Boost your productivity with Hides!
Enable Focus Mode, to focus on the task at hand - and effortlessly clear your desktop in one quick keystroke to quickly hide sensitive information.

What is Focus Mode?
Focus Mode will hide all open applications automatically except the one you're currently working in! You have no excuse to procrastinate. Once enabled, Focus Mode work's like so:
whenever you click on an app's dock icon (or window), all other apps will instantly be hidden from view. This create's a distraction free, and ultimately more productive workspace.

Focus mode can be configured only for specific apps or globally for all Apps! and is easily configured in Preferences.

*Focus Mode (only one app is active on screen at a time - completely configurable in Preferences)
*Hide all open Apps
*Hide all open Apps except the current active App
*Global Hotkey support for all features

What’s New

Version 5.3.3

updated copyright

Ratings and Reviews

mikokim ,

Useful app

Create a distraction-free desktop/work environment to help you focus on your task; set keyboard short cuts to enable and disable the single-app mode or instantly hide the currently active app— it’s simple and fast, and has a small footprint. Highly recommended.

Developer Response ,

many thanks

kenm22 ,


Great piece of software. With the 1.1 update Single Application Mode is now available and works whether the user opens an application from the dock or from the Applications or Utilities folders. This is a great improvement on Apple's implementation which only works if the dock is used. "Hides" implementation of Single Application Mode is smooth and quick.

The nice thing about Single Application Mode is that the user gets to keep a clean working desktop yet it can be turned off by a quick trip to the menu bar if needed. Another quick trip to the menu bar turns it on again. Or, a hot key can be set up.

This is the second piece of software I have purchased from Russell Gray, the first being Cookie, the best cookie manager out there. To top it off the support is among the best I've encountered.

Keep up the great work.

Verdulo ,

Good but a few ideas...

Hides is good. It’s competent, does what it says and isn’t a resource hog. I like and use it. I’d love to see the following added:

- make the menubar icon a button rather than a pulldown menu. Clicking and holding down the icon and aiming for the Hide All Apps item slows me down and is tedious. I know there is a keyboard equivelent but I prefer my mouse. At the very least, the “Hide All Apps” selector should be at the very top of the menu. If it were a button an alt-click would open the regular menu.
- I’d love to see the option for window transitions to have a fade effect
- I’d like to see this hide desktop icons, similar to Camouflage


SweetP Productions, Inc.
2.4 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


English, German

Age Rating


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