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Proximity Alternatives

Proximity is described as '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' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Proximity for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The best alternative is USB Raptor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Proximity are Near Lock, MacID, Predator and Bluetooth Unlock.

This page was last updated Jan 20, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux

Proximity monitors the proximity of your mobile phone or other bluetooth device and executes custom AppleScripts when the...

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    USB Raptor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Lock and unlock your computer using USB flash drives as keys.

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    Near Lock

    • 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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    Requires an iOS app, rather than working for any bluetooth device.

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    MacID

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    Unlock your Mac with just your fingerprint, passcode, or wrist – without even unlocking your iOS device.

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    Predator

    • 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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    Bluetooth Unlock

    • Mac

    Lock and unlock your screen when an associated bluetooth device, like your phone, goes out and back into range.

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    BLEUnlock

    • 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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    Airlock

    • 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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    Rohos Logon Key

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

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    USB Lock

    • Mac

    Lock and unlock your screen with a usb storage device.

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    Tokenlock

    • 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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