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Guardian Angel Alternatives

Guardian Angel is described as 'watches over your Mac, locking it whenever you leave, and automatically unlocking it when you return' and is an app. There are eight alternatives to Guardian Angel for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is BLEUnlock, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Guardian Angel are Near Lock, Bluetooth-Unlock, Tokenlock and Handylock.

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Guardian Angel watches over your Mac, locking it whenever you leave, and automatically unlocking it when you return.

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    BLEUnlock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    14 alternatives to BLEUnlock 

    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.

     BLEUnlock has no features, suggest some!
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    Near Lock

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    14 alternatives to Near Lock 

    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.

     Near Lock has no features, suggest some!
    Discontinued

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

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    Bluetooth-Unlock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    4 alternatives to Bluetooth-Unlock 

    Bluetooth-unlock is a python script that checks for your device periodically to check if you are there and if no connection is found, then your Linux Based Computer locks, then when the device is found it automatically unlock (Does not require you entering your password)

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    Tokenlock

    • Mac
    13 alternatives to Tokenlock 

    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!

     Tokenlock has no features, suggest some!
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    Handylock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    8 alternatives to Handylock 

    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...

     Handylock has no features, suggest some!
    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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    BtProx

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    4 alternatives to BtProx 

    Lock Windows workstation upon disconnection of bluetooth device. The program is able to run user specified commands on device connection and …

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    Umwelt

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    4 alternatives to Umwelt 

    Allows to lock/unlock your Windows PC from your Android smartwatch or phone with Bluetooth proximity or the fingerprint reader. Also warns you if someone is stealing the laptop. The Mac version has less functionality but works with any BtLe device.

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    Airlock

    • Mac
    13 alternatives to Airlock 

    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?

     Airlock has no features, suggest some!
    Discontinued

    Has been discontinued for years

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