The most simple and straightforward method to protect a file or a folder. Secret Folder allow you to build a list of file and folders, which you may turn visible or invisible with a simple click. In addition, the application launch can be password-protected. This protection system is based on the principle that no person will attempt to open a file he/she cannot see or knows about.

Secret Folder constitutes the perfect solution if you wish to prevent occasional users of your Mac to view, open, or change files or documents while browsing the contents of your hard drive.

Notes about updating from a very old version
Don't you see the file's list after updating from a very old version? Don't worry, the solution is easy, please contact our support.

Notes about security
This app uses the standard functionality of the operating system to make folders and files invisible. Programmers and experienced users could gain access to a folder made invisible and there are some applications that let you open invisible files or files contained in a folder made invisible. Whether you need advanced levels for protecting your data, there are other ways. To learn more about Protecting information on removable media open Finder’s Help.

What’s New

Version 9.9

• Optimization for macOS Mojave's Dark Mode appearance.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

gaw2u ,


been using this app for quite awhile (years)…maybe i have an older version, but with the “so-called” bad reviews; i have not had any of those issues at all…sometimes i think bad reviews as such are user/hardware issues and not the app itself…not to say there are issues (secret folder really isn’t that secret…shows up in the applications directory as well as launch pad... but still - password protected……as for any files that may be detrimental to you personally…NEVER keep them on you computer…password protected thumb drive (YES)…as for the secret folder; still use and works just fine…keep stuff from the kids or general public…perfect...(1 time it did freeze up, but was an easy fix with a google search)…just an anomaly of sorts

DBrowser ,

Works great but no secret

Clearly this app is designed to hide content on your mac that you'd prefer others not to see. Secret Folder does just that and does it simply and well, so for that I'm very satisfied. The problem is, having a big icon on my 27" iMac launchpad screaming "Secret Folder" kind of gives the secret away, even if the content isn't visible. I'm a relative newbie to macs so perhaps there's a way to change the app name or something from the OS, but wouldn't it be great if you could rename the app and maybe choose a different icon right from within the apps preferences?

Secret Folder works exactly as is says and does a great job, only improvement I can suggest is make it easier to keep the secret.

Faragaut1945 ,

What I was looking for, works as intended

Looking for an app like this, with little satisfaction attached to the others that I've tried, made me hesitant to spend (waste) more money on another. When this app went on sale I decided take the risk, if the app worked it'd be worth it….and….WOW….with it's simple interface complete with password protection (after all, you can't hide the app) this gives privacy and security to anyone who shares their Mac with others. To be fair, I haven't used it long enough to spot any bugs (it's only been out 4 days) but so far there's nothing to complain about, it's been a great buy for me and exactly what I was looking for.


Ivan Gobbo
1.8 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Italian

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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