For bloggers and screen casters, camouflaging your desktop is a very important task. Is a pain to start deleting or hiding your icons and programs every time you are going to show a screen capture of your desktop to anyone, fortunately there are a couple of solutions for you (for us.)
Camouflage by Brik Software at briksoftware.com is a great choice to do just that, if you are like me you probably have a messy desktop, stuff that you are currently working on and they need to stay where they are. If you have to show anyone your desktop, you can at anytime run Camouflage and hide your messy desktop with the convenience of being able to bring all back once your done.
One of the downside of the application is that it’s available only for Mac, no Windows or Linux version is available. Another great feature that its missing is the ability to hide icons, wouldn’t be great to have this app selectively show only the icons you want people to see. I guess you could hide the entire dock, or maybe there is some sort of application that takes care of this, but convenience is king.
This application has a couple of options or settings that makes it really cool, one is the ability of changing the wallpaper. If you are a fan of ladies without much clothes, you can hide them with one simple click and bring them back once your done. I’m not saying that this is the only use, but you get the point. Maybe you have a background with your company logo that you want people to see when you are showing off your desktop.
Once you activate the application, you can call all your files on your desktop by double-clicking on your main desktop. A finder window will open up revealing all your messy desktop items, you can change this option to a single-click but what’s the point of that.
Find this application by visiting www.briksofware.com, its totally free. Also, check other application they have available for sale, if you like Camouflage for Mac you make a small donation if you feel inclined.
I would like to know if anyone knows of a similar program for other platforms, that way we can share the love with those of you who use Windows or Linux. Also, if you know of a similar application but with different or better features, leave a comment to spread the word.