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"HiddenMe Hides all Your Mac Desktop Icons in One Click" - Lifehacker
"a button to hide all the clutter with a single click." - Business Insider
Critical bug fix with the status icon
Ratings and Reviews
Does what it says
Thanks to HiddenMe, I now have a clean desktop anytime I want. To see my folders, I simply click on the HiddenMe icon in the menu bar and everthing reappears on my desktop. Very functional and easy to use. I have encountered a problem though: When I have the stuff on my desktop hidden (that is, when HiddenMe is active), my wallpaper refuses to change, and it begins to tamper with the wallpaper on my other desktops. Maybe there’s a way around it, but I'd caution anybody who likes to use the "change picture” option (in System Preferences>Desktop & Screen Saver) to skip this app. As long as I do’t have the "change picture" option selected, however, HiddenMe works fine.
December 2018, no problems so far. Seems to be the most professional icon hider.
As a developer I get annoyed at utiliy software, which is flakey.
This does SEEM to be the most reasonably professional, solid, icon hider, of those available.
It seems to have been updated recently (writing Dec. 2018).
Don't buy any software, which has not been updated for a long time.
It would appear from the old reviews that the early versions of this utility a few years ago were rubbish, but, it does seem to be solid now.
After trying it I did buy the "pro" version which works on all monitors.
If you do use Apple stuff like: Mission Control, Spaces, complicated background image switching etc: There seems to be some reports that this app does not play well with those things. Spaces, MissionControl etc. are garbage that Apple should remove and pretend never happened: it would be very difficult to get icon-hiding working perfectly with that rubbish, so, I guess if you do use that stuff, try the free version of this utility first to make sure you're OK.
If you have not used an icon-hider before, it's a must.
I used to use the utility "Clean Slate" in the old days, but it has gone away.
"Hidden Me" does appear to be the most solid icon-hider currently available. If any bugs show up, I'll change this review immediately.
Hidden Me Pro prompt
I use Hidden Me sevral times a week when I do screen shots for different meetings. Its nice to be able to quickly click on the icon and have blank screeen ready to go with the choice of a couple of different colors.
I don’t like needing to click on “later” everytime I open the app and it detects two screens and asks if I want to purchase the “Pro” HiddenMe. There needs to be a switch for “Don’t ask this again”
Other than that its a great app does what I think it should.
Developer Response ,
Great Point Randy! We'll include an option to let the user avoid that alert.
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