Keycard Is A Brilliant, Simple Way To Keep Your Mac Secure When Unattended

Keycard is a Mac application that locks your computer when you walk away, and unlocks it again when you return, just by pairing with your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth.

Why You Need It

Whether you’re using a Mac that never leaves the desk (iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro), or a MacBook that moves around, you’ve undoubtedly got up and walked away from it at some point, without putting it to sleep or waiting for your password-protected screen saver to activate. Whether you’re in a crowded office environment, have guests over to your house, or you’re in some other public place, you don’t want anyone using your computer or having access to your files. Keycard locks your Mac when you walk away to prevent unauthorized use.

How Does It Work

The app, which runs on your Mac, pairs with your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth, and recognizes when you’re not within range. When you walk away, the app locks your computer. When you return, it unlocks automatically. The simple and brilliant part is just that: set it up and forget about it.

How Do You Get It

Keycard is available in the Mac App Store (link) for an introductory price of $6.99. It’ll soon go to full price: $8.99. No app is required for your iOS or Android device.

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