“If you have a relatively recent Mac and an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch equipped with TouchID [sic], Apple’s fingerprint-reading security feature, MacID lets you turn your mobile device into a key that can unlock your Mac,” Alan Henry reports for Lifehacker.
“You can tell MacID to automatically lock your Mac when you’re not in immediate proximity to it, to auto lock and unlock when you move away or come back (expect an impact on the battery of all devices if you enable this, but it’s convenient), or just manually lock or unlock your device from your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch,” Henry reports. “Once you get back to your computer, instead of typing out your password, you can use TouchID on your mobile device to authenticate, unlock your Mac, and get back to work. ”
More info and links in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Useful or superfluous?
Quoted in the article at $4, the MacID app is currently $0.99 in Apple’s App Store.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]