So, you’re a Mac user and you want what’s on your Mac to be locked up from prying eyes and crafty fingers, right? Whether office or home or school, how do you lock down your Mac when you’re about to step away for a much deserved bathroom break or kitchen raid?
Sure, you can set the Mac’s screensaver to come on and require a password, but that’s easy enough to break through, and it’s mostly utilitarian and ugly to boot.
What you need is some inexpensive Mac style. A way to lock the Mac’s screen from the great unwashed masses of office, home, or school, yet do so with an informative flair that says you are cool and information thieves are not.
How? Three words: Lock. Your. Screen. Lock Your Screen is one of half a gazillian Mac utility apps from iLife Touch.
What you get are five very cool ways to lock your Mac’s screen. A free lock, a magic lock, a dot match lock, a key lock, and a simple password lock.
Instead of simply locking your Mac’s screen from prying eyes, Lock Your Screen also displays customizable backgrounds, local weather and time, and displays eight different clocks.
Wait! There’s more!
You can post a nastygram on the screen, or create a customizable slideshow of photos. But Lock Your Screen is also a good Mac citizen and will capture images of someone trying to tamper with your Mac.
Add to that specific locking and opening sounds and onscreen animations and Lock Your Screen becomes a friendly geek’s tool.
There’s even and onscreen alert for incoming email. This is easily the funnest of all Mac screen lockers. It’s easy to setup, doesn’t cost even half of a trip to Starbucks, and is actually fun to use.
Are there better, more secure ways to lock down your Mac from office co-workers, thieves, family members, or ex-lovers? Sure. But this is the one you’ll enjoy using the most.