Authy Bluetooth

Developer: Authy Inc.

Current Version: 1.3

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 3.3 MB - Download


** Authy Bluetooth requires Bluetooth 4.0 for iphone. Please check that the LMP version on About this Mac ---> More Info ---> System Report --> Bluetooth is 0x6 if you are pairing to an iPhone **

Authy Bluetooth brings you all the benefits of Two-Factor Authentication and takes away all of the hassles.

With Authy Bluetooth you can seemlesly connect your computer to your phone and never have to type in a Token manually again - it all happens seamlessly as long as you have your phone nearby. Best of all, your secret keys remain safely stored on your phone (Authy Bluetooth never reads or transfers any of your keys).

For security, Authy Bluetooth will only talk to pre-approved computers and all communications are encrypted and because Authy Bluetooth uses Low-Energy Bluetooth you won't see any impact in your battery life.

Enjoy hassle free Two-Factor Authentication today ... and never type a token manually again.


Release Notes:

This version add supports to OS X 10.9

+ We've improved the reliability of the Bluetooth connection.
+ Several bug fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2
Review by 89 Airship

Authy got this right. - If you use 2-factor authentication, it’s 100% worth your time to TRY this app - worst case, you’re one of the unlucky folks it doesn’t work correctly for. Best case (as happened for me) it is a night-and-day improvement in the convenience of 2-factor authentication. Without this, logging into gmail meant typing my email and password, then getting out my phone, entering its PIN, opening Authy, entering yet another PIN, choosing my account, and typing that third number into Gmail. Unless you’re a government official logging into your nation’s nuclear missile control website, you don’t have time for that. This app fixes the whole process in perfect style - I hit a hotkey on my laptop, and it connects to my phone via bluetooth, copies the token to my clipboard, and all I have to do is paste it into Gmail. Fast, secure, and painless.

Found helpful by 6 out of 12 people
Version 1.3
Review by greentheo

Sounds like a neat idea - But unfortunately I can’t even get it to work at the most basic level. It keeps sayingthat my bluetooth connection is off and to turn it on. It is on Authy! So then I try to turn it off and then back on… no dice. Even connected my phone via bluetooth to my mac… Alas… Authy keeps complaining that my Bluetooth is off.. don’t know what to do but uninstall it.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.3
Review by mjj0929

Being Discontinued - When I wrote to Authy to ask for help with this, they told me they were discontinuing it because the Bluetooth technology isn’t there to support this fully. They suggested downloading the Chrome App instead, which I’ve done and it works fine. It’s not as seamless as this was (when it worked), but it’s the same end effect. So don’t bother downloading this, finding it doesn’t work, and leaving a bad review. They know it’s unstable and are shutting it down.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.3
Review by NaptheNap

great concept, but it doesn’t work - I love that Authy are trying to innovate in the 2FA space. However I could not get it to work it. It keeps producing the error “Your bluetooth is disabled. Please enable” However bluetooth is enabled and working fine with my bluetooth keyboard. I’ve contacted support twice with no replies

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.3
Review by BM5k

Very buggy - The concept is sound, but the implementation isn’t perfect. The app fails to connect quite frequently. When it does finally connect, it doesn’t stay connected for long. The end result that it would be less hassle to just use the phone app and type the codes in manually. I would *love* to see this feature developed into a workable solution.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.3
Review by Godrifle

Wasted time - Apparently, their app doesn’t support Bluetooth on some Macs, including my mid-2011 iMac. But the app installs anyway, and then just constantly complains that Bluetooth is turned off. Well, it’s on, just not supported. Hey, app developers, how about simply notifying users on install or launch that the Mac doesn’t have a recent-enough Bluetooth chipset. I’ll help you out with a bit of pseudo-code: “if(installed_bluetooth_version < required_bluetooth_version) { notify_user(‘Your Mac is too old and this software won’t work.’) }

Found helpful by 4 out of 7 people
Version 1.3
Review by Slithy Toves

Doesn't actually work - Prompts me to turn on bluetooth. I turn it on. Prompts me to turn on bluetooth again. Repeat indefinitely.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people