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 Handylock. Other great apps like Guardian Angel are Tokenlock (Paid), BtProx (Free Personal), Airlock (Paid) and Umwelt (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 20, 2021

    • 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.
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      Discontinued

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

      • Free Personal
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
    • 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...
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux


    • TokenLock - The ultimate Mac Locking App.
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      • 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.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
    • 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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      • Free Personal
      • Windows
    • Airlock allows your Mac to lock itself, plain and simple.
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      Discontinued

      Has been discontinued for years

      • Mac
    • 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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      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • Lock/unlock your Mac with your iPhone, Apple Watch, or any other Bluetooth LE devices.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac