One easy and inexpensive way to add an extra layer of security to your Mac is with a screensaver that locks the Mac with a password. What’s left? The weather forecast.
Lock Screen, Meet Weather
To be perfectly honest about security, a password protected lock screen screensaver isn’t much protection as secure protection options go.
But it’s better than nothing and it just might be enough to slow down the casual thief or the opportunistic employee.
Locking your Mac before you leave home, leaver your workspace, or close down a MacBook for the day is just common sense.
So is knowing the weather. Lock Screen Plus is one of those clever, uncommon, inexpensive, and remarkably useful utilities which combines security with weather forecasts.
Choose the background image, the date and time format, the lockdown sound, and customize the onscreen lockup text from preferences.
There’s even an option for animating the lock and unlock options (zoom, fade, etc.).
This is a good way to add a little more security to your Mac while you’re away, and give anyone nearby a quick reference for time and weather forecast.
Lock Screen Plus gives you choices for weather source information, and options to unlock the screen using keyboard, trackpad, or mouse, including a password.
The screen can be set to lockup with the Mac is inactive over a period of time, or when it goes into sleep mode.
The number of background images is nominal, but considering the price, acceptable. Lock Screen Plus is a dollar. That’s not much for a little more peace of mind, and the option to present the weather forecast and time to anyone who passes by; including the thief.