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Desktop Tidy maintains a "Shadow Desktop", moving any files found on your actual Desktop and keeping it completely clear. This doesn't mean the files are harder to find because Desktop Tidy provides direct access to the files via a status menu icon, and also helps organise the files with the use of customisable filters. For example, you may only be interested in locating an image that was on your desktop, the built in Images filter will help you locate the file quickly and effortlessly.

You can view a screencast of Desktop Tidy in action by clicking the screencast link on our product website: more...

What's New

Version 2.0:
  • OS X 10.9 support
  • Versatile new Shadow Desktop browsing interface
  • Drag and drop
  • Can now search the Shadow Desktop


  • OS X 10.5 or later

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Photobytes Member IconReview+0

It has been several months since Desktop Tidy stopped working for OS 10.6.8. In January the developer responded that the problem was known and was being worked on. Since then the developer no longer responds to inquiries and has not responded to refunded the monies paid for the application. I suggest no one buy this application until they can verify that it will work with their installed version of OS. My overall rating is for the product as of today. The remaining ratings are for the application when it worked.

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Version 2.0
Alex-Macinsky Member IconReview+4

It crashes when I try to access the preferences. Just quits. MacBook Pro, 10.9.

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Version 1.0
Dana Sutton Member IconComment+669
Dana Sutton

The information on this page is wrong, or at least out of date: the current App Store price is $4.99 not $6.99.

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Version 1.0

Thanks for the correction! The listing's been updated to reflect the correct price.

Joel Wolfe Member IconReview+10
Joel Wolfe

I really like this app and the support is fantastic.

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Version 1.0
Llongley Member IconReview+113

I love this app. It does what it says in the background insuring that my desktop is clean.

I often dump things I want to followup on on my desktop intending to do this or that once I am finished with the current task. This can result in a very messy desktop. This app automatically pulls the item into a folder that I have placed in Favorites column for easy access. I also sync this folder with Sugar Sync which allows me to followup on waiting tasks, web pages etc on my IPad and on my schedule. Items can be sorted via type i.e. jpegs go to the pics folder, text docs to the text folder, etc. Hope development continues and a better icon would be a good thing (smile). And if you want people to see the obvious value in this app you should post a demo on your web site if one does not exist, and put a link from this site.
There are some very knowledgable people who's reviews I tend to trust more than the App Store who should try.

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 14,880
Version Downloads 3,502
License Commercial
Date 04 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $4.99