Skedaddle

Developer: MuffinStory

Current Version: 1.0.0

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 2.2 MB - Download

Description:

★★★★★ Featured on Lifehacker!

Skedaddle is the ultimate tool for hiding files on your mac. Due to its innovative interface, hiding files and folders is now easier than ever before.

Skedaddle will create a hideout on your desktop. It can be opened with the aid of a shortcut chosen by yourself allowing you to drag files and folders inside of it. Shall you desire to keep intruders out, a password can be set.

The covert is integrated in your desktop and a secret door will open whenever your shortcut is used. Open Sesame! As soon as the door is closed again it is unapparent where your private files are; let alone that you utilize a tool.

Apart from the option to set a password, the position of your hideout can be customized.

Many of the applications available at present that are meant to hide files on your mac take advantage of an easy to see through mechanism. All they do is setting a dot in the filename's front because the finder does not show these. Nowadays external applications are able to seek and uncover these files with ease.

That is why Skedaddle has been created the way it is! We developed an own and absolutely new technique to hide your file in order to protect your files from undesired glances.

Naturally, we will keep implementing new features to ensure your contentment.

We submitted already update 1.1 , which should be available very soon with a bunch of handy features, such as a window mode and secret notes.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.0.0
Review by JonathanClodfelter

Really Well Done and Useful - Skedaddly is an excellent and elegant way to secure sensitive files. It is ideal for someone who has other people on their computer regularly and has files they don't want them to find. One warning- do not put your Dropbox folder in the Skedaddle hideout. It will cause Dropbox to not work properly. This is no fault of MuffinStory and in no way detracts from this wonderful app. Just a heads up from someone who made this mistake. When I had the Dropbox problem the developers responded lightning fast and provided me with excellent and accurate help. Great app, great support!

Found helpful by 13 out of 15 people
1/5
Version 1.0.0
Review by dobrovik

Support is ignoring me. - I bought skedaddle and installed it - it worked pretty good, but I forgot about it for a long while. I wanted to get back in, so I wrote skeddadle's support department up - they gave me the secret key (wow, alt) to hold down while launching it, but this only forced the "what's the passphrase" box. I don't *know* the passphrase. I forgot it. That should be a valid use case - I am a dumb user and forgot my passphrase - I am committed to losing everything inside the hidden folder as a consequence. I have asked twice in the same thread and they are steadfast in ignoring me. If this was some freebie thing, fine, but I gave them a buck and they are treating me like a nickel. Anyways, since they won't write back to me, I've decided to ding their credit score on here instead. Seems worth a buck.

Found helpful by 8 out of 12 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 1.0.0
Review by iPhone Simulator

A secret door on my desktop :D - Haha, such a great idea! I've always wanted a program that hides my files well. Now I have such an app and the interface with the hideout is so great! :) The open/close animation is very smooth and it really looks like a secret door would open. The only problem: The app is to low-priced :D

Found helpful by 9 out of 11 people
4/5
Version 1.0.0
Review by advil0

Cool app but annoying. - This is a cool app but one caveat keeps me from liking it fully, the inability to open files within the hideout. It's especially annoying because I have hundreds of files in the hide out and I just want to browse through them without having to drag them out into the finder again. I really hope the dev adds a setting for if you want to be able to open files within the hideout. Add that and you get 5 stars.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
1/5
Version 1.0.0
Review by Ch3nchenchin

NOT WORKING - I HAVEN'T MADE IT PAST THE PART WHERE YOU TYPE IN YOUR SHORTCUT. IT WON'T LET ME TYPE ANYTHING IN…DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS CAUSE THE SUPPORT EMAIL ISN'T WORKING.

Found helpful by 6 out of 9 people
2/5
Version 1.0.0
Review by nisa27

Can't open files in Skedaddle - If I would have known this, I probably wouldn't have purchased it, but nice idea anyway. Maybe this will change?

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
4/5
Version 1.0.0
Review by theHunterK

Not a perfect but a good app. - Not a perfect but a good app. 5 stars if the position of the hideout can be chosen freely (drag?). The background image should be customizable.

Found helpful by 6 out of 12 people
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