The Mac’s Menubar is a mess. Apple really needs to make it a useful feature for all app developers because it’s convenient, handy, and available from within any Mac app. The Menubar is just one example of unfocused visual clutter. So is a Mac screen full of apps and windows. What the world needs is a Menubar utility which gets rid of the clutter so you can work on a specific app, distraction free.
Enter Houdini, a free and magical Mac Menubar utility which does that. It helps clutter up the already overworked and crowded Menubar, but with an ulterior motive in mind– distraction free apps.
Houdini is fun to use. Click on the magic wand in the Menubar. Select the app or apps you want to hide, use the slider bar to adjust the duration, and you’re done.
Apps that are hidden are easily displayed with a click. Another click disables Houdini completely, or at the app level. Apps can be disabled from Houdini’s hiding apparatus by clicking the app icon within Houdini and dragging the time slider back to zero.
What you get is an uncluttered Mac screen which displays just those apps you want to view. If there’s a negative to using Houdini at all, it’s that it, too, is another Menubar app, and the Menubar is already a cluttered and disorganized place.