If it’s not a Desktop of files, it’s folders, or photos, movie clips, snippets and other visual cruft which only seems to grow over time despite repeated attempts to prune the tree. I’ve heard it said that a clean desk is representative of a clean mind, so if you want to have a clean mind, use Camouflage.
Desktop Needs A Drawer
Back in the day when I toiled away in a cubicle farm I kept my desktop clean by using the tried and true Top Drawer method. Whatever was on my desk got shoved into the top desk drawer.
Presto change-o! Voila. Clean desktop. Camouflage works much the same way. It hides whatever is cluttering up your Mac’s Desktop with just a click to the Menubar.
All your files, folders, and other visual clutter is still there– it’s just hidden with a click so you look well organized, a precise and detail oriented employee.
No clutter on your Mac’s screen.
But, with a single click, all your files come right back into view. Camouflage did exactly what the name implies. It hid your Desktop files in plain sight.
Here’s what you get with a click.
Camouflage’s hiding powers can be invoked with a configurable keyboard shortcut. The app works as you’d expect. One click. Clean desktop.
Personally, I’ve learned to use the Finder’s window to hide the visual cruft from view, but Camouflage works very well if you need to use your Mac in a presentation where a cluttered Desktop says more about you than you want.
The reviews are generally good, and the only negative is the price, and not so much the price as the fact that there’s no try-before-you-buy option, an issue that occurs all too often for apps on the Mac App Store.