Spirited Away
Spirited Away
0.7.2

4.4

Spirited Away free download for Mac

Spirited Away0.7.2

04 November 2009

Hides inactive applications.

Overview

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 in Spirited Away

Version 0.7.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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47 Reviews of Spirited Away

5
Macolyte
04 November 2009
Version: 0.7.2

Most helpful

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.
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0.5
muuskuus
22 September 2014
Version: 0.7.2
Stopped working in 10.9.5 ;(
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5
Peterinwiesbaden
17 August 2014
Version: 0.7.2
Great app - but it lost contact to its developer - does anyone know more?
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4.5
Alex-Macinsky
16 December 2013
Version: 0.7.2
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.
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5
Bobzozus
01 June 2012
Version: 0.7.2
Works still in Lion. Keeping fingers crossed for Mountain Lion!
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5
Philosopherdog
16 December 2010
Version: 0.7.2
Totally loving this little app. Brilliant!
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Batominovski
28 November 2010
Version: 0.7.2
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.
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Nicksloan
25 November 2009
Version: 0.7.2
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.
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Wentworth3
04 November 2009
Version: 0.7.2
Link Fixed! Thanks for the update on this utility.
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5
Macolyte
04 November 2009
Version: 0.7.2
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.
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Fvdg
04 November 2009
Version: 0.7.2
Dead link...
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Jakekei
10 October 2008
Version: 0.7
Yes, 0.7 is not working in Leopard. 0.5 is not UB however I got one from http://homepage.mac.com/koh/.Public/SpiritedAway/Spirited%20AwayUB.zip this one with the option of 0.7 , is UB and works under leopard.
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Dpacania
07 May 2008
Version: 0.7
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.
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Robogobo
08 September 2007
Version: 0.7
Link for previous version?
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Case-Larsen
24 August 2007
Version: 0.7
Version 0.7 doesn't hide the windows on my OS 10.4.10 computer.
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Apikoros
21 July 2007
Version: 0.7
I used v.5 on my Intel Core Duo iMac running OS 10.4.9, and it functioned very well. I'm afraid v.7 is non-functional, so I'm reverting.
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Brianb
04 May 2007
Version: 0.7
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
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Lainhateslife
25 March 2007
Version: 0.7
yes it's true it's not working on my computer either i just got a macbook pro several days ago.
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TwisterMc
20 March 2007
Version: 0.7
Looks great but doesn't launch on 10.3.9
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5
Jteam
19 February 2007
Version: 0.7
Excellent little app, that I thought was destined to be forever non-UB (and thus banished from my new computer) has been resurrected as a UB. Hurrah!
(0)
Hickory
20 July 2006
Version: 0.5
It would be good to get an Intel-compatible version - the developer site is down and there's no source code available.
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Isaac-Newton
04 March 2006
Version: 0.5
Really great utility to keep visual distractions to a minimum. I use it with MenuShade and FocusLayer. All apps work with Tiger and are free and available on MacUpdate :) I'd like to be able to change the time to hide with the slider all the way down to 1 second or instant if possible (currently only goes down to 30 seconds). The preference pane also pops up when the program starts. Thanks for the program.
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5
Anonymous
22 October 2005
Version: 0.5
Miyazaki's most thrillingest,sweetest,and frightningest feture yet
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4.5
Bill-B
10 August 2005
Version: 0.5
Hey! A really nice little app! I agree with bamse, though. A choice of menubar or dock item would be nice. The menubar tends to get crowded. There is a suggestion in the release notes to delete it's preference file to clear up the problem with the preference pane appearing every time it's started, but it hasn't worked for me.
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5
Anonymous
09 May 2005
Version: 0.5
any unix-type person looking for multiple desktops for osx needs to check this out immediately! now i need to find a spirited away kind of thing for gnome...
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5
Anonymous
08 May 2005
Version: 0.5
sorry about the "backup your claims" in my previous post. Spirited Away is part of a balanced Mac diet for heavy users.
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5
Anonymous
18 March 2005
Version: 0.4
Ace! No featuritis, low CPU load and genuinely useful!
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4.75
Anonymous
22 February 2005
Version: 0.4
This is so far my favourite solution for keeping the screen clean from too many windows. At first I used a utility called AutoHide, which I feel is worthy mentioning too, but the way Spirited Away works simply suits me better. One minor issue has been that the menu item eventually becomes unresponsive, i.e. until I doubleclick the application. But usually I really don't need to access the menu item, so... well, it's kind of cute but nevertheless occupies space on my 12" iBook and I would appreciate the option to hide it. Thanks! :-)
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4.75
Anonymous
10 November 2004
Version: 0.4
Any chance of getting the source for this released? I want it to work completely in the background, without a menu item. One star off for having too many features.
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Anonymous
07 November 2004
Version: 0.4
If Apple has listed this app on its Mac OS X Downloads page, than it's a worthy app
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4.5
Anonymous
03 November 2004
Version: 0.3
Works great no crashes so far. I use it in conjunction with "speed freak" and it's a great marriage. I wish there was an option to set the delay for each application instead of universally. GREAT JOB!!!
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Anonymous
21 October 2004
Version: 0.3
seems like a good idea. but after launching it, I couldn't use any command-keys in any application. i.e. pressing CMD-H to hide the app would do nothing (nor would any other key combo). seems like it was eating the events. so i'll wait on this one.
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4.75
Anonymous
20 October 2004
Version: 0.3
The last post seems little off to me. From what I can tell the developer is simply making use of the built in hide command in OSX. I am on a powerbook G4 and experience no speed problems restoring apps.
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Tim Swan
18 October 2004
Version: 0.2
I deleted this application immediately after running it because it slowed the normal operation of the finder so much my Dual G5 became unusable -- it appeared that the entire machine was locking up every time I tried to change to a hidden app. Based on my experience I'd give it one star, but perhaps it was something about my particular setup that it didn't like. At any rate, be warned.
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4.5
Anonymous
18 October 2004
Version: 0.2
Hmm.. I'll keep using 0.1 with LSUIElement in the Info.plist. My menubar is already overcrowded - this works well enough that I don't need or want a menu item to mess with it.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 0.2
Great Idea! And 0% CPU Load. Awesome job! Could you add a renice feature also? So that after a period of inactivity you RENICE the the busy apps to take on a user specifed percentage of what was given to the old ones? That would be awesome! Thanks, Evan Evans
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Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 0.2
great idea! The one feature I'd love to see added is exclusion of applications that get spirited away.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 0.2
Great little utility, but please do something about the preferences. It pops up everytime you start the app. I have set it to Startup Items, so thats very annoying.
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Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 0.1
Finally, I release new version. and it was changed application style from Standard Application to Menu Bar. Thanks for your feedbacks.
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Anonymous
08 October 2004
Version: 0.1
You can 'hack' Spirited Away yourself to get rid of its dock icon - just add LSUIElement = 1 to its Info.plist.
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Anonymous
08 September 2004
Version: 0.1
I'm having some trouble with Spirited Away on OS 10.3.5. When I launch the application, the "Hide..." option becomes grayed out in certain applications, seemingly at random. Certain apps also won't move to the front when clicked on. These problems reliably disappear when I quit Spirited Away. Anyone else with similar problems?
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4.75
Mugget
08 September 2004
Version: 0.1
wow, cool stuff. :D i've just got it on my Mac, havne't left it alone long enough to see it hide anything yet, but great stuff. and very low CPU usage, really good. update> it just hid an app when i left it for a bit. kind of a shock, i saw it disappear and thought it had crashed! but it's okay, Spirited Away just hid it. :)
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4
Anonymous
07 September 2004
Version: 0.1
the app looks simple but what I like most about it is that it takes little CPU%. This is so important for software that are meant to be working in the background.
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Drikin317
05 September 2004
Version: 0.1
Thanks for some comments. I'm very glad to see its. Spirited Away is my first Cocoa Application it was published. I think that next version impliment exclusion list. and I think about Dock icon too. Thanks again. I'm Japanese developer. I can't speak English well sorry:-(
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Anonymous
05 September 2004
Version: 0.1
Any chance of a source code release so I could try back-porting it to Jaguar?
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Anonymous
05 September 2004
Version: 0.1
NOt a bad idea - 2 suggestions though. Add an exceptions list (as has been stated), and perhaps give an option to hide the dock icon - and have a menu item instead - or a floating window, or something...
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5
Anonymous
05 September 2004
Version: 0.1
Made me think "Damn, why didn't I think of that... It's like a dozen lines of code" I thought it'd be one of those 'neat' UI gimmicks that I'd download and trash, but it's actually improving the way I use my Mac. My screen is just so less cluttered now, with no action on my part other than launching this app. Exclusion list would be nice. as would hiding the dock icon. It's nice and all, but it's taking up space.
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4.25
Anonymous
05 September 2004
Version: 0.1
To author: Excellent idea! It would be nice to have an exclusion list in the Preferences... what do you think?
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