In real estate or business, it’s location, location, location. When it comes to securing important files on your Mac, the first line of defense might be ‘out of sight, out of mind.‘
OS X on your Mac comes with plenty of hidden options that can help make your Mac more secure. One of them is the ability to make a file invisible. There are plenty of utilities that toggle a file or folder’s visibility to invisibility and back again. You can do the same thing with OS X’s command line interface in Terminal.
Or, simply use ShowHiddenFiles to toggle a file or folder’s visibility. Instead of toggling visibility of hidden files all over your Mac, ShowHiddenFiles also does toggles visibility just for those files and folders you need to hide from prying eyes, and it’s as easy as drag and drop.
ShowHiddenFiles doesn’t really make files and folders invisible. Instead, it merely turns off (and back on) a flag which makes them visible in the Mac’s Finder.
That makes the app an excellent choice for simple file and folder security. Out of sight, out of mind. And only you know where the files reside on your Mac.
The app’s name could be improved. Not only does it show hidden files, it also hides files and folders, but you get the idea. Nicely done. Easy. Free.