Guardian Angel Alternatives

    Guardian Angel is described as 'watches over your Mac, locking it whenever you leave, and automatically unlocking it when you return'. There are eight alternatives to Guardian Angel for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Near Lock. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Bluetooth-Unlock or BLEUnlock. Other great apps like Guardian Angel are Tokenlock (Paid), Airlock (Paid), Umwelt (Free) and BtProx (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2021

      • 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    1. 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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      • 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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      • 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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      • 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?

      Discontinued

      Has been discontinued for years

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      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.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      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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      • 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.

      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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