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Funter Reviews5.1

31 August 2020

Show and hide hidden and system files.

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Macmuser
01 November 2018
Version: 4.3

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Very, very fast, easy to use and FREE. I used it to find many things I couldn't dig out with the Finder, Spotlight or EasyFinder. Dropped one star because of it's weird way of using the menubar and needing to be quit manually. It offers far more than a way to show invisible files and folders
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Macmuser
01 November 2018
Version: 4.3
Very, very fast, easy to use and FREE. I used it to find many things I couldn't dig out with the Finder, Spotlight or EasyFinder. Dropped one star because of it's weird way of using the menubar and needing to be quit manually. It offers far more than a way to show invisible files and folders
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AlVarnell
21 October 2018
Version: 4.3
For MacUPdate: Again, please note that v4.3 is for 10.13 & 10.14 only!
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0.5
Mindplay
19 October 2018
Version: 4.3
I don't see the point of this. You can just hit CMD + SHIFT + . to toggle invisible files.
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Hal-Itosis
19 October 2018
Version: 4.3
“switch hidden files' visibility in Finder” Already built into macOS: ⌘ ⇧ . [command-shift-period] -HI-
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AlVarnell
28 September 2018
Version: 4.2
Version 4.2 is only for macOS 10.13 & 10.14.
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RogerKatz
29 April 2018
Version: 2.9
The current version, 4.0, is available at the Mac App Store.
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Jimw
23 September 2017
Version: 2.5
Version 2.5 under Sierra sucked up all available memory when scanning for remaining disk space on my MacPro and slowed my machine to a slow crawl.
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4
Mixel
15 January 2017
Version: 2.4
Why does an app which is supposed to just show/hide files always use up ~3 to 6% of my CPU? I mean.. What is it doing? It surely shouldn't be doing anything when its just there in the background?

It works and I'll change my review score if they answer this.. but it's pretty weird.. Even things like Alfred don't use this much background CPU..
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5
kate_k
08 November 2016
Version: 2.4
I don`t like using Terminal, so this app is a great helper for me to hide and unhide files in the quickest way.
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5
JoeDasin
19 September 2016
Version: 2.3
My junior brother would like to use my laptop often, and I, of course, allow him, as he doesn't have his own mac. After such "another user" I sometimes just can't find some necessary files. So, this app is like a savior in those cases. I'm glad to have it on my mac.
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ZachP3614
14 September 2016
Version: 2.2
Downloaded to test for someone else, I prefer firing up terminal.... I *really* dislike the app throwing up notifications about disk cleanup etc , and also don't like the ads to other apps within the app. Not a fan sorry.
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5
MichaelHaeusler
26 July 2016
Version: 2.1.1
Funter and other software like DesktopUtility are surely valuable for users. But the best thing (at least in my humble opinion) is to get to know your OS and find out how to do all these things from the command line, you know, actually *learn* something. Then you might want to program/script stuff yourself, access commands like show/hide invisible files e.g. in BitBar running your own script, or using workflows in the Finder. And then publish your stuff on Github, so we can all benefit. :)
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0.5
KatRoss
04 August 2015
Version: 1.2
Yesterday I downloaded and used Funter once. It wasn't what I was looking for and I deleted both app and prefs. Today I have a request from Automountd to connect to port 111 (sunrpc) , protocol 17 UDP to domain funter.app. What's that?!? I don't have the app anymore. Where is the ghost trying to connect my computer and where?
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5
alexey-shulev
05 June 2015
Version: 1.0.0
Simple alternative for annoying writing in the terminal
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GeogProf
16 April 2013
Version: 1.0.0
DesktopUtility does the exact same thing for free, but in addition to 'Hide/Unhide Invisible Files,’ it throws in the ‘Hide User Library’ and ‘Force Empty Trash’ commands to its menubar item's menu. That last one is at least as useful as hiding/showing invisible files. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/38299/desktoputility
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5
R397
20 March 2013
Version: 1.0.0
Best for this purpose!
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5
matjulski
24 August 2012
Version: 1.0.0
This was exactly what i was looking for :D
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5
YVrubel
19 September 2011
Version: 1.0.0
I need the utility which switch on/off show hidden files by one click. I have compared a lot of tools called like "Hidden Files". And found that Funter is just what I want. Great idea to put the button to the Menu bar! Thanks, guys.
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Mike#1
16 September 2011
Version: 1.0.0
Yes, without detail description... Just an icon with one command on main menu that switches displaying hiddens. I could escape from using terminal command to switch the mode. Thnks! P.S. use the terminal command to do the same "defaults com.apple.finder ShowAllFiles true"
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GeogProf
16 September 2011
Version: 1.0.0
When they write the description of their software for its MacUpdate.com post, why do so many developers refuse to explain HOW it works? How it does what it does is the most important characteristic of any app, and it’s what sets it apart from all other such software. Literally everyone wants to know HOW a product functions before they’ll consider buying it, and this applies equally for people considering whether to download and test drive freeware, too. But some devs seem to purposely craft application descriptions that fancifully illustrate WHAT they do without indicating HOW they do it. In their effort to interest consumers in their products, they happily employ the most stale and off-putting marketing-speak ad nauseam, in some cases while forgetting or ignoring that the opening in the marketplace that inspired them to create their app was caused by the market failure of a competing developer who used the same kind of obfuscating boilerplate marketing — because consumers hate having to go to the developer’s website or download and test an app just to lean how it works and whether it meets their needs. For instance, this one’s been listed all day long, but by midnight it had been downloaded only 86 times despite that it’s free. Why? Because there are dozens of other apps on MacUpdate that show and hide hidden files, mostly for free, and when looking for one that works a certain way (perhaps as a toggle switch, or from a menubar item), it’s a waste of time to download and try all the ones that can’t immediately be determined to meet your needs because they give no description, give a dreamy but meaningless bullsh1t marketing description (like this one), or simply make no sense (like this one). Believe it or not, I try to take the developers’ perspective about this, but that just deepens the mystery because there’s no shortage of examples of how clear, concise, nonmarketing-speak information about HOW an app works (especially a new one) almost always does more to sell it than any other marketing factor except price. Yet software developers commonly write multi-paragraph app descriptions that do everything except describe how their apps work. Other major marketing mistakes illustrated here but commonly made by both native and non-native English-speaking developers are the use of unintelligible phrases, back-to-back dichotomous sentences, or counterproductive ideas about the product. Even in the developing world, it’s not hard to find a fluent or native English speaker to copyedit short marketing materials, even for free. But this site is replete with developers who anguish over every line of code but make only minimal effort to write or edit the few paragraphs that will have far more impact on their app’s success than its UI or functionality, opting instead to copy verbatim the halfassed, cheesy or nonsensical dreck from other failed developers’ MacUpdate app descriptions. It’s sad to see.
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