invisibliX
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Show/hide invisible files in Finder (beta).   Free
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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
Version 3.2:
  • Fix Exposé Main Window persistence.
  • Fix CPU overload on Mac OSX 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 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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invisibliX User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
(5)
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Rouleur reviewed on 20 Mar 2012
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.
[Version 3.1]


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xXAkumuXx reviewed on 23 Mar 2011
Great app! =D Does exactly what I need it to.
[Version 3.1]


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+12

Ikir reviewed on 19 Oct 2010
Pretty useful little app. Many thanks to the author.
[Version 2.5]


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+1

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Don Morris commented on 20 Nov 2009
Not as lightweight as Blind, but does what I need. The invisibliX menu doesn't show under 10.6.1.
[Version 2.4]


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+1

+49
accountclosed commented on 28 Oct 2009
Nice utility, works well under 10.5.8, though user has to go to Get Info and check both "Open in 32-bit Mode" and "Open Using Rosetta" to get the thing to launch. Thanks for the great price :) and the clean look. Note that drop window does not retain toolbar prefs on relaunch (e.g., text only). FYI to developer.
[Version 2.4]


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Rafaël-Warnault commented on 30 Jul 2009
Hey Jeremy,

Thank you for comforting!
I will implement Sparkle as soon as possible.

;-)
[Version 2.2.1]

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fishscale replied on 31 Jul 2009
Thank you so much! Gets better all the time. Now with Sparkle now under the hood I am good to go. Up and up! Cheers!
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+604
fishscale commented on 27 Jul 2009
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...
[Version 2.2.1]


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+1
jazzizm commented on 23 Jul 2009
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!
[Version 2.1]


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Tom E. Gun reviewed on 21 Jul 2009
Very simple app, easy to use and intuitive.
Really handy and whats best: its freeware!

Very well done! =)
[Version 2.0]


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almux commented on 09 Oct 2007
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...
[Version 1.1]


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Siu had trouble on 12 Jan 2012
I want to hidden my file again, how can I do it?
[Version 3.1]


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Foulger had trouble on 07 Feb 2011
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.
[Version 3.1]

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Rafaël Warnault (developer) replied on 17 Feb 2011
And, you are contacting me here… Isn't it ?

Don't forget that invisibliX is not a repair utility. It deals with hidden files, but it is highly recommanded to restrict its use to your user account file system.

invisibliX only check HFS+ hidden flag, but it exists many other ways to manage visibility status on Mac OS X (http://lists.apple.com/archives/cocoa-dev/2005/Jun/msg01436.html).

I will still have a look to symlinks and aliases resolution issue in the next release.

Thank you for feedback,
RW
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UnconventionalT had trouble on 30 Jan 2011
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
[Version 3.0]

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Rafaël Warnault (developer) replied on 06 Feb 2011
Hey,

Exposé issue was fixed in 3.1.

Best regards,
RW
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PorkPieHat had trouble on 01 Jun 2010
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.
[Version 2.5]

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Rafaël Warnault (developer) replied on 27 Jan 2011
Hey Porkpiehat,

I apologize for troubles you had with invisibliX Menu, and I hope this new 3.0 version will successfully reconcile you with my freeware. invisibliX Menu was entirely rewritten with no custom UI features, so its behavior should be more compliant with the system.

Thank you to use this app.
Best,
RW
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PorkPieHat had trouble on 01 Jun 2010
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.
[Version 2.5]


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gcoghill had trouble on 25 Sep 2007
I get a Finder error: Connection not valid (-609) when I click the "Show" icon on my Intel Macbook…
[Version 1.0]



ACEwers rated on 18 Jan 2014

[Version 3.2]



Pdandyk rated on 26 Oct 2013

[Version 3.2]



+3

Rafaël-Warnault rated on 06 Feb 2011

[Version 3.1]



+3

Rafaël-Warnault rated on 26 Jan 2011

[Version 3.0]



+3

Rafaël-Warnault rated on 26 Jan 2011

[Version 2.5]


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Version Downloads:6,131
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:13 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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