We live in an age when a little paranoia goes a long way. After all, only the paranoid survive, right? If your Mac contains files you’d rather not share with others, and has applications you’d rather not have guests use, then Mac App Blocker could be another layer of security. And everyone knows that paranoia means a few more ways to thwart thieves, hackers, and bad guys.
All Mac App Blocker does is block access to the apps you don’t want others to use on your Mac. This is especially useful if your Mac is shared by others at home or office, or you simply want more security.
Select an app you want to restrict and Mac App Blocker keeps everyone out but you. Mail, Safari, iPhoto, or whatever. Mac App Blocker blocks access and won’t launch the app unless the correct password is used.
Yet, Mac App Blocker is smart enough to let you schedule when an app can be used without using a password.
Even if your Mac is lost or stolen, Mac App Blocker puts that one extra layer of security into the mix. Without the password the apps won’t launch. The automated features mean the app will become locked if not used over a period of time. It’s even smart enough to know which Wi-Fi network is being used and can block or unblock specific apps.
If someone tries to use your Mac while you’re away Mac App Blocker records the time and date, and if you have an iSight camera, it snaps a photo, too.
This is a clever app with flexible usage and gives you another layer of security beyond a screensaver password or login and actually keeps people from using specific apps.
If there’s one thing I would add, it would be individual file protection that also requires a password.