Tether is an interesting app which automatically locks a users Mac when they walk away from it, and automatically unlock it when they walk back, all done through an iPhone. Think of all the saved productivity! It all adds up you know ;)
The developers claim that there is no battery drain experienced when using this app, as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), introduced in Bluetooth 4.0 is utilised.
This isn’t the first app of it’s kind, but it’s one of the most easy to use and reliable that we have tried. From downloading to setup takes a matter of seconds. With the complexities of modern secure passwords, this app can save you the time and headache of continuously having to lock and unlock your Mac every time you walk away from it, and let you rest assured your Mac has locked when you pop out for a quick number 1!
Best of all, it’s completely free!
Tether is compatible with the following Macs.
- iMac – Late 2012 or newer
- MacBook Pro – Mid 2012 or newer
- MacBook Air – Mid 2011 or newer
- Mac Mini – Mid 2011 or newer
- Mac Pro – Late 2013 or newer
Download (iPhone): App Store
Download (Mac App): Tether Mac App (required)Share This: