invisibliX
invisibliX
3.2

4.2

invisibliX free download for Mac

invisibliX3.2

13 October 2013

Show/hide invisible files in Finder.

Overview

Note: invisibliX is no longer under development, but the download is still available

invisibliX is a little Cocoa utility application to manage hidden items in the Finder. You can easily show/hide hidden files and folders in your Finder, and change their hidden flag.

What's new in invisibliX

Version 3.2:
  • Fix Exposé Main Window persistence.
  • Fix CPU overload on OS X 10.9 Maverick
  • Fix Preferences Window that does not open at the first time
  • Fix "Show in Finder" contextual menu action in Main Window
  • Add an actions History in Preferences
  • Add French localization
  • Minimum system requirement is now OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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How would you rate invisibliX app?

20 Reviews of invisibliX

5
brent-27
18 October 2018
Version: 3.2

Most helpful

I LOVE this app and have used it for many years with never a glitch. Thank you Rafael.
(1)
5
brent-27
18 October 2018
Version: 3.2
I LOVE this app and have used it for many years with never a glitch. Thank you Rafael.
(1)
4
erhans5431
29 August 2017
Version: 3.2
It's pretty simple.
(0)
3
AaronPDX
13 March 2015
Version: 3.2
This is a very handy app. But Rafael, could you please allow for multiple files to be changed at once? Routinely, my Mac disappears ALL my desktop icons. Drag-dropping and checkmarking each of 20 files gets old quick. How about ability to drag a selection onto the window and adjust them all at once? That would bump up my review to 5 stars for sure. Thanks!
(0)
3
Rouleur
21 March 2012
Version: 3.1
Just downloaded ver. 3.1. Previously I used a much older version that had some serious bugs but got done what I needed. I very much like the new interface but there's a new bug that's annoying. I'm not able to select more than one file at a time. I tried shift-clicking and drawing a box around the desired files with no luck. I can only select one file at a time. For instance, I tried to select a group of files and copy them elsewhere. It won't work. Instead, I have to select one file at a time, copy it, then return and do the same with the next file. A royal pain in the butt. Because there's no help in the help menu, it took some wasted time to learn how to use the thing. The new version differs considerably from the older version I used and expected it to work similarly. Again, I like the new interface but it would have been nice to have had some idea what the heck I was doing. Lastly, it's not very reassuring that there's no way to contact the developer to inform him/her of bugs. What if a released version caused serious problems that would require the project to be temporarily pulled? The developer would have no notification of the damage that's being caused. That fact alone should make prospective users nervous.
(0)
Siu
12 January 2012
Version: 3.1
I want to hidden my file again, how can I do it?
(0)
5
xXAkumuXx
23 March 2011
Version: 3.1
Great app! =D Does exactly what I need it to.
(2)
Foulger
07 February 2011
Version: 3.1
Would be nice to be able to contact the author. I recently had to clone a system from a damaged HD with one bad block. When the clone was completed, all the invisible folders (eg usr, var etc) were visible. This handy little app made them invisible again but the aliases (eg var) although were marked as invisible by the app, still showed up as visible in the HD.
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UnconventionalT
30 January 2011
Version: 3.0
Issue persists in version 3.0, after closing the main menu, in Expose, your window shows up (invisible, of course). Would it not be better to terminate the window completely? Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/942685/Persistant_Window_InvisibliX.png
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5
Ikir
19 October 2010
Version: 2.5
Pretty useful little app. Many thanks to the author.
(0)
PorkPieHat
01 June 2010
Version: 2.5
invisibliX 2.5 COULD be my favorite app for quickly and easily toggling the Finder's 'Show Hidden Files in the Finder' preference, and THANKS to its developers for making it free! However, it has some MAJOR PROBLEMS that make it too annoying to use until it's fixed: 1) When I click on the invisibliX menubar icon on my 13" MacBook, the drop-down menu drops down as expected. But, after I've made my selection from it, the drop-down menu DOES NOT DISAPPEAR as it should! And because some applications have lots of menubar items that force out other left-of-center icons, in order to make invisibliX's stuck drop-down menu go away I must first switch to the Finder to make the invisibliX menubar icon reappear, and only then can I click on it to make its drop-down menu go away! This is a MAJOR PROBLEM, and I'm amazed that no one has yet commented about it here. It also happens on my 20" iMac, so it can't be a machine-specific issue or a problem that only affects small displays. 2) invisibliX's icon is the least important item in my 13" MacBook's menubar, so I want it to display as far to the left as possible in case some other app's menus force my left-most menubar icons out. Around half of the times that I enable the invisiblix menubar icon in its Preferences and then quit invisibliX, its menubar icon disappears! I have to go through the process one or two more times just to get the its menubar icon to stick! This also is a major problem, especially since its menubar icon never shows up in the same location after restarting my Mac -- sometimes it displays on the far left, and sometimes in the middle -- so I have to disable and then re-enable its icon at least once just to get it to display on the far left side of the menubar. There's at least one other problem with this version, but I can't remember it just now. And since I'm also sending this info to invisibliX's devs, they'll have their hands full for awhile anyway. My Macs: A 2.4 GHz Core2Duo Unibody Aluminum 13" MacBook with 4 GB of RAM running Mac OS 10.6.3; & A 2.16 GHz Core2Duo 20" iMac with 2 GB of RAM also running OS 10.6.3.
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PorkPieHat
01 June 2010
Version: 2.5
invisibliX 2.5 COULD be my favorite app for quickly and easily toggling the Finder's 'Show Hidden Files in the Finder' preference, and THANKS to its developers for making it free! However, it has some MAJOR PROBLEMS that make it too annoying to use until it's fixed: 1) When I click on the invisibliX menubar icon on my 13" MacBook, the drop-down menu drops down as expected. But, after I've made my selection from it, the drop-down menu DOES NOT DISAPPEAR as it should! And because some applications have lots of menubar items that force out other left-of-center icons, in order to make invisibliX's stuck drop-down menu go away I must first switch to the Finder to make the invisibliX menubar icon reappear, and only then can I click on it to make its drop-down menu go away! This is a MAJOR PROBLEM, and I'm amazed that no one has yet commented about it here. It also happens on my 20" iMac, so it can't be a machine-specific issue or a problem that only affects small displays. 2) invisibliX's icon is the least important item in my 13" MacBook's menubar, so I want it to display as far to the left as possible in case some other app's menus force my left-most menubar icons out. Around half of the times that I enable the invisiblix menubar icon in its Preferences and then quit invisibliX, its menubar icon disappears! I have to go through the process one or two more times just to get the its menubar icon to stick! This also is a major problem, especially since its menubar icon never shows up in the same location after restarting my Mac -- sometimes it displays on the far left, and sometimes in the middle -- so I have to disable and then re-enable its icon at least once just to get it to display on the far left side of the menubar. There's at least one other problem with this version, but I can't remember it just now. And since I'm also sending this info to invisibliX's devs, they'll have their hands full for awhile anyway. My Macs: A 2.4 GHz Core2Duo Unibody Aluminum 13" MacBook with 4 GB of RAM running Mac OS 10.6.3; & A 2.16 GHz Core2Duo 20" iMac with 2 GB of RAM also running OS 10.6.3.
(0)
Don-Morris
21 November 2009
Version: 2.4
Not as lightweight as Blind, but does what I need. The invisibliX menu doesn't show under 10.6.1.
(1)
Rafaël-Warnault
30 July 2009
Version: 2.2.1
Hey Jeremy, Thank you for comforting! I will implement Sparkle as soon as possible. ;-)
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Fishscale
27 July 2009
Version: 2.2.1
Since this is freeware it is a pain to keep up with the current version as you submit a new version twice a week at least. I appreciate the price and updates very much, please don't get me wrong, but could you implement sparkle or some other auto-update feature for us that don't have time to check for new versions all the time? Thank you, I like the product... seems useful so far, I hope it continues to grow...
(0)
Jazzizm
23 July 2009
Version: 2.1
Be very careful with this app. Just now I tried to trash a hidden file from the app. When I finally managed to force-quit the rm command that was launched from invisibliX the m*****f***** had already erased half of my applications folder. Yikes!
(0)
5
Tom-E-Gun
21 July 2009
Version: 2.0
Very simple app, easy to use and intuitive. Really handy and whats best: its freeware! Very well done! =)
(2)
almux
09 October 2007
Version: 1.1
Just downloaded the little invisibliX app and also need some more infos before i go droping stuff into it... Just want to be sure how to get things back and how i can insure that files are realy secure...
(0)
5
Leonedo
25 September 2007
Version: 1.0
works great.. i get a little grafic glitch when i press the buttoms... nice program ;)
(1)
gcoghill
25 September 2007
Version: 1.0
I get a Finder error: Connection not valid (-609) when I click the "Show" icon on my Intel Macbook…
(0)
mghty
25 September 2007
Version: 1.0
And how is it supposed to work? Would be nice to kno. Till then a complete useless product.
(0)
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4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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