UberMask
UberMask 2.1.4
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UberMask hides files and folders on your Mac, quick and easy.

Use UberMask, a MacWorld MacGem 2011 pick, to hide your private data from curious eyes with cyberspeed. And there is no chance that your family members, collegues or friends stumble across your files and folders when using your Mac.

Even Spotlight will not find your hidden data!

Neither the Finder nor Spotlight will be able to detect the hidden data. You can always run UberMask to see which files are hidden thoughout your disks, to hide more files or to reveal
What's New
Version 2.1.4:
  • User Interface Improvements
  • Improved Introduction
  • 64-bit Support
  • Fixes minor bugs
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



MacUpdate - UberMask




  • Cloak
    +2

  • MacHider
    +2

  • Secret Folder
    +1

  • Houdini
    +1

  • ShowHiddenFile...
    +1

  • Espionage
    +1
UberMask User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(6)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(17)

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Doug Eddy reviewed on 19 Sep 2011
I had posted I had a problem with the 2.0.2 update. The support people were incredible! Quickly responded to my problem, we exchanged several e-mails as they guided me through a process to see if we could locate the missing file. Did not find it but it was an inconsequential one because I was experimenting to see how the program worked. Helped me with another question. Did this over several days. Excellent support. Great little program. I highly recommend both the program and the developers!

Don't know if my erroneous clicking the stars posted or not. This is the actual one.
[Version 2.0.2]


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Lounge Deluxe commented on 04 Sep 2011
I'm definately interested in the new multiple partition and volumes feature, but is there an upgrade fee from version 1 to 2.0? Dev's website doesn't seem to mention this.
[Version 2.0]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 04 Sep 2011
Hello. Thank you for your question. This is a free update :-)

Just open UberMask and select HELP -> Search for updates... to install version 2.0.
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Dale Garrison reviewed on 02 Sep 2011
Wow. I thought this was a good program but it didn't work on partitions/drives separate from the OS. For me, that was a deal breaker.
This obviously passionate developer solved that problem with a very cool update. It's blazing fast and brainless to use.
[Version 2.0]


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Dale Garrison commented on 12 Aug 2011
This appears to be a good program fairly well executed. However, it's almost useless for me because IT ONLY WORKS ON THE SYSTEM VOLUME.

I realize not everyone utilizes partitions for ease of backup, maintenance, etc., but I do and most of my sensitive data is on volumes other than the OS volume—the same drive, but different partitions.

Glad I got this on sale!
[Version 1.2]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 13 Aug 2011
Hello Dale,

thank you for your review here. I am sorry that you did not have had the time to test the free demo version Mac Update provides with the links above. Just one question: If UberMask works well on the drive - what is the reason for a one star rating? Normally you rate a software on how it works and not on how you want a software to be. This is neither fair play for the software developer, nor for other customers.

Don't get me wrong: I do not mind if you critizise the lack of multiple drive support or demand such a feature. But then please do not use the rating feature.

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann (nova media)
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Max_G replied on 18 Aug 2011
I also bought it too quick... I use a SSD startup-disk in my MBP and my homefolder is on the regular drive. Alas... UM doesn't work then.
Nova Media: any chance this could be changed in the future?
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 19 Aug 2011
Hi Max. We will have a discussion about the upcoming features early next week. The most requested feature is support or more partitions / drives :-)
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Dale Garrison replied on 19 Aug 2011
Support for more partitions/drives would be huge. This app is easy to use and well written, but that one limit (no doubt related to Apple's system) is problematic.
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 25 Aug 2011
Hi Dale,

we are working on supporting partitions and additional drives as I write this :-) Thanks again for the input!
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Max_G replied on 25 Aug 2011
Now, that's what I call quick action Nova Media!
Look forward to the progress!
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 30 Aug 2011
Hi Dale. Could you contact me at fuellemann@novamedia.de ? We will have the support for more partitions soon and I would love to hear your feedback on the new version...

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann (nova media)
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 02 Sep 2011
Hi,

version 2.0 now suppors multiple volumes and partitions. Enjoy!
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Misha replied on 04 Sep 2011
Dale - I've changed your 1-star review to just a comment since v.2 supports other volumes now.
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Brainland reviewed on 12 Aug 2011
So, hab eben dies Programm gekauft, hatte anfänglich einige irritierte Momente doch nun wird alles gut laufen. Ist ideal, weil ich bald in die Klinik muss und kann somit fein die wichtigen Sachen verbergen. Möge die Vollnarkose nicht meine Erinnerung für meine pers. Tastenkombinationen auslöschen.
Das Programm kann ich unbedingt empfehlen!!!!
[Version 1.2]


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rojobo reviewed on 09 Jul 2011
Geweldig programma, Als jarenlang gebruiker van "Hide Folders" eindelijk een programma met meer mogelijkheden. Ik ken als geen ander het belang van files te beveiligen op de Mac en er geen simpeler mogelijkheid dan Ubermask.
(Written in Dutch)
[Version 1.2]


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bugnetting reviewed on 23 Mar 2011
At first it did what it said on the tin. Then the app started to "forget" which files it had hidden. Luckily I was able to find another app to un-invisible *all* of the invisible files on my computer, then I used Terminal to manually remove the invisible-creating dot at the beginning of the file name.

When it works flawlessly, it will be useful. For now, I'd rather not risk losing track of my files and directories again.
[Version 1.1]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 24 Mar 2011
Hello, sorry for the hassle. When you open ÜberMask, you can use the "Scan HardDisk" command to let all files show, which have been turned invisible by ÜberMask. So you do not have to use a separate tool. I wonder why ÜberMask forget things - I did not happen in our tests. Did you use any kind of system tools like Cocktail or similar? Or did you restore a backup? It would be nice if we could solve this. Anyway, just drop me a line at info@novamedia.de

Thanks,

Jan Fuellemann
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bugnetting replied on 24 Mar 2011
Hello Jan,

Thank you for the quick reply. I tried the Scan Hard Disk function twice, and neither time it was able to see the directories that I had hidden with ÜberMask.

I used inVisibles 1.5 to reveal all of the invisible files on my drive.

Could there be a problem with hiding a directory that has a space in the name? Both of the problem directories contained two words.

Thanks,
Travis
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 24 Mar 2011
Hi Travis,

thank you! As it is around 9 pm here, I will talk to the developer tomorrow about this issue. I do not think a space in the filename is relevant but I am sure the developer has a few more questions and suggestions.

Thanks again for your reply,

Jan Fuellemann
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 25 Mar 2011
Hi Trevis,

we have an idea. When you hide files using ÜberMask and then use a tool to show you all hidden files, you will see an alias of each file hidden by ÜberMask.

If you delete this alias, which is normally not visible, then the information gets lost, that this file is managed by ÜberMask. And thus ÜberMask forget things.

Do you know if you used another tool to make hidden files visible? Or restored a backup?

Thanks again!

Jan
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bugnetting replied on 25 Mar 2011
No, I did not knowingly delete any aliases for the hidden files.

I had a thought, though: You have a function called "Release." Does this tell UberMask to un-hide an object, or to no longer track its visible/hidden status? I was confused between "Reveal" and "Release". Perhaps I clicked the wrong one?
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 28 Mar 2011
Hi,

when you release a file or folder, ÜberMask will render it visible and will not track it any more.

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann
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bugnetting replied on 28 Mar 2011
In my case, it seemed to have done the no longer track function, but didn't do the visible one :-(
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 16 Sep 2011
Hi bugnetting,

the latest versions of UberMask did fix this bug. You can download and install it, all further hidden files will not be affected any more. If there are still files not to be found, they are still there - please contact me at fuellemann (at) novamedia.de for a solution.

Kind reagrds,

Jan Fuellemann
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+3

Milka1260 reviewed on 19 Mar 2011
Un programme très intéressant, simple à utiliser et qui fait bien son boulot.
[Version 1.1]

1 Reply

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Milka1260 replied on 19 Mar 2011
Thanks to Jan, just received the SN for the french review.
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+1

Mcpoldy reviewed on 18 Jan 2011
Ich bin durch einen Freund auf dieses Tool aufmerksam geworden, da er gerne Videos bei YouTube einstellt. Da ich dieses ebenfalls mache, habe ich mir das Programm mal genauer angesehen und muss sagen, es ist die derzeit rund 10€ auf alle Fälle wert.

Für mich liegt wie oben beschrieben, der praktische Nutzen in der Möglichkeit, meine privaten Dateien schnell ausblenden zu können und dann bei einem Screencast nicht darauf achten zu müssen.

Die Bedienung ist auch schnell gelernt, auch wenn es erst nicht so ganz wollte, wie ich, nach einem zweiten Start des Tools hat es allerdings alles gemacht.

Für mich ist die Tastenkombination nicht so wichtig, aber macht das alles natürlich schon recht bequem.

Fazit
Das Programm macht was es soll, was man von vielen anderen Tools nicht behaupten kann, damit bekommt es von mir eine 1 drauf mit Mappe :)

Jens
blog4it.de
[Version 1.1]

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Sandwich replied on 01 Mar 2011
Guess what? This is an English language website.
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Dieppa replied on 01 Mar 2011
@Sandwich
Guess what? You should have taken a foreign language in high school and college.
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 02 Mar 2011
Hi. I am glad this software is used by customers all over the world :-) And I am willing to give away a free license for the first post in any language which has not been used for an UberMask review yet. So go ahead and review the demo, post a review in english and mail me at info@novamedia.de :-))
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Flip2403 reviewed on 06 Jan 2011
Ich bin heute auf ÜberMask von NovaMedia aufmerksam geworden - ein Tool, um vorher ausgewählte Daten per Boss-Key vor ungewollten Blicken (hört sich verboten an - ist es aber nicht wirklich ) zu schützen...



Genauer: Ich suchte ein einfaches Tool, mit dem ich Statistiken, Tabellen und Auswertungen gezielt vor fremdem Zugriff zu schützen kann und sie genauso einfach wieder aufrufen kann.



Gesucht - gefunden...



Nachdem das Tool installiert ist, bekommt man eine kurze Anweisung, wie der Shortcuts definiert sind, und schwupps - schon kann man in einem Dateibrowser die Dateien und Ordner definieren, die "versteckbar" sein sollen.



Kurz per Drag-n-Drop die Ordner in den Browser geschoben und schon ist der Ordner verschwunden. Das Tool kann nun geschlossen werden. Ein gekonnter Handgriff, der mit zwei Händen ausgeführt werden muss, und schon sind die Daten in Form eines Images wieder auf dem Desktop, sodass sie weiterverarbeitet werden können. Ein weiterer Tastendruck - und weg sind sie...



Einfach und effektiv - so wie es eigentlich sein sollte.



Tooles Tool, einziger Wehmutstropfen - 19,95 EUR... Aber für die Daten, die nicht wirklich Jedem zugänglich gemacht werden sollen, werden sie mir wohl Wert sein.
[Version 1.0.2]

1 Reply

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 18 Jan 2011
Extra für Dich haben wir den Preis auf 9.95 Euro gesenkt :-)
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Showells rated on 22 Oct 2012

[Version 2.1.4]



victorlage rated on 04 Feb 2012

[Version 2.1.4]



Norman rated on 11 Jan 2012

[Version 2.1.4]



+48

ric0ric rated on 09 Nov 2011

[Version 2.1.4]



Bill-Brady rated on 23 Sep 2011

[Version 2.0.2]



+35

Fuellemann rated on 13 Aug 2011

[Version 1.2]



lpboyd rated on 12 Aug 2011

[Version 1.2]



edgodesky rated on 12 Aug 2011

[Version 1.2]



Frantiko rated on 12 Aug 2011

[Version 1.2]



+3

3monkies rated on 25 Apr 2011

[Version 1.1]


Downloads:6,431
Version Downloads:1,545
Type:Utilities : System
License:Demo
Date:08 Nov 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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UberMask hides files and folders on your Mac, quick and easy.

Use UberMask, a MacWorld MacGem 2011 pick, to hide your private data from curious eyes with cyberspeed. And there is no chance that your family members, collegues or friends stumble across your files and folders when using your Mac.

Even Spotlight will not find your hidden data!

Neither the Finder nor Spotlight will be able to detect the hidden data. You can always run UberMask to see which files are hidden thoughout your disks, to hide more files or to reveal files.

Hide all selected data with a simple key stroke

Choose a hotkey combination and activate it anytime to hide your data. The UberMask app does not have run or be launched for the hotkeys to operate. It works like magic and keeps your conscience clean whenever your Mac is used by someone else.

Mac|Life Rated: Good
If you're a secret keeper, ÜberMask is useful and inconspicuous. It's not hacker-proof, but it'll certainly keep your confidential files and folders safe from the prying eyes of coworkers, kids, or your partner.

For Mac Eyes Only Rated: 4 out of 5 Macs
If you have need for something like ÜberMask for simple file security, then I recommend giving it a try. Yes, this is something you could do on your own without ÜberMask, but this app makes it easy to do, meaning it's more likely you'll do it.



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