Hides 5.9

Boost up your productivity by hiding certain program windows from your screen.
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Awards: Mac Informer Editor Rating 4
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Hides is a utility designed for people who wish stay focused on their work, without being distracted by the windows of other running tools. With just a few clicks, it conceals all programs except the tool you're currently using. This way, you can boost up your productivity and focus your attention only on your work.

This tool lives on your Menu Bar from where you can easily access its main capabilities (Hide All Apps, Hide All Apps Except Active App, and Enable Focus Mode) and the Preferences panel. You don't need much computer experience in order to work with this program as it's packed with easy-to-configure settings. Furthermore, it immediately applies the necessary changes, without slowing down your Mac in the process.

Another advantage is that you can define shortcut keys for immediately completing the 3 aforementioned tasks.

Two features are still missing from this tool: an option to unhide the utilities and the ability to also conceal the desktop icons.

Still, Hides worked perfectly the entire testing period, without slowing down my system or displaying any errors. So, you should give it a try if you're looking for a quick and simple way to hide the windows from your desktop.

AG Senior editor
Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • You can define global hotkeys to immediately hide windows or enable Focus mode
  • Works fast
  • You can enable the Focus mode only for certain programs


  • Lacks an option to reveal the hidden tools
  • Lacks an option to hide desktop icons


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