What’s New

Version 1.3.6

HELLO! Long time no speak. How are you? I hope you've been well. I must apologise for my prolonged absence; the last half of 2016 absolutely ran away from me but I've caught up and I'M BACK! :D

So what's new in MacID v.1.3.6?

- Are you running iOS 10.3 or newer? Then you can take advantage of new APIs in iOS that allow us to change the app icon on your home screen. That's right! When you change your colour scheme in MacID for iOS, you can have the icon change too!

- The MacID widget has had a beautiful redesign to make use of the expand/collapse functionality in iOS 10. The "show more" button will now only show if there's more than 1 device connected. And like before, you can choose to hide the widget if no devices are connected. I'm afraid there's no decent way for widgets to speak to the main app still, so for now the widget will still have to open the main app.

- The MacID widget and MacID for watchOS now show the current charge levels for MacBooks. MacID for macOS hooks into times that it already communicates with MacID for iOS, so there is no extra power used for this. The compromise is that the battery charge will not be continually up to date, so use it more of an advisory!

Don't forget to update MacID for macOS! Here's what's new there:

- MacID for macOS now remembers between launches if you asked a Mac to disconnect. Handy for those (often) times that Bluetooth needs resetting.

- Tap to Unlock tap pattern no longer gets forgotten if you have to forget and re-add your primary device. You still need to have a device paired to actually use Tap to Unlock, though.

- You can now stop MacID from disabling auto-lock when apps keep your screen awake. Use this with caution because auto-lock may trigger while you're watching a movie!

- Ensures that MacID AppleScript extensions get run in alphabetical order. To find out more about MacID for macOS AppleScript extensions, search for "extension" on the MacID blog.

As always, if you have a moment spare, please update your rating and review in the App Store. Every time a developer updates an app, the rating gets removed from search results. Independent developers like myself rely on these ratings, so if you have the time it is seriously appreciated. Thanks!

If you're experiencing regular time-outs with Bluetooth connections since updating to Sierra, you're not alone. With some persistence and restarting, most of these issues can be resolved eventually! Check out the MacID help page for more information.

Lots of <3,

Kane.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Derpy Bean ,

Needs better media controls!!

Works fine with locking/unlocking the Mac (Which I guess is the primary use of the app) but I'd really appreciate some easier media controls, for example sometimes when trying to change the volume on the mac from the app; I'll tap the 'lock' button instead since they're so close to each other, maybe making the volume controls a slider would help. It'll also be great if there were album artwork when playing music on the mac because there seems to be a lot of free space on the app home screen especially if you only own one mac.

And while I'm here; would it be possible to allow access to scrolling through webpages to be available through the app. i.e if I flick my finger on the app it will scroll through whatever's present on the mac screen. Not really that bothered, just thought it would be useful to have.

Anyway, I do love the idea of the app, I just think it could do with a better UI as there seems to be a lot of unused space on the app.

Developer Response ,

Hey!

I want to apologise for the lack of updates. Over the past year I've been redeveloping MacID for the latest versions of iOS and macOS to fix years of workarounds for various Bluetooth bugs. I'm happy to say MacID 2 is now available, but unfortunately Apple made me change the name, so MacID 2 is now called Unlox.

If you paid full price for MacID you should be able to search for the Unlox Upgrade Bundle on the iOS App Store and get the upgrade for free/discounted.

Unlox requires macOS High Sierra and iOS 11.2. I hope you love Unlox!

Finemess ,

Problem with OSX Sierra upgrade

The OSX software caused my Apple bluetooth keyboard to slow down and become unusable, so regular reboots were required. Then I disabled MacID from my user "login items", and all is now ok. Probably a cpompatibility issue but needs fixing.

Developer Response ,

Hey!

I want to apologise for the lack of updates. Over the past year I've been redeveloping MacID for the latest versions of iOS and macOS to fix years of workarounds for various Bluetooth bugs. I'm happy to say MacID 2 is now available, but unfortunately Apple made me change the name, so MacID 2 is now called Unlox.

If you paid full price for MacID you should be able to search for the Unlox Upgrade Bundle on the iOS App Store and get the upgrade for free/discounted.

Unlox requires macOS High Sierra and iOS 11.2. I hope you love Unlox!

Durzel ,

Auto lock just doesn't work, period

Thought I would try this app because I had been using Near Lock but another person in the office who also used it was causing interference.

Installed the app on both my iMac and iPhone, the setup is quick and painless. Unfortunately I could never get the Auto Lock functionality to work. No matter what sensitivity I tried, even signal strength lower than the phone was currently showing as, the macOS app never locked the screen (I had no other apps running, so wasn't anything preventing it).

I tried completely resetting my Bluetooth, tried every step on the troubleshooting guide, nothing worked.

On top of this my iPhone would keep disconnecting and reconnecting from the macOS app, yet even with that happening the app didn't even lock the iMac even with "auto-lock if device disconnects" enabled.

There's no trial version of the app so if it doesn't work with your devices, for whatever reason, you're screwed.

Very disappointed.

Developer Response ,

Hey!

I want to apologise for the lack of updates. Over the past year I've been redeveloping MacID for the latest versions of iOS and macOS to fix years of workarounds for various Bluetooth bugs. I'm happy to say MacID 2 is now available, but unfortunately Apple made me change the name, so MacID 2 is now called Unlox.

If you paid full price for MacID you should be able to search for the Unlox Upgrade Bundle on the iOS App Store and get the upgrade for free/discounted.

Unlox requires macOS High Sierra and iOS 11.2. I hope you love Unlox!

Information

Provider
Kane Cheshire
Size
6.2 MB
Category
Utilities
Compatibility

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

English, German

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2015 Kane Cheshire
Price
£3.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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