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Secret Folder

By Apimac

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Hide files and folders from the prying eyes of other people using your Mac.

The most simple and straightforward method to protect a file. 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 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 in Version 8.3

Fix release


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Customer Reviews

Super simple &super secret - sort of

This works perfectly - Now you see it & Now you don't.

It makes pretty much anything you want completely invisinle at the touch of a button, unsearchable and unknowable. Ecept for one thing. If you are hiding something from someone in particular who is goind to be seaching for it is still going to be able to know you are hiding something assuming they know about this app.

Open the app and easily add what ever it is you want to hide and you can turn off the hiding feature to individual items. But that list is there to see when the app is running. So in order to be super secret you will need to put what ever your wanting to keep secret in a decoy folder and hide that folder because the name of the folder appears in your list of hiden items. But since you can lock the app the list of what's hidden is all anyone can see.

But it works like a charm and even works on files and folders on external drives.

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.


I have a 2011 Mac Book Pro and I found that if you make a file invisible then you'll lose it forever. Sh..ty ap, I want my money back!!!! Organizes files for you without a choice-DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!

Secret Folder
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Sep 02, 2012
  • Version: 8.3
  • Size: 5.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Italian
  • Seller: Ivan Gobbo

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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