2015

Free For A Limited Time: MacID. Unlock Your Mac Using Touch ID

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If you want to unlock your Mac using your iOS device’s Touch ID, there’s an app for that. It’s called MacID and it’s now free for a limited time. The iOS app is available on the iTunes App Store, but it won’t work by itself. It needs an OS X companion app with you can download here.

MacID requires a Mac with Bluetooth LE and running OS X Yosemite, and IOS device with Bluetooth LE running iOS 8.

Features:

  • MacID works with multiple Macs at once.
  • Unlock your Mac using Touch ID or your device passcode.
  • Interactive notifications – you don’t even have to unlock your iOS device.
  • Control your Mac’s audio; works with iTunes & Spotify!
  • Manually lock your Mac remotely.
  • Auto-lock when you’re away from your Mac.
  • Proximity waking when returning to your Mac.
  • Notification Center widget; unlock your Mac from anywhere on your iOS device.
  • Share clipboard text between your Mac and iOS device.
  • Choose between MacID’s standard colours or a more high-contrast UI.
  • Full iPad support with split-screen display.
  • Authorise with Touch ID for tasks like moving protected files to the Trash on your Mac.

Macs that support Bluetooth LE:

  • MacBook Air from 2011 & newer
  • MacBook Pro from 2012 & newer
  • iMac from 2012 & newer
  • Mac Mini from 2011 & newer
  • Mac Pro from 2013 & newer