Developer: Little Potato Software
Current Version: 1.5
Last Updated: 6 years ago
Download Size: 916.1 KB - Download
Would you like to make your machine toddler-proof, while still watching a movie, or chatting with relatives via Skype? BabyProof prevents key and mouse presses from reaching the computer, while letting you run the app of your choice. Start up an app of your choice, then switch to BabyProof. BabyProof doesn't obstruct anything on the screen, but captures all mouse and key presses to prevent them from affecting the running program. Type your own special "quit" word to exit out of BabyProof.
BabyProof can also be used for kiosk machines. Start your full screen kiosk app, then launch BabyProof. You'll be able to prevent all access to the machine via mouse and keyboard while your app runs.
Added option to type in a phrase to unlock the screen, but not exit from BabyProof.
Most Helpful Reviews
Awesome! - Very simple and easy to use My son can't close anything i ahven't saved, I no longer have to worry about where the keyboard is. Very awesome simply type the word quit when you are done or any word you choose to use.
More Reviews for Current Version
THANK YOU! Works great, wish I could scroll. - Thank you so much for making BabyProof! It's really helpful! I use it primarily for letting my daughter press keys while I'm reading however, so it would be really helpful to have the ability to enable scrolling, perhaps with two fingers on the trackpad, or simply with the arrow keys.
Needs an update with a few more features - The app does what it says - the keyboard and trackpad are all locked when activated. I didn't try the exception for volume adjustments. This really needs a fre improvements to be stellar, though. 1) Move BabyProof from the dock to the menu bar. 2) Assign a global hotkey to activate the lock. 3) Create a key combination to temporarily suspend the lock (useful for starting a video after locking the screen, otherwise your movie is playing while you're still trying to get the lock in place - a hotkey to start the lock would achieve the same thing, but a suspend lock option would also allow you to do things like skip back or pause a video without having to do through the whole unlock/lock process, which is still rather tedious). Mostly, even though the app works, I rate this 3 stars because of how cumbersome getting the lock started is, and that there's no way to interrupt the lock for a single command, having to unlock and re-lock instead. The current 2.5 stars is fallacious, though, if you both look at all the reviews (none lower than 3, so how is the average lower than that!?) and the fact that this does work, however inconveniently. So I bump it to 4 stars, but still would love to see some polish on it.