After several years without update, Camouflage 2.0 was just released. It is available in the Mac App Store for only $1.99.
Probably the most important new feature is compatibility with upcoming versions of Mac OS X. There’re were several bugs and crashes fixed, especially the bug where the Camouflage menu would be all gray after choosing a HotKey. CoreAnimation is now used for wallpaper transitions. So if you change your wallpapers it now fades like on the original Desktop.
One more thing of notice is that Camouflage 2.0 will now tell other applications when it hides the Desktop Icons. I’ve already contacted the developer of GeekTool and he likes the idea to support Camouflage, so stay tuned for news on that. On a technical side, this works by posting the distributed notifications “CamouflageWindowsAppear” and “CamouflageWindowsHidden”. The first notification also includes a dictionary with the window numbers and window levels. So if you’re writing a software that shows information behind the Desktop icons, you might want to register for those notifications and in case Camouflage activates, increase your windows’ window levels in order to be in front of Camouflage.
A word on version 1.25, which was and still is free. If you’re using Mac OS X prior to 10.6, you can still use that version. It has its limitations, but works. If you’re using 10.6 i can’t stop you from using version 1, but if you feel like supporting an indie mac developer, please update to version 2.