Let’s say you have some files on your Mac that you don’t want anyone else to see. Unless you lose your Mac, or it gets hacked by script kiddies from North Korea, or the FBI’s spooks take it while you’re away (or, while you’re there; I doubt if they care much either way), your files are mostly toast unless they’re heavily encrypted.
Frankly, heavily encrypted files might be a tip off to the bad guys that you’re engaged in something worth snooping into, but that’s a separate issue. For most of us with a few files we’d rather not see posted on Flickr, Instagram, or shared on Facebook, there’s a tried an true security method called ‘out of sight, out of mind.’ If they can’t see ’em, they probably can’t find ’em.
That’s what Invisible does. It’s a Mac utility which lets you hide files you’d rather not have anyone else see– quickly and easily. And it unhides those same files with a click.
Drag and drop is your friend. Drag a file or folders onto Invisible and they’re made, well, invisible. Out of sight.
If you need to see the files you just made invisible then you’ll need the Invisible app. Files are not encrypted or altered in a way that could cause data loss. All Invisible does is hide files quickly and easily.
Therein lies the only rub.
Invisible merely uses OS X’s built in system functions to hide files or folders of files. A hacker, or experienced Mac system administrator, or FBI spooks can easily undo what Invisible does. If you need a security level beyond invisibility then you should get something that encrypts files and locks them up with a password that only you know (but would likely give up at the first sign of a threat or physical violence).
Otherwise, Invisible makes it easy to hide files you don’t want to share with anyone walking by or who has access to your Mac while you’re away (but without the requisite skills to find what you’ve hidden).