Apimac - Secret Folder for Mac OS X

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  1. dandy0510

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    Secret Folder for Mac OS X

    Lets you conceal folders and files. It provides you with an easy and fast way to hide personal documents.

    How to make invisible folders and files on a Mac?
    Apimac Secret Folder is a program that provides an easy and fast way to protect personal documents and avoid them being seen, modified, or erased by other users. It allows users to hide folders and their contents. Files and folders can be added by means of a single click on a choose dialog box or via drag and drop. The application is really simple to use and can be protected with a password for extra security. Secret Folders is very useful to keep your information away from prying eyes or kids who may accidentally modify or delete your files.

    Using a password: The 'Require Password' check button lets you protect the application with a password. If this option is selected, at the opening of Apimac Secret Folder a password dialog box will be displayed. To gain access to the application it will be necessary to enter the correct password.

    Notes about security: this program 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 as protecting information on removable media (as creating encrypted disk images using Compress Files) or using Mac OS X FileVault. To learn more about Protecting information on removable media and on Mac OS X FileVault open Mac OS X Finder's Help.

    New in release 4.0 are:
    • Universal Binary support (which means made to run natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac computers).
    • Improvements to product stability.
    New in release 5.0 are:
    • This release primarily adds support for Mac OS X Leopard.
    New in release '08 are:
    • New user interface making the application more intuitive and easy to use.
    • New option to make visible all the listed items at launch.
    • New option to make invisible all the listed items at quit.
    • New option to make visible an item by double-clickin on it on the item list.
    • New Reveal icon on the item list to make easy to find listed items in the Finder.
    • Various code optimizations and improvements to product stability.
    [​IMG] System Requirements:
    Any Macintosh, Power Mac, iBook, PowerBook, eMac, iMac, Mac mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro running Mac OS X 10.4 or newer.



    Source:
    http://www.apimac.com/secret_folder/
     
    #1 dandy0510, Mar 19, 2009
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    @ dandy, say if the files are under apimac, will it still be searchable under spotlight or finder? i mean from personal experience.

    thanks.
     
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    well since it's hidden, it won't show in searches
     
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    will a

    ls -a

    work against apimac?
     
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    rafael, you are correct. this will only hide the folder but not encryt it.
    i also use Espionage. :p

    PS.
    if you lost or forget the password, see troubleshooting page section.
    http://www.apimac.com/secret_folder/help/

    NOTE:
    for MAC OS X, download the Apimac Version '08 build 089.
    (or else you will get errors..)
     
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    Thank you for the links. I don't think using FileVault is a good idea since I only wanted to password-protect a folder or two. ^_^ v
     
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    Nice!!! it works, I also downloaded Espionage. Thank you for Sharing Dandy and Rafael.
     
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    I was supposed to ask this too in the other thread. @viral_variance, you can get your answer from here.
     
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