Keep your desktop clutter free with Hocus Focus, a Mac menu bar utility that hides your inactive windows.

Hocus Focus automatically hides application windows that have been inactive for a certain period of time, leaving only the applications you’re using visible. It’s a great way to keep your screens clutter free and your mind focused on the task at hand.

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Clear the Clutter

Hocus Focus takes care of clearing away window clutter in the background as you work. By hiding the applications you're not using, it helps keep you distraction free and focused on the stuff that matters.

Application Settings

Set applications to be hidden after a certain period of time, have them hide as soon as you move onto something else, or disable hiding entirely. Hocus Focus lets you work the way you want to.

Powerful Profiles

Whether you're doing some image editing or updating a website, you can setup powerful profiles to change Hocus Focus' window hiding behaviour based on the work you're doing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I stop Hocus Focus from hiding an application altogether?

Sure thing! Just drag the timeout slider all the way to zero. The application will then appear under the "Disabled" heading in the application list view.

Why is Hocus Focus no longer available via the Mac App Store?

The decision to release Hocus Focus outside of the Mac App Store was a difficult one. But ultimately it allows me to release updates faster, and to provide features and functionality without worrying about App Store rejections and rule violations.

Is Hocus Focus the successor to Houdini?

It sure is! Houdini was originally released back in 2011 and was starting to look a little long in the tooth. Hocus Focus is a ground-up rewrite that features a beautiful new Yosemite-ready UI.

I need more help. How can I reach you?

You can drop me a line or send a message on Twitter.