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DesktopShelves can help clean up a desktop cluttered by dozens of different files.

You can display any folder as a shelf on your Desktop. On a shelf the size of 5 normal Desktop items you can fit 20 files, because items on a shelf are slightly rotated like books on a real-world shelf. That saves a lot of screen real estate.

If you mouse-over your shelves, you can see a larger preview of the file. A double-click opens it.

You can use DesktopShelves in many different ways: to organize files by project, quickly access frequently used files, or to collect text snippets and templates. Other features include: more...

What's New

Version 2.1.4:
  • Compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Solves Dashboard issue

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Thombar Member IconReview+5
Thombar
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I couldn't get this product to work at all the way the promotional ad said it would. Not worth having in my opinion.

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Version 2.1.4
JohnsonFam Member IconReview+0
JohnsonFam
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I think I may be having issues, but I don't see how this is working correctly. I have a shelf on my desktop with all my folders, but I still see all the folders also on my desktop. So basically, I have the folders on a shelf on my desktop and on my desktop, actually adding to the clutter. How do I fix that?

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Version 2.1.3
Kitestack Software (Developer)
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The shelf folders do not have to be on the desktop. You can move them to anywhere on your Mac, for example your "Documents" folder. This way they won't show up as icons on the desktop, but you can still access the files via the shelves.

Each shelf will update itself with the new location automatically (same for renaming it).

If you have more questions, feel free to send me an email to kitestack.com. -Rico

Protagonisitc Member IconReview+28
Protagonisitc
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Quite frankly I prefer utilities that do not try to take an everything and the kitchen sink approach. This program does the one thing it does extremely well. I hate desktop clutter and it is hard to maintain a desktop with less than a dozen icons. I can now organize all my daily reading into several lists that are easy to see and maintain. This program is well worth the money.

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Version 2.1.3
Gslusher
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Interesting. My desktop has exactly 3 icons--just the three hard drives. Everything else is in a folder.

Protagonisitc
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@Gslusher I don't even keep my HD icons on the desktop. If I did I would be most of the way to that dozen icons already. :-) Most of the clutter on my desktop comes from my early morning activities. I usually skim through things and just drag links to a shelf. That way I can take my time later on. This program fits in nicely with the way I work. Right now I have one shelf, two folders and two links on my desktop.

Jerry0923 Member IconReview+6
Jerry0923
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I actually love this product. I don't use it for all my files, but it sure helps me to visually organize those pesky little files that are easy to forget.

Tech support is A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Buy this product with certainty!

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Version 2.1.3
Mextex Member IconReview+32
Mextex
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Yes, it's a one trick pony and some might think it's too expensive. But I don't agree with that. This app fits into my workflow perfectly and so I have no problem to pay the asked price. Also the developer is very responive, friendly and gives good support.
Check the trial version and if it fits your workflow you'll come to the conclusion that it is worth the money.

A full 5 star rating from me :)

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Version 2.1.3
Hmfwic Member IconReview+16
Hmfwic
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This app and the lite version are both in the Apple App store. I rated it as 5 for all areas. I couldn't go lower than 5 because I haven't yet tried it out and it wouldn't be fair to the author.

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Version 2.1.3
mcnite
+5

this review sounds insane

lutlei
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Just like mcnite said, - but really funny

NotUsed Member IconComment+159
NotUsed
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$15 bucks?.. hahahaha.. seriously?

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Version 2.1.3
Jerry0923
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A bargain!

jibjab Member IconReview+0
jibjab
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Frequent crashes and changes assigned folder-shelf

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Version 2.0.2
Tryme Member IconComment+65
Tryme
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I'm sure this utility serves a purpose for those people that follow that very 'Windows user trait' of storing hundreds of things on your desktop, perhaps you should do a little web searching and learn about the exponential impact each and every one of those items on your desktop is having on the performance of your system.

With so many options for quick access on the Mac, there is no excuse for hundred of folders and files cluttering up the desktop and draining system resources, then in an attempt to organise that chaos, using a utility that further depletes system resources.

This is not an attack on this particular product, simply a comment on the bad practices that necessitate it - when it comes to system performance - using this to clean desktop clutter is akin to trying to put out a fire with petrol.

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Version 2.0.2
Simon Dobbs
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I think you've rather missed the point here; *folders* stored anywhere on a disk are *represented* as shelves on the desktop. It seems to be another way of burying down the folder hierarchy quickly and therefore might be a very good idea.

Dana Sutton
+2

Mr. Dobbs is probably right: presumably, like many such programs, this one really creates and manipulates aliases, right?

Sgginc Member IconReview+226
Sgginc
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5 stars now that spacing is adjustable.
If you like to be organized this is for you.
Developer is highly responsive.
Thanks ... Ken

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Version 2.0
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Version 2.1.3
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Richard Wilcoxson
Version 2.1.3
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Version 2.1.3
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Version 2.1.3
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Version 2.1.3
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Version 2.1.3
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Version 2.1.3
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Version 2.1.3
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Version 2.1.3
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Version 2.1.3
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Downloads 18,966
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Date 13 Nov 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $14.99
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