There’s more to this little app than meets the eye. BabyProof comes close to making your Mac baby proof. Close. It’s not perfect, but it’s close.
For 99-cents you get an app that basically locks the keyboard, trackpad, and mouse and prevents them from being used while you’re busy watching a movie or talking on FaceTime or Skype or listening to music.
That’s it. And if you have toddlers floating around the house and anywhere near where you and your Mac are engaged, you know the problem prying hands and grubby grabby fingers can cause.
All BabyProof does is keep your Mac running while stopped keyboard, trackpad, or mouse.
Obviously, BabyProof won’t stop a child from grabbing and Mac notebook and hurling it to the floor, so it’s not baby proofed in a wholly physical sense.
BabyProof does keep toddlers from interrupting whatever you’re doing on the Mac so long as the keyboard, trackpad, or mouse isn’t involved. Think of it as a reverse screen lock. What’s on the screen continues to run, while access to anything on the Mac is prohibited.
Once BabyProof is started up, though, how do you stop it and exit the app?
Assign a keyword to BabyProof and simply type that word in while BabyProof is running, and the app will quit.
Hopefully, the toddler wandering near your Mac isn’t a good speller.