From time to time I’ll run into a uniquely different Mac app that does something truly extraordinary but isn’t something most of us need or want. That’s the case with Privcy. That’s right. Privcy. Not Privacy. Privcy.
This interesting app doesn’t have many equals. It’s inexpensive and drop dead easy to use. What does it do? It’s a file viewer, specifically photos but views other documents. Where it shines is with the option to doodle or draw over images in the viewer.
One photo is worth a thousand words.
I struggle to figure out where Privcy could be valuable, but what it does it does well. As a file viewer it works well enough (not quite well enough to justify a price tag). Select a folder of documents and use the screen pointer or arrow keys to navigate through the list, whether standard files or photos.
Privcy works best as an image file viewer because there are built in tools– air brush and solid brush– to draw or doodle or sketch over images. Tools are nominal and include options for color, size and opacity of the drawing brush, zoom, and not much more.
The real question is, ‘Why?‘ Who needs something like this?
If you raised a hand, good for you. Obviously, you know what you need. The Mac App Store is chock full of drawing apps that do far more, and there are plenty of image and photo viewers available for nothing or next to it, so why bother with Privcy. The app doesn’t cost much but there’s no trial version and the developer doesn’t even bother to promote the app on his own website.
Truly, the road less traveled is often less traveled for a reason.