A one-trick pony usually is described as a device or service that does one thing well. If you’ve been collecting Mac apps for any length of time, you probably have a few favorite one-trick pony apps.
My Mac has plenty.
Growl pops notifications up on the screen. XMarks syncs browser bookmarks between browsers and devices. deepClock tells the time. ScreenSharingMenulet is the one click way to share Mac screens. ColorSnapper grabs pixel colors from anywhere on the Mac’s screen.
And, Invisibility Toggler is the free little switch that lets you view the Mac’s invisible files.
Scattered all over your Mac are invisible files. These are files and folders that Apple would prefer you not to touch, move, add to, or remove files from. That’s why they’re invisible and out of the way of prying eyes.
Just because they’re invisible doesn’t mean they can’t be seen. That’s what Invisibility Toggler does. It makes visible those invisible, or hidden, files and folders. And it’s freeware (as in Donationware).
What you get is a one-click way to view invisible files wherever they may be hidden. One click.
Click Invisibility Toggler again and it toggles the now viewable hidden files back to invisibility.
That’s it. If you want to view those hidden files on your Mac, there’s no easier way than Invisibility Toggler. Drag it to your Mac’s Dock if you need to use it frequently.
The name is probably wrong for what it does. Yes, it toggles between hidden and viewable, hence visible and invisible. But the idea is to make specific files and folders visible, so it probably should be named Visibility Toggler.
Otherwise, it’s a pure one-trick pony app that’s highly useful when you need to find what’s hidden.