Setting a password to an application?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Pravda, May 17, 2010.

  1. Pravda macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008

    Is there a way to set up a password thru the Mac OS for a particular application, to protect it from opening?

    For example i just installed Evernote on my MacBook Pro and want to set a password for it. I'm planning to do a surprise party for my wife, so im trying to keep it for my eyes only for now.

    Unfortunately, Evernote doesn't come with a password on its own.

    Thank you for your help,

  2. MacYost macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
    The Netherlands
    If you two are both using the same user account, what you ask is not possible using the functionaliity of OS X itself. Maybe some third party app makes this possible, but not by my knowledge.

    I assume that Evernote creates a different dataset for every user account. So you can hide your Evernote data by only using it from a user account that your wife does not use. And protect that account with a password.
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    you could keep the application in an encrypted disk image that has a password set on it. This way you would have to open the disk image and then open the application after entering the password to mount the image. Disk images can be created with Disk Utility which is in your applications->utilities folder

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