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Show Hidden Files for Mac

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Editors' Review


Advanced Mac users, including developers, often have to enter commands to display hidden files. Show Hidden Files for Mac allows this to be accomplished with the click of a button, although this may not be necessary for experienced developers.

Show Hidden Files for Mac is available as freeware with advertisements for other programs displayed initially, but these can be disabled or enabled easily from the main drop down menu. Easy to download, the application installs and runs quickly. Its interface is simple, with buttons to hide and show files, although some advanced features could be less intuitive to the average Mac user.

The largest buttons, as would be appropriate, are for showing or hiding major hidden files. You can also specifically designate additional folders to hide or display as needed. Instructions are not available and would be helpful for the program's more-advanced features, as would product support, which is not apparent. Typically, Mac users need to use the terminal to hide or show certain files, which may be a hindrance to some people, making this program helpful. Professionals may find the steps of loading the application just as cumbersome, if not more so, than the terminal commands, rendering the program less useful. There are no additional features, but since this software is available as freeware and marketed only for a limited purpose, this is not unexpected.

While free, Show Hidden Files for Mac is of limited utility to advanced users of the Mac terminal, but would be helpful for someone with little knowledge of manually showing hidden files.

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4 stars

"Saves Me From Getting Lost In The Terminal!"

September 20, 2013  |  By pisaorange

2013-09-20 14:47:23  |  By pisaorange

 |  Version: Show Hidden Files 2.0.4


An effortless way to make the invisible visible!


None I can think of.

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3 stars

"It's actually an application"

January 14, 2013  |  By linda_black139

2013-01-14 09:28:19  |  By linda_black139

 |  Version: Show Hidden Files 2.0.3


It works, though you actually have to install an application.


It's a simply script you enter in terminal, no need for this to be an app. Or just use an Automator Script.


Just use a simple automator script to do it automatically, no Application install required. You can find one here:

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4 stars

"easy altenative"

December 27, 2012  |  By mikemmil

2012-12-27 07:56:00  |  By mikemmil

 |  Version: Show Hidden Files 2.0.3


we can simply do this by using terminal commands


its an app

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4 stars

"Did the job well"

January 02, 2012  |  By NodeScan Developer

2012-01-02 16:46:47  |  By NodeScan Developer

 |  Version: Show Hidden Files 2.0.0


Easy to use and intuitive operation. I used it to add a background image to a dmg folder as described here.


Nothing really

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.5
Ready for El Capitan
Publisher GOTOES
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Release Date October 28, 2015
Date Added October 28, 2015
Version 2.0.5
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Specialized Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 2.19MB
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Total Downloads 48,003
Downloads Last Week 85
License Model Free
Limitations This program is completely free. There are no restrictions whatsoever. If you enjoy it, please donate.
Price Free

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