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Bluetooth Unlock Alternatives

Bluetooth Unlock is described as 'Lock and unlock your screen when an associated bluetooth device, like your phone, goes out and back into range' and is an app. There are nine alternatives to Bluetooth Unlock 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 Bluetooth Unlock are Near Lock, MacID, Predator and USB Lock.

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  • Mac

Lock and unlock your screen when an associated bluetooth device, like your phone, goes out and back into range.

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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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  2. Near Lock icon

    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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  3. MacID icon

    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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  5. USB Lock icon

    USB Lock

    • Mac

    Lock and unlock your screen with a usb storage device.

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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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  7. BLEUnlock icon

    BLEUnlock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    BLEUnlock is a small menu bar utility that locks and unlocks your Mac with your iPhone, Apple Watch, or any other Bluetooth Low Energy devices.

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    Airlock

    • Mac

    Airlock 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?

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    Discontinued

    Has been discontinued for years

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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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