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 4.67
Bugfixes for El Capitan and a memory leak.
This is not a new idea, but this is by far the best implementation of it on a mac. I use it with an iPhone for screen locking with a screen saver and to lower my system volume when I walk away. You may have to tweak the bluetooth timing settings to get precisely the response you are looking for. The developer keeps it updated and the help pages are very extensive with easy to follow directions to accomplish what you want. Keep it up devs, I’ve recommended this to a lot of people.
It does exactly what it should. Locks when I leave, unlocks when I get home. The only issue I ever have is when, for some reason, it thinks the blue tooth is off (or loses it’s connection) and locks the iMac in the middle of something. BUT, that is very rare, so really isn’t a big problem.
If you are looking for a simple app to lock your mac when you leave it and unlock when you get back, this is it. :)
Peace of mind
I use this with my ubikey, which I got primarily for second factor authentification for Lastpass. But I can use the ubikey to lock and unlock my computer with TokenLock as well. Once it’s set up, TockenLock unlocks my computer from the sleep screen just by inserting the ubikey, and locks it when I remove it. Super simple. It has the added benfit that it’s harder to forget my keys somewhere.