Review: Visibility for Mac fortifies Finder with handy file management features

Open or delete files in batches and reveal hidden files and folders with Visibility for Mac.

The lightweight utility Visibility for Mac reveals hidden folders and files inside the Finder with a click of a button. At only 1.4MB in size, this application downloads quickly and requires no setup.

The utility runs with a small footprint, both literally in terms of its window size, and figuratively in terms of its required resources. It doesn't even include any menu items across the menu bar. In fact, the menu bar doesn't even change to reflect that Visibility for Mac is an active application. Despite this small bit of confusion, the application performs its few easy tasks admirably, and once you get past its lack of conformity to standards, the interface is very intuitive. We found the two most useful tools to be the Open Any File feature, which allows for a selection of several different file types to open in their default applications, simultaneously, as well as the Show Invisible Files feature, which reveals all of your Mac's hidden files and folders with the push of a button. There is a third feature, Delete Any File, which doesn't appear to behave remarkably different than just deleting multiple files out of the Finder, itself. Still, we appreciated the added functionality of the first two features.

Easy to use, Visibility for Mac performs useful functions that the Finder either can't do on its own, or can't do, easily. This application will be useful to any user who needs to access invisible files and folders on their Mac.

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