It takes more effort to find a Friday Freebie and this week I am not even close but this Mac security utility is worth a look. This one is called iLock and what it does is what you want done to your Mac if you’re in an office, school, family home, or dormitory where other people are around.
iLock My iMac
Teaching is my day job. I use a Mac; specifically a desktop iMac and a MacBook. The Mac notebook goes where I go at school but that means many students, staff, and faculty members are nearby while my iMac sits alone. Things happen. I keep both locked up, but I also use iLock to prevent those who might get into the Mac from using any applications.
That’s right. iLock locks up the Mac’s apps. Or, whichever Mac apps you want to prevent someone else from using should they get into your Mac. iLock is simple enough to setup and use.
Sure, you should have a password on your Mac to prevent someone from accessing the Mac. iLock adds another layer of security by password protecting whichever Mac apps you don’t want anyone else to use. I’m thinking Mail, Safari, the App Store, even Calendar and Contacts, but Quicken would be a good one to lock up, too.
Enable iLock with a password. That gets you into your own applications. Then you set whichever apps you want to use to lock up by a simple drag and drop. iLock works in the background and uses AES encryption. So, save your iLock password somewhere else other than a Post-It note or Stickies.
iLock tracks actions when someone tries to use a protected app. It captures photos so you can identify the culprit. It also features Touch ID support so you don’t have to enter a password every time you want to use a protected application.
Not bad, right? iLock is not a Mac App Store app and there is a Download button so you can try before you buy.
Just don’t forget your password.