A seamless solution for the Mac which uses Bluetooth to lock your screen automatically when you are away and unlock it when you get back
The application is designed for users who want to secure their Macbook or iMac when leaving for just a couple of minutes to get some coffee, answer the door and what not. Keycard offers a seamless solution which requires almost no effort from your part.
When you and your device are at least 10 - 15 feet away from your Mac, the screen will activate Keycard’s lock screen. There are two ways of unlocking your Mac. The first is performed automatically when you’re close enough to your machine and the second is by entering a 4 digit code in the lock screen.
The digit code acts as a fail safe in case your iDevice got stolen, lost or discharged in the meantime. This way, you have a backup solution in the event that something has happened to your mobile device. The code can be changed via the menu bar panel.
Keycard sits on your menu bar and displays a compact panel for configuring all its settings. Moreover, the panel shows what the app is currently doing: searching for devices, displaying the detected devices or the ‘Unlocked” status. It also detects the sensitivity of the connection: low, medium or high.
To conclude, Keycard might be the perfect app for users who seek an automatic solution to lock / unlock their Macs. It uses the common Bluetooth technology to communicate with your device and even offers a backup plan to unlock your screen in case you can’t use your device.
Reviewed by Octav Fedor, last updated on November 22nd, 2013
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What's New in This Release:
- The lock screen now behaves better when a full screen app is up and Keycard locks.
- Keycard now locks when you power down your phone or turn Bluetooth off on your phone.
- Control the sensitivity of Keycard via a new sensitivity control in settings screen.
- Various bugs and memory leaks fixed.
Application descriptionKeycard is a status bar based and streamlined OS X tool designed to automatically lock your Mac once you mov...