There is some merit to being able to focus attention on a single app at a time, but the Mac makes it a more cumbersome exercise with open app windows, Mail, Calendar, and Notification Center alerts and alarms. If you just want to hide all the visual riffraff so you can get something done, then you need this app.
Guess What? Hides Hides
Mac users can choose from a variety of utilities which help to clear the Desktop of file and folder clutter, and organize open app Windows on the Mac’s screen.
If all you really want is just to avoid the distractions in the first place then add Hides to your Mac. As the name implies, Hides hides open app windows so you won’t see the screen clutter so you can focus on a single app.
Supposedly you’re more productive when focus your attention on a single application to get more accomplished without distractions.
Hides is almost a one-trick pony. Think of it as two tricks. One you need. One you can try out, but probably won’t need as often, but it works nonetheless.
Hides can Hide All Apps with a click to the drop down menu in the Menubar. Or, Hides can hide all but one app in Single App Mode.
Switching from one app to another when using Single App Mode in Hides is simple enough. Click on the next app’s icon in the Dock and Hides does the switch automatically, hiding the previous app and making the new app move to the front of the screen.
Hides also does the dee with global keyboard hotkeys so you won’t even have to click the Menubar. This is a simple, elegant solution to focus attention on a single task and Hides doesn’t cost as much as lunch at McDonald’s (unless all you eat is fries).