20 features you may not know about in MacID

Here’s 20 slightly less obvious features you may not know MacID could do, whether you’re a new or long-time user of MacID have a read and see if there’s something you didn’t know:

  1. Hold ALT while clicking the MacID menu to display RSSI/signal strength information, or;
  2. Always show RSSI information by clicking the MacID menu > More > Always show RSSI information.
  3. Send copied text to a connected Mac by double tapping a Mac in MacID for iOS.
  4. Lock or unlock all connected Macs in Apple Watch by Force Touching on the main screen.
  5. Lock/unlock/send clipboards right from iOS 9 search. Just type your Mac’s name or “lock” etc, or;
  6. In iOS 8, add shortcuts to your home screen (MacID > Settings > Create home screen shortcuts), hide them away in a folder and activate them from search.
  7. Jump straight into MacID’s settings from search in iOS 9.
  8. Changing the colour scheme in MacID for iOS also changes the colour scheme in MacID for Apple Watch, including the MacID watch face Complications. Change the colour scheme in MacID for iOS > Settings > Display > Colours.
  9. Control your Mac’s volume in MacID for iOS by long-touching on the audio controls to swap to volume controls.
  10. Hide the MacID menu icon and use a Dock icon instead by clicking the MacID menu > More > Hide Menu Bar icon and show Dock icon
  11. Lock or unlock a Mac on the audio control screen in MacID for Apple Watch with a Force Touch.
  12. Extend MacID for OS X with AppleScript when your Mac sleeps, locks, wakes and unlocks. More information on this can be found here.
  13. Refresh an Mac’s account image in MacID for iOS by long-touching on a connected Mac and choosing “Refresh account image”.
  14. Make connected Macs more accessible by swapping their position with recent Macs in MacID for iOS > Settings > Display > Display order > Recent Devices appear first.
  15. Create URL schemes to work with Launch Center Pro by long-touching on a connected Mac and choosing “Create URL scheme or shortcut”.
  16. After setting up Tap to Unlock you can stop the taps from being shown on your lock screen so you can keep your tap pattern even more secret. MacID menu > Tap to Unlock  > Uncheck “Taps visible on lock screen”.
  17. Tap to Unlock tap patterns can be 3 different taps or more. There’s no limit to the length of the tap pattern.
  18. Tap to Unlock can also lock your Mac. MacID menu > Tap to Unlock > Check “Tap pattern locks Mac”.
  19. Make Tap to Unlock even more secure by only allowing Tap to Unlock when your primary iOS device is connected. MacID menu > Tap to Unlock > Check “Only unlock if primary iOS device connected”.
  20. Audio controls work anywhere that the physical keys do on your Mac. This means that you can control anything your Mac normally can, like iTunes, Spotify and VLC Player.

3 thoughts on “20 features you may not know about in MacID”

  1. I really love this app. I’ve never regretted purchasing it. Thank you for all your hard work and all these awesome features. Tap to Unlock is excellent because sometimes when the Bluetooth is acting up, I can still unlock my mac very quickly. Thank you again. I have no issues with the app just keep getting pleasantly surprised with each update.

  2. OK, MacID is kind of fun. But when / how are you going to make it more than a cute thing for most users? Here’s one thing I’d like: MacID to make my iPhone/iPad a trackpad for my Macs.

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