Hide unused application windows

runs on Mac
screenshot of Spirited Away

It's been said that a clean desk is the sign of a sick mind. Presumably if you're spending all that time making sure the file folders, legal pads, coffee cups, and yesterday's (last week's?) Chinese take out box are all tidied up, then you're just not working hard enough. But what about that virtual desktop you work at, on your computer?

Spirited Away helps you take control of all the junk scattered across your computer desktop. As you slave away, you've got all kinds of applications up and running on your system. You can't remember the last time you saw your desktop wallpaper, 'cause there are so many open windows in front of you. Spirited Away keeps an eye on all those apps, and when it decides something's been idle for long enough, it just hides that application. No windows are closed and no data is lost, it just takes them out of your way so you can focus on the windows that you're still really actively working in right now. All you need to do is click on an application's Dock icon or [Command] + [Tab] to the app you're interested in, and it springs back to life. You still get to get your work done, but you haven't had to trip over stuff along the way.

You can grab a copy of Spirited Away for free, It's a Mac application, and runs under Leopard (OS X version 10.5) and later.

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