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Airlock Alternatives

Airlock is described as 'allows your Mac to lock itself, plain and simple. Using your iPhone, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and a smidgen of pixie dust, Airlock determines whether you're near your computer. When you leave the room - poof! - your Mac locks itself. “And when I come back?' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Airlock for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The best alternative is USB Raptor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Airlock are Near Lock, VSUsbLogon, MacID and Predator.

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  • Mac

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    USB Raptor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Lock and unlock your computer using USB flash drives as keys.

    ⚫︎ PortableUSB Raptor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Lock file settings
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    Near Lock

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    Near Lock is an app that turns your iPhone into a personal key for your Mac. When you walk away from your Mac, it will be automaticallylocked. Once you approach your workplace again, Near Lock will unlock your Mac.

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    Discontinued

    Not compatible with MacOS Catalina. The developer promised an update, but never delivered.

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    VSUsbLogon

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    VSUsbLogon allows to login Windows in a secure way via USB device, replacing the password based Windows login. You don’t need to remember and type your Windows password (but your system is still password protected).

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    MacID

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    Unlock your Mac with just your fingerprint, passcode, or wrist – without even unlocking your iOS device.

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    Predator

    • Windows

    PREDATOR locks your PC when you are away, even if your Windows session is still opened. It uses a regular USB flash drive as an access control device, and works as follows: You insert the USB drive; you run PREDATOR (autostart with Windows is possible)

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  6. Rohos Logon Key icon

    Rohos Logon Key

    • Mac
    • Windows

    PC: Two-factor authentication solution that converts any USB drive or Bluetooth smart device into a security token for your computer and allows to access Windows in a secure way by this token, replacing the Windows login.

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    Tokenlock

    • Mac

    TokenLock - The ultimate Mac Locking App. Automatically Lock your computer using USB, Bluetooth (iPhone) Proximity or your Apple Remote, from the menu, by clicking the icon or using a Hotkey. Check out www.map-pin.com for demos and more info!

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  8. USB Lock icon

    USB Lock

    • Mac

    Lock and unlock your screen with a usb storage device.

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    Handylock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer developed. Last version, 1.2.10, released in June 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Proximity

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Proximity monitors the proximity of your mobile phone or other bluetooth device and executes custom AppleScripts when the device goes out of range or comes into range of your computer.

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    Discontinued

    The last commit to the GitHub repo was made on March 22nd, 2014.

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