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  • MacID 1.3 Released for iOS & OS X With Multi-Device Support, Better App UI, & More


    MacID is an incredible piece of software for iOS and Mac OS X by developer Kane Cheshire that we have been having so much fun using since its original release in March of this year. MacID allows you to use Touch ID on your iPhone, or even a notification on your Apple Watch, to unlock your Mac from a distance without having to type in a password of any kind.

    Version 1.3 of the MacID software has been released for both iOS and Mac OS X on Monday with a huge list of improvements that everyone using the software is going to love. Among the biggest new changes are the support for multiple iOS devices, which will be handy for anyone that has more than one iPhone or iPad with Touch ID capabilities. Moreover, the iOS application has been given a complete makeover with new notification sounds, new settings, and new features.

    MacID also now supports the following important features:

    • 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
    • Unlocking your Mac from Spotlight in iOS 9
    • Smaller application size thanks to iOS 9 App-thinning
    • Better ways to unlock your Mac from iOS notifications
    • New interactive notifications with unlocking capabilities
    • Support for native applications on watchOS 2
    • Support for custom Apple Watch complications on watchOS 2
    • New Apple Watch Force Touch gesture for unlocking all Macs
    • Improvements and bug fixes


    On Mac OS X, the menu bar icon has been updated to be smaller and show the number of devices that are connected, and OS X users can also now choose between having a Menu Bar icon or a Dock icon that allows you to access your MacID settings.



    The new MacID is available for all existing users in the iOS App Store today for free via the Updates tab in the App Store application. Alternatively, those that want to give it a try for the first time can purchase MacID for $3.99 from the iOS App Store at this link. To upgrade to the latest version of MacID on your Mac, you should follow this link.

    Source: MacID
    This article was originally published in forum thread: MacID 1.3 Released for iOS & OS X With Multi-Device Support, Better App UI, & More started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. mike42's Avatar
      mike42 -
      Can you help me on this app? Everything works except the unlock!! [emoji17] I cannot post a picture
    1. talkin73's Avatar
      talkin73 -
      I've never understood how this app is useful. It seems like anything you do can be done faster directly on the device. How do people use this to save time or other benefit?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by talkin73 View Post
      I've never understood how this app is useful. It seems like anything you do can be done faster directly on the device. How do people use this to save time or other benefit?
      It sounds like you need to try MacID, or your password is too simple!
    1. talkin73's Avatar
      talkin73 -
      So it helps enter more complex passwords more quickly? I don't have any concerns about the security of my password but I also have no concerns about the time it takes me to enter it. I'm trying to understand how this app saves time. Any comments on that specifically?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by talkin73 View Post
      So it helps enter more complex passwords more quickly? I don't have any concerns about the security of my password but I also have no concerns about the time it takes me to enter it. I'm trying to understand how this app saves time. Any comments on that specifically?
      It saves me time because I have a complex password that takes a chunk of time to enter.

      MacID auto-detects when you walk into your room by your Mac, and by the time you sit down, it's already notifying you on your iPhone to unlock with Touch ID. If you have the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, Touch ID is significantly faster than the iPhone 5s or iPhone 6/6 Plus, which makes it even faster. If you have the Apple Watch, or interactive notifications enabled, you don't even have to waste time with Touch ID and you can just tap a button to unlock.

      It also works for system functions, like installations & uninstallations, that require your password.

      Moreover, when you LEAVE your room, the Mac auto-sleeps so you don't have to worry about people logging in while you're away.

      MacID takes a little over a few miliseconds to use, while the average person takes 1-2 seconds to enter a password. It's quicker, but you also get that feeling of novelty because it's awesome to use.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      I keep wanting to use macID but that would require actually using a password, which inherently takes longer than not using a password [emoji316]
    1. AmperEvident's Avatar
      AmperEvident -
      What makes this app better than the others that are cheaper?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by AmperEvident View Post
      What makes this app better than the others that are cheaper?
      Support
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      I LOVE THIS App, the fact that I can unlock it from my Apple Watch makes it a Plus. It's a GREAT App.