What is this app for? you might ask. Each of us has files that need to be stored in a secure place, away from public access, whether old school photos, correspondence with a friend, or a video you are preparing for your mother’s birthday. In any case, you have files to hide. Continue reading “Hider 2 Review” and we’ll tell you how.
How Hider 2 Works
Let’s start by installing the application.
When Hider 2 is first launched, you are prompted to create a password to secure the application. After you enter the password, you will see the following screen:
The application gives us the options of Primary Vault and Secure Notes. What does it mean?
Primary Vault contains the basic list of files that you will store using the application.
Secure Notes is the section where you can create your own notes. It can be used as a notebook, or as a diary.
How does the application work? You can create groups for properly sorting files within the application. To do this, hover the cursor over the ‘+’ button under the All Files tab.
As an example, let’s create groups titled Cars, Photos, Images, and Projects. You can have as many groups as you want or as is necessary.
Now we put files into the created folders. To do that, we can simply drag and drop the needed files into a corresponding group. Afterwards we’ll see the following screen:
As you have noticed, our images are moved to the group and a number of buttons appeared. You can use those buttons to hide or return files to the visible display area. Clicking on the Visible button makes files automatically disappear. As you can see, car photos disappeared from the desktop.
You can return the files by clicking the Visible button again. If you have more files than one, you can use the Unhide All/Hide All button. Its function is to open or hide any files in the application in one touch. There is also an additional bar: Hide Selected Items/Unhide Selected Items/Remove Selected Items.
The application can also be used as a notebook, diary, or just a notepad. Let’s see how this can be done.
With the Secure Notes feature, you can also create and sort documents into groups, just like in the previous section. All you need to do is click the “+” button and name the group.
We created groups: My dreams, My plans, My budget. Now you can add data to a corresponding group by selecting the group and clicking the “+” button in the right field. You will see a box where the data should be entered (in this case it’s My Dreams).
As you can see, the application provides the option for headline formatting and adding the basic information below. After you have filled a number of groups, Hider will show you the next screen for easy use. When you click All Notes, 2 of them in this case, the application displays all the existing notes on the right, thus allowing you to review each of them easily.
As you have noticed, Hider provides an option of sorting hidden data in any way convenient for us, for example, you can choose to sort by date created, by name, by date edited, in ascending or descending order.
The application has a search bar for easy file search, if you remember its name. It will help to quickly find the desired item by typing in the first letters.
Once all your files have been successfully hidden, it is recommended to close Hider by pressing the Lock Hider button located at the top of the interface. I’d like to mention that even if you forget to or for some reason do not close the application, after a while it will do so by itself.
Hider 2 Review: Conclusion
Once you have used the Hider 2 application and understood how it works, you will realize that it’s the simplest app for hiding files on your Mac. Hider 2 is easy to use, and it also hides every file using AES-256 encryption, which provides proper data protection.
The application is being constantly updated, but that poses no problem for automatic transfer of the hidden files into an updated version of Hider.
Thank You for reading our “Hider 2 Review”!
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