Spirited Away
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Spirited Away checks each running application's activity, and if an application isn't active for a certain fixed time, Spirited Away hides the application automatically. It is, in effect, Spirited Away :-)
What's New
Version 0.7.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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Spirited Away User Discussion (Write a Review)
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-6

Alex-Macinsky reviewed on 16 Dec 2013
Great little app. Still working in Maverick 10.9. I wish there was an option to change the hiding time to 0, so it would hide other apps right away instead of waiting the minimum 1 second.
[Version 0.7.2]


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+36

Bobzozus reviewed on 01 Jun 2012
Works still in Lion. Keeping fingers crossed for Mountain Lion!
[Version 0.7.2]


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+21

Philosopherdog reviewed on 16 Dec 2010
Totally loving this little app. Brilliant!
[Version 0.7.2]


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Batominovski commented on 28 Nov 2010
It would be great if we can add some applications to the exclude list permanently. By "permanently" I mean that the system will remember the apps that have been added to the list, even after restarting. (I always have to manually add Safari and Finder to the exclude list manually, and this can sometimes be annoying.)

PS: Please let me know if someone knows how to make a permanent exclude list for Spirited Away.
[Version 0.7.2]

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+30
Cottser replied on 15 Dec 2011
I remember the exclude list being permanent before, but either my memory is bad or the feature doesn't work that way anymore. I'm on Snow Leopard, could have been lost in an OS update since the last version of the app came out in 2009 :(
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+1
Goldfive replied on 08 Dec 2012
There's a bug on newer OS X systems which doesn't save the exclude list when changing it.

Workaround: open the preferences, change the time to hide, close the preferences. When changing the time to hide you trigger the save preferences which also saves the exclude list.
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+1

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Tae Young Kim tipped on 10 Apr 2010
Link is changed. (due to url change of dropbox scheme)

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1025/spiritedaway/Spirited%20Away.zip
[Version 0.7.2]


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+67
Nicksloan commented on 25 Nov 2009
This is a very neat little app, but I wish the status item could be greyed when SA is deactivated. I would suggest this direct to the developer, but I can find no way to contact them.
[Version 0.7.2]


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+3
Wentworth3 commented on 04 Nov 2009
Link Fixed! Thanks for the update on this utility.
[Version 0.7.2]


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+3

+40

Macolyte reviewed on 04 Nov 2009
I've been running Spirited Away for a year or two, and I don't know what computing would be without it. It does what it does, invisibly, with access right there on your menu bar. Brilliant software.
[Version 0.7.2]


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-24
Fvdg commented on 04 Nov 2009
Dead link...
[Version 0.7.2]


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+17
Nmege tipped on 13 Oct 2009
in v.0.7 under Leopard (10.5.7): the app doesn't show up in the dock nor task bar BUT in the menu bar. It took me some time to notice its icon up there (i have a big screen) and i would suggest the owner to include an introductory message at first launch, with an "open preferences" option.
[Version 0.7]


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+1
dpacania had trouble on 06 May 2008
0.7 didn't work in leopard - but 0.5 is working just fine! very helpful app for those who need help with concentration but need to multi task as needed.
[Version 0.7]


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+6
robogobo had trouble on 08 Sep 2007
Link for previous version?
[Version 0.7]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 08 Sep 2007
All you have to do is click on the 'More Information' link on the MacUpdate page for Spirited Away which will take you to the developer's site and you can find the previous versions there.
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+6
robogobo replied on 08 Sep 2007
thanks!
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brianb had trouble on 04 May 2007
Console logs from an attempted launch on 10.3.9

dyld: /Users/brianbowling/Applications/Spirited Away.app/Contents/MacOS/Spirited Away Undefined symbols:

/Users/brianbowling/Applications/Spirited Away.app/Contents/MacOS/Spirited Away undefined reference to _NSViewAnimationEffectKey expected to be defined in Cocoa

/Users/brianbowling/Applications/Spirited Away.app/Contents/MacOS/Spirited Away undefined reference to _NSViewAnimationEndFrameKey expected to be defined in Cocoa

/Users/brianbowling/Applications/Spirited Away.app/Contents/MacOS/Spirited Away undefined reference to _NSViewAnimationFadeInEffect expected to be defined in Cocoa

/Users/brianbowling/Applications/Spirited Away.app/Contents/MacOS/Spirited Away undefined reference to _NSViewAnimationFadeOutEffect expected to be defined in Cocoa

/Users/brianbowling/Applications/Spirited Away.app/Contents/MacOS/Spirited Away undefined reference to _NSViewAnimationStartFrameKey expected to be defined in Cocoa

/Users/brianbowling/Applications/Spirited Away.app/Contents/MacOS/Spirited A
[Version 0.7]


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lainhateslife had trouble on 25 Mar 2007
yes it's true it's not working on my computer either i just got a macbook pro several days ago.
[Version 0.7]

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+1
kaviaz commented on 30 Mar 2007
Disable English AND Use Japanese. Then it'l work.

-25

Pinbacker rated on 16 May 2012

[Version 0.7.2]



Batominovski rated on 05 Jan 2011

[Version 0.7.2]


Downloads:80,251
Version Downloads:39,330
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:04 Nov 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Spirited Away checks each running application's activity, and if an application isn't active for a certain fixed time, Spirited Away hides the application automatically. It is, in effect, Spirited Away :-)