Earlier, I sent out this hopefully-humorous tweet about the difficulty involved in clicking one’s passwords into the new Apple TV password input screen:
Presenting LIMNOPHILE, a 10-character yet easy-to-type Apple TV password.
The chart is just an Excel file, with absolutely no logic—I just colored the squares and counted to fill in the data. But then I got this reply…
@rgriff Having it in Excel makes me happier, don’t want even a TV password getting seen by something external. Are you willing to share it?
— 90% Snark by weight (@curiousbiped) October 31, 2015
So I thought “Why not?,” and created an actual spreadsheet that will “click check” any all-letter password you feed it. Here’s what it looks like in action:
Just replace RIDICULOUSLYLONGWORD with whatever you like, and see how it’ll “click out” on your Apple TV. Obviously, this tool is totally tongue-in-cheek!. Any password built with this tool will be weak as heck. It’s just for fun, so don’t take it seriously.
Feel free to share and modify, but I’d appreciate a credit back if you do so.
Please note that this is an Excel file, and it relies on conditional formatting, so it may not work in Numbers.