Release Date: November 11, 2007
Minimum Requirements: Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger
70,205 (38,430 this version)
A Disappearing Act
Files and folders dropped into the magic hat instantly disappear from the Finder. More amazing, these files escape even the powerful search technology of Spotlight, preventing someone from seeing or searching for those files you just don't want found.
Don't Forget the Magic Words
Not to worry though, say the magic (pass)word and you can pull any file you've hidden from the hat simply by selecting it from the popup menu on the back. You may password protect this menu, so that not even the names of these files are visible to those who desire to learn your secrets.
To use Abracadabra, click and drag a file or folder from the Finder. Then, before releasing the mouse, activate Dashboard using either the hotkey (F12, by default) or a hot-corner. The files will remain in your hands once in Dashboard so you can drop them into the hat.
Please note that this widget merely hides your files from all but the most savvy computer users. However, it does not intend nor guarantee to prevent compromise of your files from other security concerns. For true protection of sensitive data, please look into the File Vault software supplied by Apple and built-in to Mac OSX Tiger. This widget is provided "as is", and Interdimension Media assumes no responsibility for permanent loss of files or folders resulting from its use.*
*Note that Abracadabra merely remembers the paths to files. If you inadvertently alter the path to a hidden file by moving its parent directories, the magic will be lost and the file will not reappear.
- Instantly hide sensitive files or folders
- Prevents Spotlight searches from locating hidden files
- Password protect the contents of your magic hat
New in Version 1.2
- Leopard compatibility