One of the easier ways is the old ‘out of sight, out of mind‘ method. The thought here is that if a thief cannot find something worthwhile on your Mac, they probably won’t steal anything. I don’t buy that argument but hiding files has some merit. Here’s how to do it with an app.
Invisible Makes Files Invisible
The app is called Invisible. Clever name, no? To make a file invisible, all you have to do is drag it onto Invisible and it becomes invisible.
Actually, to be honest, the file isn’t really invisible, but you can’t see it unless you’re really a Mac geek or you have the Invisible app.
It’s unlikely you would want to use Invisible for every file in your Mac’s Documents folder, but it’s doable.
Even better is Invisible’s quick and easy way to hide from view files, or folders full of files with drag and drop simplicity.
So, if you have some incriminating photos of the boss (or, yourself) in a compromising position (so to speak), they can be hidden by Invisible.
Invisible can password protect access to the app so only you will be able to find the files. And, Invisible lists the files so they’re easily restored to, well, uh, visibility.
That’s about as easy as an app can get to hide a selection of important files or folders of files you’d prefer no one else know about– incriminating photos, or stolen documents come to mind.
Invisible isn’t a perfect solution, but it’s fast and simple security. Out of sight, out of mind can be useful.