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Berokyo is a desktop organizer and quick launcher application that lets you take control over your desktop and organize all your favorite and frequently used applications, documents, files, folders and webpages into one or more customizable 3D multi-shelf cabinets that will keep them out of sight but yet close at hand and ready to be launched.

Furthermore, Berokyo allows you to quickly search the Web using the main search providers and supports the powerful YubNub.org commands. Now your favorite search provider is more accessible than ever, just a hotkey away.

Main features:

What's New

Version 1.35:
  • Added full support for tagging items so they are better classified, organized and indexed. Of course, now you can search your items using tags too.
  • Added a new Properties window to easily view or change the selected item properties. The currently supported properties are: target, name, description and tags.
  • Added special commands for quickly setting search filters. They are: more...


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Ryanpetris Member IconComment+17

I used this app until I realized it MUST phone home to continue functioning. I blocked its connection to eSellerate after activating (with LittleSnitch), and a couple months later I get a message about the trial being expired and that I must activate (again).

I don't mind apps that need to be activated ONCE, however I don't like it when an app MUST phone home every so often to stay functioning.

I have since switched to using MoofMenu.

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Version 1.35
Mrcrwalker Member IconReview+25

This is a very useful, unobtrusive, and beautiful app.

I use it primarily for organizing / arranging project-related files that are stored in various folders, so that I can see them all in one place easily. But basically you could use it for any kind of custom organization of your files and apps - arranging them independent of how they are arranged in your actual file system (i.e. what you navigate with the Finder).

For my purposes, it works much like "DragThing," but I found Berokyo to be easier to integrate into my workflow, more customizable and with superior aesthetics (i.e. it looks better). It also uses very little system resources.

Basically you can create one or many 3D "Cabinets" with "shelves." If you want, you can label / separate shelves according to categories, and each category can have subcategories. To put stuff on a shelf (anything with a selectable icon, like a file, app, etc.), you just drag-and-drop. It doesn't copy the file "into Berokyo," it just creates what functions like an alias/shortcut to it.

You can choose, on a cabinet-by-cabinet basis, to have a cabinet in "kiosk" mode or invisible when not in use. If the latter, you can choose to "dock it" on the top, bottom, left or right of the screen and made accessible by hovering your mouse at that location (or mouse+hotkey, your choice). In either case, you can also make your cabinet(s) appear with an assignable hotkey alone. The key for me was just reading the brief instructions (a very good "Getting Started" page is on their site and installs with the app) and learning the basic hotkeys to get going.

The one improvement I can think of is this: if you move the file that a Berokyo "shortcut" points to, it breaks the link. In that case you'd need to remove the shortcut and drag it again from its new location back into Berokyo. I'm not sure how all this works in the background, but I know other apps are able to "follow" a moved file to its new location.

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Version 1.23
Tee-Bird Member IconComment+0

i tried the Demo, but there is no way to quit.
I can not put the program in the trash, because it is still open.
Restart does not solve the problem. Any ideas?

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Version 1.23

Two suggestions for you:

1) After installing Berokyo, you should see a little icon representing this application in your menu bar ("that semi-transparent bar that spans across the entire width of your desktop at the top of your screen"). When you right-click (or control-click) on that icon, a menu drops down; one of the options in that menu is to "Quit" Berokyo. After you select "Quit," the process that is running in the background (preventing you from deleting the app) will quit.

2) If for some reason you don't have that icon in your menu bar, and you just want to uninstall it, you have at least two options: (a) Open "System Preferences" (via the Apple icon in your menu bar). Select "Accounts." Select your user/account name. Click on the "Login Items" tab. Select/highlight Berokyo in the list and then click on the minus sign (-) beneath the list. This will tell your computer not to start Berokyo automatically when you start up. After restarting your Mac, you'll be able to delete Berokyo. (b) The other option is to open your "Activity Monitor" (under Utilities in your Application folder), click on "Process Name" to sort the active processes by name, then click/highlight "Berokyo," and then select "Quit Process." Once the process is quit, you'll be able to delete the app.

Hope this helps.


It should not be this difficult to get out of using an installed app.

Back to UI 101.

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Downloads 9,362
Version Downloads 5,811
License Shareware
Date 07 Mar 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $18.95
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