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Desktopple is for you if you've ever needed to take a screenshot and had to clean all of those icons from your Desktop before you could. Or maybe you needed to make a presentation and had to tidy up before hooking into the projector for the whole audience to see. Perhaps you just want to hide those messy Desktop icons so you can concentrate better on whatever task is at hand. Or, if you're like us, maybe you just like a squeaky clean work environment.

With Desktopple, you can quickly and easily hide all of your Desktop clutter. A quick trip to your menu bar is all it takes, and those icons simply vanish from view.

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Version 1.3.2 includes several fixes and performance enhancements.


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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alas! Member IconComment+571

Tried the Pro version and found that the hide/show function didn't work. Also the menu bar icon disappeared.
Even if it worked as intended I do think that $17 is rather excessive.
$8-$10 seems about right for this little puppy.
The free Desktopple version works fine so far.

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Version 1.3.2
Fotodivr Member IconReview+72

Tried it - glad there was at least a 1 day trial.
Would not "hide" both monitors... as promised.
No way in the "preferences" to alleviate that issue.

Would not but it if it was $.99 (ninety-nine cents).

Prefer Camouflage...
Had a small problem. Wrote the developer - answered within 30 minutes!
Problem solved.

If I were to give Desktopple a rating, it would be no stars.
Very unimpressed - most especially for that price.

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Version 1.3.2
crucial Member IconComment+11

I tried 1.3.1 and found it offered many useful features. I didn't buy it because it was buggy.

Emailed the developer and never heard back.

1.3.2 is now out, and I can not test it to see if it works as the developer gives you a one time 15 day trial period. I wont buy buggy software, and I wont buy software I can't test.

I would suggest the developer re-thinks his 15 day trial period, or makes it version dependent.

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Version 1.3.2
Foggynoggin Software (Developer)

Crucial: I respond to every single email I get. I'm not sure what bugs you saw in 1.3.1, but no one else has reported anything.

Contact me (http://foggynoggin.com/contact). I'm sure we can get things straightened out.



frostbyte Member IconComment+9

I've been happy with Think, and it's free.


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Version 1.3.2
iSub Member IconReview+2

Tell you what, this has been one of my fave apps for OS X. Stacks are helping me keep my desktop clear but I still collected the odd thing so this app is still great!

Has Leopard support now (still needs a few things tweaked though)

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Version 1.3.1
Foggynoggin Software (Developer)

Thanks for the kind words, Brainfragment! I'm curious, though, about what you mean by "needs a few things tweaked."

Feel free to contact me (http://FoggyNoggin.com/contact) with suggestions and bug reports, and I'll get right on it.

D-Mac Member IconReview+1

Really buggy...

My system has 2 monitors and Desktopple Pro just doesn't work well, at all.

After trying to re-install (and having deleted the preference file), NS* (navigation services) errors go to the Console (exceptions raised but not handled) and the preference pane shows a blank.

Developer is defensive about any feedback. One of the other utilities of this sort is the way to go, for now...

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Version 1.2
Thec13 Member IconComment+29

Anyone know if this will ever be Leopard compatible?

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Version 1.2
pinnochio Member IconComment+9

I use the DesktopSweeper for a long time and I like it. It's very easy to use and it's FREE.
"DesktopSweeper is a freeware APE Module (the equivalent of Unsanity's Haxies) that provides ways to control whether or not Desktop icons are displayed. This can be done with a configurable hockey, or automatically, when the Finder comes to the front and/or leaves it."

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Version 1.2

Re: Pinocchio's comment. Haxies and Application Enhancer are well known for causing all kind of havoc on your system. They are voodoo--beware.

macsterdam Member IconReview+98

Not only is this fantastic software, but the developer is very, very responsive as well. This alone is a serious plus in my book.

As for the software, it work great, nice features and (for me) well worth the price. Yes, there are alternatives, but none with the feature-set of desktopple pro.

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Version 1.2
IanWeir Member IconComment+19

A free alternative to this program (for those interested) is Camouflage. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23118

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Version 1.1

Camouflage only serves as an alternative for one of Desktopple Pro's many features. And if you just want to hide your desktop, you can use Desktopple Basic which is still totally free.

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Version 1.3.2
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