports if necessary.
Relock will re-lock if someone manually unlocked your computer without inserting the USB device.
Different check interval for battery or AC modes.
Adjustable timeout for finding the bluetooth device.
Adjustable number of connection attempts.
Stealth mode: Completely hide Tokenlock and it's Menu Bar icon.
Option to have TokenLock confirm locking when clicking the Dock Icon.
Warning beep (adjustable volume) when Bluetooth device is not in range, before locking.
USB device insertion/removal sounds (adjustable volume)
Unlock/Lock chirps (adjustable volume)
USB: You can tell it to monitor almost any USB device, such as a hard token like YubiKey, a removable flash drive or any other USB device for that matter. Whenever the device is disconnected it will immediately lock your computer.
Bluetooth: Tokenlock can monitor any Bluetooth device to check if it is removed from range, such as your cellphone or a headset. Token lock checks periodically based on a schedule you choose to see if the Bluetooth device can still be seen. You can set different schedules based on whether or not your computer is plugged into power or is simply on battery to conserve battery power. The device does not have to be paired with your computer, allowing you to use just about any Bluetooth device - not just those that the computer supports.
In addition, you can easily lock your computer manually using the TokenLock menu. Tokenlock can be set to required a password to change settings or to quit the app, further securing your system.
What's New in Version 4.68
It works great - When it works. But it usually works.
So I’ve been using this for a while; I’ve had pretty good luck with it. I’m using it with USB now, but I had it setup with bluetooth, and it worked great usually; It would unlock and stay unlocked until I walked away. Sometimes it would go on the fritz, and I’d have to re-pair the bluetooth device; I think I eventually stopped using it because of that. But USB is actually more like a key, and I like it. I’ve had some issues with bluetooth, so one star goes away, but otherwise this is a complex and well designed program that does just what it says. There’s some user fiddiling if you want to get the best out of it - like Bluetooth range adjusting - but I’d rather have those fine-tuing options than not, and I applaud the developers for giving us as much control as possible.
The TLDR: Works great, occasion hiccups that are solvable with 10 minutes of time, ever wanted a key to unlock your mac like you start up your car? This is it; just come in range or plug in your ‘key’ ( could be your iPhone or some USB device ) and your mac’s unlocked until you leave again, taking your bluetooth device or USB ‘key’ with you. It’s great in an office, just practice setting it up at home first ;)
Works well, truly useful, stable
Does what it says it does, does it well. I use a very complex password and it is so nice to use this app instead of keying it in. Saves a lot of time and worry. It also gives me peace of mind that, in an emergency, my wife could get into my computer just by using my token. I’ve tried other similar apps before this one and they were worse than useless, but this one is GREAT.
Consistently having problems and support won’t respond to you
I’ve tried the free HandyLock before with great success and minor issues. So I thought this one looked professional and worth buying.
Turned out it is not. I’ve been using Bluetooth lock for quite a while and the app keeps locking my laptop even I didn’t move my phone.
Also, the minimal bluetooth check interval is 7s and the bluetooth timeout has to be >5s which is not satisfactory for my needs.
I’ve contacted their support email address with no response for several days. I wish I could get a refund.