MacID for iOS: Unlock your Mac with your iPhone/Apple Watch for $1 (Reg. $4)

MacID on iOS is now available for $1. This app usually sells for $4 and doesn’t go on sale very often. While we have seen it listed for free a few times, those deals historically have only come around during the Black Friday App Store sales, for the most part. Outside of that, only twice before have we seen it dip down to $1. MacID works on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, allowing users to unlock their Mac with “your fingerprint, passcode, or wrist – without even unlocking your iOS device.”  Head below for more details or over to our full review for a complete picture of what this app has to offer:

Here is a rundown of MacID’s feature set, and remember MacID for iOS needs to be paired with the official OS X companion app:


You don’t even need to open the app to unlock your Mac. MacID intelligently notifies you when one of your connected Macs is woken up, which you can authorise and unlock directly from your iOS lock screen, using either your fingerprint or passcode.


MacID will even notify you when tasks require your OS X password, like moving protected files to the Trash or changing a setting in System Preferences. (Admin accounts only)


You can also play, pause and skip iTunes & Spotify on your Mac remotely, as well as change the volume. Simply long-press on the audio controls to toggle between track and volume controls. Audio controls work anywhere the physical keys would on your Mac.


Ever needed to quickly share a phone number or piece of text between your Mac and iOS device? Clipboard sharing is built right into MacID; share anything up to 4000 characters. And now you can do it right from the Notification Center.


Enable auto-lock in MacID for OS X and your Mac will automatically lock when your iOS device moves away from it. You can even get notified when your Mac locks itself.


Enable Proximity Wake in MacID for OS X and your Mac will wake its display when your iOS device gets near. Then simply authorise from the interactive notification MacID sends you to unlock your Mac, or enable automatic unlocking to have MacID do it for you.


MacID includes a handy Notification Center widget, which will show all your currently connected Macs and give you quick access to lock and unlock them from anywhere on your iOS device. You can even start a Mac’s screensaver or share the clipboard; right from the Notification Center.

iOS Universal: MacID: $1 (Reg. $4)

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