Hidden: Mac theft tracking and recovery software for free

Hidden is the most advanced Mac theft tracking and recovery service available. It’s quick and easy to install and works invisibly on your system until you need it. If your Mac goes missing, you can sign into your Hidden account on another computer, and activate tracking. Hidden will then locate your stolen computer anywhere on the planet, collect photos of the thief and screen shots of the computer in use. The Hidden team will also help you work with the police when recovering your stolen computer.

Hidden is something that you can do once and just forget about it until you should need it in the future. Apple’s laptops and iMacs are attractive targets for thieves, since they’re easy to move and have a good resale value. I highly recommended this theft tracking and recovery app if you currently don’t use something like this or are not happy with the one that you are using now. This service normally costs $20 per computer for it’s lifetime, but you can get a Hidden license free as christmas gift until Jan. 1, 2011.

Updated: Hidden cancelled the promotion 8 hours early on December 23, 2010,  claiming that the response was too great and would be unfair to their paying customers. Thanks to “Mac User”. To quote Hidden themself:

We’re sad to announce that we are ending the Christmas promotion early on the 23rd of December. The response has been far greater than we ever imagined and it’s starting to cause problems for our paying users, which isn’t fair.

We’d like to congratulate the tens of thousands of users who managed to get their free copies before today, and offer our condolences to the people who haven’t registered yet.

Any licenses which have been issued will remain valid.

Maybe we’ll do it again next year (when we can be slightly better prepared)!

To claim your free copy of this Mac theft tracking and recovery software,  click here to register your free Hidden account and download the installer. Just to clarify, the license doesn’t expire on Jan. 1–the offer does. Once you’ve installed and registered the software, it’s yours to keep for life. No subscriptions, no renewals, no Hidden (pun intended) charges.