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    Near Lock Alternatives

    Near Lock is described as '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' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Near Lock 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 Near Lock are VSUsbLogon, MacID, Tokenlock and Guardian Angel.

    This page was last updated Jan 20, 2021
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    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...
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    1. Lock and unlock your computer using USB flash drives as keys.
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      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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      Unlock your Mac with just your fingerprint, passcode, or wrist – without even unlocking your iOS device.
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      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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      Guardian Angel watches over your Mac, locking it whenever you leave, and automatically unlocking it when you return.


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      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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      Lock and unlock your screen with a usb storage device.
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      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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      Unlox is a beautiful redesign of MacID - the original and best app for unlocking your Mac with your fingerprint, wrist, and now your face.
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      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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      The last commit to the GitHub repo was made on March 22nd, 2014.

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