Camouflage
Camouflage
4.1

4.5

Camouflage free download for Mac

Camouflage

4.1
30 December 2014

Hides clutter on your Desktop.

Overview

Camouflage is a quick and effective way to hide Desktop clutter. Do you have way too many items on your desktop? Do you hate cleaning up that mess? Camouflage is the right utility for you. It hides all the icons and leaves nothing but the pure wallpaper

Key Features:
  • perfect system-integration: change your wallpaper and Camouflage will show the change instantly.
  • works with multiple monitors: attach new monitors and the icons will instantly be hidden.
  • drag-and-drop: drag files on the desktop and they will be copied onto your real desktop.
  • Finder integration: click the desktop and Finder will be activated and opens or selects a separate desktop window. (You can disable this with the Popup Desktop option of the menu. To still open a window, press the option-key while clicking the desktop)
  • ability to show and hide the icons (available in status item menu)
  • works with desktop managers
  • ability to 'click through' Camouflage to get the normal Desktop-Context menu (Use with caution, you may select a file and don't notice it. You may only want to use that feature if you are using FinderPop)

What's new in Camouflage

Version 4.1:
Fixed:
  • A bug that made the icons inaccessible after they were revealed again
  • Some crashes

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46 Camouflage Reviews

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incrzr
14 May 2010

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This is great, thanks a lot! One thing: while Camouflage hides the Desktop, alt-click on it to hide apps doesn't work.
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Version 1.25
Matthk
10 February 2016
Essential!
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Version 4.1
Mousee
26 November 2014
I love the app as it really allows one to avoid distraction from what's on the desktop while working. It also helps preserving the screen by not burning in those icons that are staying in the same position for ever.The only problem I had since upgrading to Mavericks (and now Yosemite) was that right clicking on the hidden desktop was not bringing the FinderPop menu anymore. That's has been fixed so thanks a lot for providing an upgrade to that great little app.
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Version 4.0
braunnizo
26 November 2014
Is there a way to get this app for free? Or maybe for 99¢ or $1.99?
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Version 4.0
2 answer(s)
karsten-1
karsten-1
02 December 2014
maybe you should just ask the developer. These kind of apps are typically created by very small teams, so if you ask politely they'll probably understand.
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Forn
Forn
30 December 2014
Yes, you are right. By far to expensive.

Use DesktopTidy instead. It is free and very powerful!

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/47160/desktoptidy/download
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AmberE2864
08 December 2013
Is there a way to use this app and still be able to view my desktops in spaces?
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Version 3.0.2
Robert-Poland
28 November 2013
After using this app for years, today I am shutting it off. In Mavericks (OS 9) with Mission Control the desk icons are continually disappearing.
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Version 3.0.2
AshBP
22 September 2012
Ah. This just makes me feel good. Like a breath of fresh air. I wish the house clutter cleaned up this easily!! Thanks, developer, for keeping this little utility going... :-)
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Version 2.2.1
OrOs
12 October 2011
Earthdesk does not work with Camouflage? Is there any plan to fix this?
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Version 2.1.1
2 answer(s)
karsten-1
karsten-1
29 May 2012
yeah, i've already contacted the earth desk developer but it's not as easy as it seemed on first look.
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karsten-1
karsten-1
02 December 2014
should work as of version 4.0
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Mr-Leo
25 August 2011
The test of the developer of this software is indeed negligent. On the last version 2.1, Shortcut key cannot be defined.
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Version 2.1
6 answer(s)
karsten-1
karsten-1
25 August 2011
here it is working properly, maybe you could explain in detail, what you tried to do and what happened?
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Mr-Leo
Mr-Leo
26 August 2011
I do not understand what you say at all. You should clearly explain the method of defining the shortcut key.
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karsten-1
karsten-1
26 August 2011
in order to use a hotkey in Camouflage to show and hide the icons, you need to go to the Camouflage preferences by clicking in the Camouflage menu item, then select preferences. In the preferences window there's a button that you can press to change the hotkey, then you enter the key-combination that you like. They key-combination that you entered will be shown in the text field next to the button. When the text has a blue background, you're changing the hotkey and when it doesn't have a blue background anymore, the hotkey is set and you can instantly use it to show and hide your icons. Here's also a youtube video that was done for Camouflage 1 some years ago. It will explain how to go to the preferences: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELd4kBV_2ds&feature=player_embedded
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Mr-Leo
Mr-Leo
26 August 2011
I wish to express my gratitude for your detailed explanation. However, "Change" button doesn't work as you say (Camouflage 2.1.1). My OS is Mac OSX 10.6.8
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karsten-1
karsten-1
27 August 2011
So what happens, when you press the "change" button? also, could you please open /Applications/Utilities/Console.app and see if there's anything logged about Camouflage, especially when you press the change button? also, maybe we should continue this troubleshooting via email, as it just fills up this review section with stuff probably totally uninteresting to other users.
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Mr-Leo
Mr-Leo
30 August 2011
Information on Camouflage was not recorded in Console log at all though it operated as you said. I do not want to waste time for Camouflage any further. I define the shortcut key by using QuicKeys instead of using the function of Camouflage. All of the other functions of Camouflage are very fine. Thanks,
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Mousee
24 August 2011
Version 2.1 has improved from the previous release (FinderPop now works fine when selecting the "Ignore mouse events..." option) but I still can't use another Wallpaper picture than the original grey one. You can choose another picture in preferences, but the Hide Icons command still shows the grey screen. Removing v2.1 and everything added by it, then going back to v 1.25 solved that problem. Mac OS X 10.7.1 here.
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Version 2.1
6 answer(s)
karsten-1
karsten-1
25 August 2011
in version 2.1 the way the current wallpaper is selected was improved a lot and should always show the correct wallpaper image. Could you tell me what settings you have for your wallpaper and what settings you have in Camouflage? What exactly is the "original gray wallpaper" you are referring to?
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Mousee
Mousee
25 August 2011
Thanks for your reply. I should have been more clear, sorry. When you hide the icons with Camouflage, all you see is the desktop color you chose in System Preferences: here it is a neutral grey. With v1.25, I can go into Camouflage preferences/Custom Wallpaper and chose another color. When I hide icons with Camouflage, the icons are hidden with the color selected in Camouflage preferences/Custom Wallpaper, and the entire desktop is using that color instead of the grey. That does not work in v2.1: hiding the icons still uses the original choice from Sys. Prefs. for the desktop image (grey) instead of the one selected in Camouflage prefs/Custom Wallpaper.
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karsten-1
karsten-1
25 August 2011
thanks for the bugreport. I see what you mean and i'll fix it in the future.
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Mousee
Mousee
18 February 2012
The Dev responded to my bug report 6 months ago. Since then, no update, no news, no sign of life. Is this application abandoned?
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karsten-1
karsten-1
18 February 2012
i've not abandoned it, but i didn't have time yet to release a new version, yet.
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Mousee
Mousee
18 February 2012
Thanks for the news, hope something comes out soon ;)
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exilederek
19 August 2011
The current update of Camouflage isn't working. After downloading the update from the Mac App Store and trying to launch it, it fails with the following error: “Camouflage.app” is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete “Camouflage.app” and download it again from the App Store. I've tried deleting and re-downloading the update, but I still get the same error.
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Version 2.1
2 answer(s)
19 August 2011
I'm having the exact same problem. Have re-downloaded three times now with no luck so far.
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exilederek
exilederek
19 August 2011
Just as a follow up, I deleted the Camouflage folder in ~/Library/Application Support and also the preferences file "com.briksoftware.Camouflage.plist" in ~/Library/Preferences and after doing this Camouflage now launches successfully.
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