Vanish

Automatically Hide/Close inactive apps

Keep your workspace clean and automatically hide or close inactive apps after a custom set period of time. You can also keep an app active by clicking the red circle in the menu.
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Quitter does this for free, with the option to hide or quit after x minutes on an app by app basis. https://marco.org/2016/05/02/qui...
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Lucian Boiangiu
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Keep your workflow flowing and clean your workspace by hiding or closing inactive apps after a period of time. Set a custom time for each application and Vanish will hide/close the application if it hasn't been activated for that period of time. You can keep an application visible and disable hiding/closing by clicking the Red Circle button in the menu. --------Features-------- • Hides or Closes applications after not being activated for a specified time • Hover over an application in the Menu and set a custom number of seconds until hide/close timer • Click the red circle for each application to disable hiding/closing and keep that app visible • Select hide/close option for each app in the Apps Settings window • See all Visible and Hidden apps • Set the Light/Dark appearance theme for the app in the Preferences window • Select from Preset Timer Modes from the main window which are designed for some situations • Reset all timers for all Running apps from the preferences - will set the timers to "10" seconds (default value)
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@lucian101 Hey, how is it different from Hocus Focus? Does it have a feature for groups or to switch quickly between modes?
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Lucian Boiangiu
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@boettges Hey Peter! A useful feature is that you can keep an app visible by clicking the red button for any app in the menu, and also you can set a custom time to hide apps. Hocus Focus is a great app but I have made Vanish to be really quick and easy to use. Also, it does not have a feature for groups for now and to switch between modes you have to select the mode in the main window. Thanks for the suggestions! I will add a group mode in the next update and also an option to set a Shortcut for each mode.
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Thanks. I hate clutter, so automatic cleanup is appreciated.
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It is a carbon copy* of the app http://hocusfoc.us/, that is not only costs you five dollars (Hocus Focus is free), but also actually has even less features than the original app. * Literally - just compare the menu bar drop-downs of both apps.
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