Boss Radar 4+

Bluetooth Device Tracker

Jiulong Zhao

    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings
    • $9.99



A brand new version with Bluetooth Low Energy devices(they are almost in this mode nowadays) support. All Sandbox-restricted actions (e.g. start/terminate other apps) were removed...

Almost everyone has been caught off task by the boss before. The encounter may be awkward, humiliating, or most likely downright disastrous. But, the truth is, nobody can work forever. If you are like most people, whatever focus you had at the beginning of the day must surely be all but gone after several long, arduous hours of work.
It's not criminal to play a few games, look at some LOLcats, or shop on Amazon for a while to relax every once in a while. You can even argue that by relaxing, your productivity increases. But, of course, your excuses will never work on your boss, who will either give you a humiliating and boring speech or worse yet, demote or even fire you.
Unfortunately, this app can't make your boss more understanding, but it's the next best thing.

Bosses often seem to pop out of nowhere, and usually at a moment's notice, but that cannot be literally true since it would defy the laws of physics. No, your boss had to come from somewhere, and if you had known exactly when he would come by your desk and check on you, all those embarrassing, promotion-killing encounters with him might have been avoided.
Knowing the location of your boss and the timing of his arrival may seem like a luxury, but not with Boss Radar. Here's how it works:
Most people nowadays, especially people such as your boss, carry some sort of Bluetooth device (earpieces, smartphones, etc...) on their person at all times. And whether the device is in use or not, the Bluetooth signal is constantly being emitted. It's like this huge loudspeaker announcing the device owner's presence everywhere he walks (because people always name their devices with some easily identifiable name like "Dave's Phone"). Boss Radar constantly scans for this signal. Because it is not very strong, if it does find the target device, that means the device (carried by the boss, in this case) is getting too close, and it would then warn you with a signal. In addition to the alarm, the app can also quickly and automatically change your wallpaper, stop your music, switch your browser to something work-related, open up documents, and even kill undesired apps (Warning: loss of game progress may occur!) to convince your boss of your innocence, god-like focus, utter devotion, and, most of all, the worthiness of promotion (I mean, isn't that the whole point of pleasing the boss, to begin with?). Considering the higher salary associated with this prospect, Boss Radar is certainly worth the price.

The best part is, Boss Radar can be useful even outside of work. Use it on your wife, or maybe your kids, or maybe on that girl you met a couple of weeks ago but cannot seem to run into anymore... the list is endless.

features of original v2.02
See App's ReadMe for details

v2.02 -> v3.01
- Any Mac (Apple Silicon, Intel) version for macOS Big Sur
- the whole app is fully rewritten
- Bluetooth device detection to include BLE low-energy support
- a simple click and diagnostic mode
- all Sandbox restricted actions removed
- new startup tip added
- 'auto-open at login' tip added
- app version display added
- support menu updated
- all deprecated functions rewritten

v3.01 -> v3.05
- all deprecated code rewritten
- bug fixed: Alarm test button should be on/off toggle mode
- test button for screensaver added
- test button for web browser added
- More by dragonBTV menu updated

More questions? Read the FAQ!

What’s New

Version v3.05

v3.01 -> v3.05
- all deprecated code rewritten
- bug fixed: Alarm test button should be on/off toggle mode
- test button for screensaver added
- test button for web browser added
- More by dragonBTV menu updated

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

first1review2 ,

does what it says

Boss Radar does what it says; you use 'setting boss" and it scans for bluetooth devices (in range) and prompts you to select one to monitor. Once selected and out of range, when the device comes back in range you receive an alert. Seems to detect devices that are otherwise not seen with the bulit in bluetooth tools.

Eurobam ,

Funny Concept

Funny Concept, Buy for a Laugh
Don't buy thinking that it'll actually work.

Before you BUY make sure that your "boss" has a bluetooth device that can be found.
Goto Apple Menu > "System Preferences..." > Bluetooth. Look at the Devices list, does your Boss's device show up?

I was hoping to use my iPhone and make my computer freak out my co-workers when I walked away.

App Privacy

The developer, Jiulong Zhao, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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