What is such an app worth to you, dear Mac user? Any Mac app that can unlock previously unknown hidden secrets– is there any other kind?– must be worth more than you would pay Adobe for Creative Cloud or Microsoft for Office? What does this app do? How does it do it? What does it cost? Why do I need it?
So Many Questions
As it turns out, whatever is hidden that isn’t hidden any longer cannot really be called a secret if others know what it is that once was hidden. Got that? Then get Deeper, the Mac’s preeminent utility which unlocks those hidden secrets so mere mortal Mac users can, well, um, use them. True story. Deeper is free.
What you get is a utility than unlocks features Apple’s famous Mac engineers deem not worthy of your time and effort. Or, they deem most Mac users not worthy of knowing such things about the Mac? Whichever it is, Deeper unlocks Finder, Dock, Safari, iTunes, and a bunch of extra functionality that has been built in to macOS from nearly forever but requires little more than a download and some point and click to activate.
For example, the General setting lets you adjust different functions, change display speeds, change the animated background, and modify various System Preference settings. All point and click.
The Dock settings let you change various effects, display only open apps in the Dock, adjust icon size, and more. Again, all point and click.
Deeper is an interesting utility because all it does is change default settings and preferences to alternatives. Don’t like the changes? Change them back with no (or, few) worries. This utility has been around for a long time and has a download available as far back as Mac OS X 10.4 which is Tiger, from 2005, a version which ran on both PowerPC Macs and Intel-based Macs.
Do you need all that Deeper can bring to your Mac? No. Free gets you a lengthy number of toggles and options to unlock or view settings which Apple’s engineers hide or turn off in macOS. It’s not the only way to find hidden features, but it’s the best way.