QuickLock Is A Better Way To Lock Your Mac

OS X: Macs still shockingly lack a native screen locking feature. Luckily, QuickLock is a simple app that brings this much-needed functionality to OS X.

Mac users hoping to lock their systems have long-needed to use a workaround that involved putting the display to sleep and immediately requiring a password, but QuickLock is much more intuitive. Once installed, you can lock your system by clicking a menu bar icon or keying in a custom keyboard shortcut, and you can unlock it with the password of your choosing. One delightful touch is that you don't have to hit enter after keying in your password; your Mac just unlocks instantly.

The app ships with a few bonuses too. You can customise the lock icon to your liking, add your own background and even see what song is currently playing in iTunes. QuickLock is a free beta available from the developer's website.

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Comments

    What is wrong with Keychain Access > Preferences > Show keychain status in menu bar ?
    This gives you 2 click access to lock your screen.

    set up your hot corners with a password protected screen saver. you don't even have to click anything.

      Hot corners does the job perfectly for me.

      Discovered hot corners due to this, thanks!

      Also a nice idea to have a password delay of a couple of seconds just in case you activate the hot corner accidentally.

    "OS X: Macs still shockingly lack a native screen locking feature."

    ummm no they dont. Like Zuccs said, it's built into Keychain Access.

    or just close the lid?

    Thanks a lot zuccs, this works great for me and is just what I needed. I suppose if you were looking for some more custom features the QuickLock app looks quite good, but I just needed a solution to lock and walk away if you will.

    Control+Eject, then hit 'S' … sleep in 2 seconds.

      I can't find the eject key on my Air?

      ;)

        It's at the top right, next to the power button, sharing the F12 key.

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