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iAway

A smarter way to detect when you are away utilizing computer vision. It can run different actions when you are away and return.

A SMARTER WAY TO DETECT WHEN YOU ARE AWAY

iAway utilizes computer vision to detect in smarter ways when are away from your Mac.

iAway can start your Screen Saver, activate sleep mode or run Apple Script when you are away and when you return. The App also comes with a location awareness feature, so you can choose to only trigger away actions at, or everywhere but, a certain location (e.g. use a screen saver only at the office).

NO MORE “SCREEN SAVER ACCIDENTS”

While users always have been able to manually set a time limit for when their Macs start a screen saver or sleep based on halted physical interaction, iAway takes things a step further, improving the accuracy by adding motion and optional face detection. This is especially useful in corporate environments where a screen needs to be locked within minutes of inactivity.

POWERED BY COMPUTER VISION

  • Motion Detection
  • Face Detection
  • Optimized for small CPU footprint

ACTIONS

  • Start Screen Saver
  • Send Mac to sleep
  • Run Apple Script when you are away, and when you return
  • Pause iTunes in addition to all above actions

LOCATION BASED ACTION

Use location awareness to trigger your away action only at specified locations, such as when you are away from your desk at the office or when you are away from your Mac while traveling.

MULTIFUNCTIONAL DOCK ICON

A click on the dock icon can trigger the away action or pause the App when you know you don’t need it.

REQUIREMENTS

– Built in camera
– OS X 10.10 or later

LANGUAGES

English, German

“I hated when I was reading an article or speaking in a meeting and my Screen Saver would suddenly activate by mistake and lock down my Mac. This is not only annoying ​but also distracting. iAway helps to avoid this situation from happening and is a very useful tool in my App collection. I also really like the location feature, I set it up to only use my Screen Saver when I am at work.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO OPEN THE APP AT LOGIN?
Once iAway is started, simply right-click on the dock icon and select “Options / Open at Login”.

HOW TO PASSWORD PROTECT MY MAC?
You can find this setting in the Security & Privacy preferences, which allows you to set a password in order to wake your Mac or deactivate the Screen Saver.

WHAT KIND OF APPLE SCRIPTS CAN I RUN?
Have a look at a few example scripts that we use.

CAN I COMBINE THIS TOOL WITH MY SYSTEM SETTINGS?
Absolutely, you can, for example, keep your sleep settings while you let iAway control your Screen Saver.

HELP!
Have a look at the readme or write us.

2 Comments

  1. dennis carroll

    Can one connect external cameras to this system?

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    • Peter

      iAway is designed to work with an internal camera.
      However, if you own a Mac mini for example and attach an external camera it should work too, as iAway simply asks the system for the default camera. Using a Mac with multiple cameras might be problematic as you cannot choose which camera to use, so it could pick up either one of them. I need to mention that we did not tested it with a Mac mini nor with a system using multiple attached cameras. Send us a message if you are interested in getting a trial version and feel free to try it out.

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