MacID Alternatives

    MacID is described as 'Unlock your Mac with just your fingerprint, passcode, or wrist – without even unlocking your iOS device'. There are more than 10 alternatives to MacID 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 MacID are Near Lock (Free Personal), VSUsbLogon (Free), Predator (Paid) and Unlox (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 20, 2021

    1. Lock and unlock your computer using USB flash drives as keys. USB Raptor can lock the system once a specific USB drive is removed from the computer and unlock when the drive is plugged in again to any USB port.
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      • 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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      • 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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      • 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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      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Unlox is a beautiful redesign of MacID - the original and best app for unlocking your Mac with your fingerprint, wrist, and now your face. Re-built in Swift for beauty, speed and reliability, Unlox is fully compatible and optimised for Face ID on iPhone X.
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    2. 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.

      PC: http://www.rohos.
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      • Mac
      Lock and unlock your screen with a usb storage device.
      • 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.

      Discontinued

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

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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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    3. Lock and unlock your screen when an associated bluetooth device, like your phone, goes out and back into range. Screen turns black or displays selected image when locked and optional password text box appears when key pressed or mouse clicked.
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