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Editors' Review

by   / May 31, 2014

Hider 2 for Mac gives you the ability to hide and encrypt important documents, so you can save and share them without concern. Once you add them to this app, your hidden and encrypted files can be accessed only by someone who has the password you select, whether they access them on your computer or receive them in an email.


Drag and drop: Encrypting files through this program is as easy as dragging and dropping them into the app's main interface. The added files immediately appear in a list in this main viewing window, and they just as quickly disappear from the folder you dragged them from. And when you remove a file from the list, it's instantly visible in the same folder it was in before you hid it.

Password hint: You have to select a Master Password to access all of the files you hide through this program. But in case you forget your password, you can also add a Password Hint to help you recover it. That way, even if you can't remember your password, you have some way to still recover the files you have encrypted in the program.


Single password: The Master Password you select is the same one you'll need to access all of the files. There is no option to create individual passwords for separate files, so if you give anyone access to one file, they'll be able to access all of your other encrypted files, as well.

No trial version: There is no trial version of this app, and the full version costs $19.99. It would be nice if there was some kind of Lite or Demo version you could try out before making such a substantial purchase.

Bottom Line

Hider 2 for Mac is an accessible and convenient way to encrypt files on your computer to protect sensitive documents from prying eyes. If you're looking for a straightforward way to hide certain items, this is a good app to try.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.2.2

  • Fixed issues with vaults on external drives
  • Performance improvements


Publisher MacPaw
Publisher web site
Release Date May 20, 2015
Date Added May 21, 2015
Version 2.2.2


Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

Download Information

File Size 6.35MB
File Name MacPawHider_2_2.2.2_cnethider2.dmg


Total Downloads 6,562
Downloads Last Week 6


License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $19.99
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