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 4.64
Fixed a bug with multiple monitors.
Have to lower my initial rating...
Update Mar 18, 2015: I’ve been using this app for many months now. I initially used the bluetooth setting to lock and unlock my computer. It usually works well, but the inconsistent connection strength (no fault of the developer) made me switch to using the USB cable for lock and unlock. Biggest problem for me is that sometimes the computer will lock, and when I plug my phone back in, it won’t unlock! I even try typing in my password, but my password doesn’t unlock it either. I end up having to reboot my Mac, and when it restarts, the app seems to work well until it eventually fails again. Tokenlock is a great app when it works, but I can’t give it 5 stars when it intermittently fails.
I feel sorry for folks who bought Keycard (like myself!). That app just does not work. This one, Tokenlock, works perfectly everytime. It is true that the bluetooth signal fluctuates from the phone, but this app is able to compensate, whereas the other can’t. I often leave my computer running to download things when I’m out, and this app locks my computer and keeps things working in the background. Great job developers! $3 bucks is a great price, too.
Forget about using this while using a blue tooth mouse
I’ve been a Tokenlock user for about a year, and all-in-all, I guess I like using TokenLock since it *does* reliably lock and unlock my computer using bluetooth.
The problem for me is that leaving tokenlock running while using my blutooth mouse makes the mouse almost unuseable. After a few minutes of use the cursor begins to lag, making for an amazingly annoying user experience. I’ve found that by turning off tokenlock *while* i’m at work on my computer solves the problem, and when I get up to go somewhere I just need to turn it back on, provided that I remember that it’s not running,. which I don’t always do.
I’m writing this review *now* because it seems as though the problem is becoming more pronouced with each iteration of the app, and doesn’t appear to be getting ANY better. I’ve tried a couple of other blutooth proximity screenlcok apps, and I’ve found that this is the best one, I just wish that it were better so that I could give it 5 stars like I want to.
Fantastic! Does whjat it says with my iPhone 6+ and Air. The new version of iOS solved all my bluetooth issues - I used to have to toggle bluetooth on the phone off and on, if it got flakey. Seems the problems are with the Phone, not Tokenlock. Sad to see them getting complaints as a result of flakey phones, with the simple fix of toggling bluetooth ont he phone off and on again.
Outside of the basics, TokenLock lets me customize like crazy - some of this is great, though for some I would think there is “too much” customization. TokenLock does allow you to select “simple” mode when you install it shich certainly cuts down on the confusion.