App Shout-Out: Camouflage (Mac Only)

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Hey guys. So, every once in a while we try to write a post about an app that’s pretty cool and helps businesses be more streamlined, more focused and more better. It’s been a while since we’ve done these, and it isn’t for a lack of trying. I just haven’t found much to improve upon my day-to-day computing, but, as evidenced by this post’s existence, I have discovered something that’s worth recommending.

Ever since graduating college, I’ve been a Mac guy. Not by choice. It’s just something that happened from working in the offices I worked in and also because I grew up using PCs and wanted to try something different. Well, I recently updated to Mountain Lion and decided I didn’t want to use Microsoft’s Office suite anymore. I wanted to change things up. This led me to finding Camouflage, which, alas, is Mac only.

If you’ve got tons of clutter on your desktop or find yourself just being distracted by folders and other programs, this is the cure-all. It’s a little widget that lives on your top menu that can either hide your icons or your desktop completely.

Need to reach something on your desktop? Not a problem. Just click once or twice anywhere outside your current window and it’ll bring up a Finder window so you can quickly navigate to what you need and get back to what you were doing.

As far as GTD apps go, this one is very no-frills, but it doesn’t really need frills anyway.

It’s free, simple and, as a neat-freak of Seinfeldian proportions, I’m a big fan. And, come to think of it, didn't Jerry have an Apple poster in his apartment? Huh. That's something for another post on another blog, though. 

David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a comedy-writing instructor for Second City. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. When not playing video games for work he's thinking of dashing out to Chicago Diner, Pizano's, or Yummy Yummy. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.

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