handyLock is an application that locks your Mac screen when you move away from it. This way your Mac is safe and secured from unauthorized access. This is very convenient if you want to prevent access by kids, co-workers or others when you slip away to grab a coffee, a drink or take a bio break. It accomplishes this by pairing a Bluetooth device like your iPhone with your Mac and sensing when this device is getting out of range. As a result your screen will be locked until you move back in range of your Mac. At that point it will unlock on its own. You don't have an iPhone? No problem. If you have a Bluetooth enabled Blackberry, iPad, iPod, it will also work.
What is new in this release:
- Minor bug fixes
- Changed expiry date to June 2016
What is new in version 188.8.131.52:
-Added a check in the helper in case a user goes playing in the archive and start the helper without setting a password.
-Added an option to use the OSX Login Window instead of the custom lock screen. The side effect is that handyLock will not be able to automatically unlock your Mac when you get close. instead you will need to login using your account password. This can be handy in case you share you mac between many users or simply want to manually unlock it when you get near.
-Added an option to set the number of seconds before the screen will lock when you BT device get out of range. This can help reduce false positive in case something is disrupting the BT signal and cause the device to have moved out of range.