Camouflage

Camouflage 2.0

Instantly hide clutter on your desktop

Do you often find your desktop covered in files and folders that make it hard to find the things you need? If so, Camouflage may be for you. View full description

PROS

  • Instantly wipes your desktop clean
  • Integrated with Finder
  • Access directly from Menu Bar

CONS

  • Using a hotkey may cause instability

Very good
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Do you often find your desktop covered in files and folders that make it hard to find the things you need? If so, Camouflage may be for you.

Camouflage hides icons and leaves nothing but your base wallpaper. It's ideal for those who need to hide their desktop items in an instant or just need to clear their desktop. Camouflage works with multiple monitors and supports the dragging and dropping of files onto the Camouflage desktop as if they were being dragged onto your real desktop.

Camouflage is also integrated with Finder so you can search for items in Spotlight as normal. If you need to record a screencast on a clean desktop, just click on Camouflage to activate and your slate will be wiped clean. The only slight drawback is that although Camouflage now supports a hot-key to activate it, the developers don't recommend using it for stability reasons. Rather, it's better to double-click on your desktop to reveal it or access it from your Menu Bar.

Camouflage is a simple but effective idea that users with cluttered desktops will appreciate.

Changes

  • Version 2.0 is now available exclusively in the Mac App Store. However, Version 1.25 is still freely available for download.

Do you have way too many items on your desktop? Do you hate cleaning up that mess? Camouflage is the right utility for you. It hides all the icons and leaves nothing but the pure wallpaper.

Key Features:

  • Perfect system-integration: change your wallpaper and Camouflage will show the change instantly.
  • Works with multiple monitors: attach new monitors and the icons will instantly be hidden.
  • Drag & drop: drag files on the desktop and they will be copied onto your real desktop.
  • Finder integration: click the desktop and Finder will be activated, option click to open or select a separate desktop window.
  • As of version 1.1: ability to show and hide the icons (available in status item menu)
  • Should work with desktop managers
  • Ability to 'click through' Camouflage to get the normal Desktop-Context menu

Camouflage

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Camouflage 2.0

— User reviews — about Camouflage

  • bb04003845

    by bb04003845

    "i need help!!"

    how can i see those icons again on my desktop just like before?? now, i could only see them if i double clicked my deskt... More.

    reviewed on January 10, 2011