SecureLauncher is a simple app that can be regarded as a simplified version of Parental Controls. With this app, you can prevent sensitive applications from being opened, by requiring a password in order to run them. By default, all applications need a password to be run. As you start using SecureLauncher, you can whitelist certain applications so that you do not have to type the password every time.
This app is for users who do not want to or cannot enable Parental Controls for their account. SecureLauncher installs runs without requiring any special root privileges. Once you launch it, you will see a lock icon on top of your status bar. From there, you can edit the whitelist, change the password, activate, deactivate SecureLauncher, as well as send an email to Support or view the help window.
I am dedicated to this app and will be adding features based on user feedback. Also, the blog is barebones – I don’t even have a domain for it. But once people start using the app, I promise I will make it better!
* FileVault - secure important files and folders in a vault that requires authentication to be opened.
* filtering in the whitelist is now case insensitive
* double clicking on an item in the whitelist selects that app in the Finder
* drag and drop support for adding items to the whitelist
* when asking whether you want to add an app to the whitelist, there is now a third option "No and Stop Asking"
* as I promised, SecureLauncher now supports opening apps with files in one step. All you have to do is add the SecureLauncher app to the Dock and then whenever you want to open a file and the app that opens the file is not whitelisted, drag and drop the file on the SecureLauncher icon on the dock, authenticate and voila!
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- Jun 29, 2011
- Robert Chitoiu
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