It’s easy enough to copy from one app to another, but there’s little distraction when using iOS. The Mac is a different animal and for those of us with genes damaged by years of OCD, a cluttered Mac screen is cause for undue stress. Can a click end the clutter?
Hide It With A Click
Apple has all sorts of little tricks stuffed into OS X and most of us never know what they are, let alone where they are.
For example, did you know there’s a way to hide all your open applications? Yes, it’s there, but most of us don’t know where.
What’s needed for an increase in focus, productivity, and efficiency is an app that brings out one of those somewhat hidden functions.
Enter Hides. What does it do? It hides applications. With a single click. Hides lives in the Mac’s Menubar so you can summon it to the screen with a click.
Here’s what it looks like.
See? Nothing overwhelming at all.
Pop down the menu, select Hide All Apps and the apps on your Mac’s screen disappear.
Where’d they go? Oh, they’re still running. Hides didn’t quit the apps. It just hid the apps.
Command + Tab key will let you find whichever app you need at the moment and make it visible again. One app at a time.
Hides can also work well for power users who disdain the mouse click to the Menubar and prefer the keyboard shortcuts instead. Set the global hotkey and your fingers will never need to leave the keyboard to become more productive?
More productive? Yes. More efficient? Yes. It’s all about focus. When you hide open apps like Calendar, Email, Safari, Facebook, Twitter, iMessage, and everything else that competes for your eyeballs, you can focus on the task at hand.
So, Hides helps.