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DragonDrop is intended to reintroduce some of the functionality lost with the death of tabbed windows. We all remember tabbed windows, who trod the classic paths. Drag an open window to the bottom of the screen, and a title-tab peeks up, readily displaying its contents at a click or a drag, and collapses to insignificance at the slightest thought of dismissal.

What's New

Version 1.3:
  • Windows remember being closed
  • Various file-operation re-loads work more smoothly
  • The application is a Universal Binary, for full-throttle tabbiness on Intel Macs.
  • Russian localization updated by Michael Krekin.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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misterjspencer Member IconComment+82
misterjspencer
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Is anyone still developing this, or did it die like sticky windows?

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Version 1.3
Negritude
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There was an update back in 2009 that is not linked to here:

http://cs.oberlin.edu/~dadamson/DragonDrop/DragonDrop.zip

misterjspencer
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thanks for that, and it still kind of works in Lion, but needs more development. I contacted the developer who was pleased to hear of interest, perhaps if more got in contact with him it might mean this utility would get some more work, its a shame for it to go to waste.

md828 Member IconComment+42
md828
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Beautiful attitude towards bringing this great functionality back however:

•Spring-loading leaves folders open; they should collapse like in the Finder.
•Double-clicking on folders/files does nothing?! May be a bug, I'm on 10.4.8 and using DD 1.3. Make it do something! At least make it an option.
•Tabs miss clicks: When a tab is at the edge of the screen, when clicking on the edge sometimes the tab won't open, I think this is because the resize behavior conflicts with the open behavior. It'd be nice to lock the resizing so that it doesn't miss the open click.
•List view is handicapped: limited sorting/metadata options, labels don't show. Please bring them back to full glory!
•Please bring an icon view, it's very missed.
•When choosing "Small tabs" there's a bug that makes the whole content of a tab diminute.
•Editing filenames: it'd be nice being able to edt filenames by the click-and-wait-on-text behavior, like in the Finder.
•Moving tabs: when "Tabs at bottom" is chosen, and I move a tab, what's the point of being able to vertically move the tab anywhere on the screen if it'll go back down when it collapses?
•Dragging files to trash does nothing. Move them to trash!
•Refreshing: is there a better way to handle this? Changes made from the Finder won't reflect on tabs unless the refresh command is used :-/ can you make it more sync'd?
•There's a bug where, when copying to ghost folder in a tab (ghost because it was deleted in the Finder and the tab wasn't refreshed) it'll copy the file to the parent folder. I think it should warn that the folder no longer exists.
•When "Tabs at bottom", why the bottom resize widget? I don't think it works well at all, and I think there are too many ways to resize the tab.
•Collapsing inconsistent? When dragging a file into a tab's child folders it collapses, however when dragging to the tab's current directory, aka white space, it stays open. I'd like it to collapse on both scenarios.

There are a few more things but hopefully, as development progresses, these and other quirks and bits will get ironed. There's a lot of work to do, I hope this app doesn't go into passive mode like Drop Drawers. There's lots of potential for this type of app.

Somewhere, sometime, someone will make collapsing tabs a vital tool, again. The quest continues.

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Version 1.3
DLWormwood Member IconComment+1
DLWormwood
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How does this compare with Drop Drawers by Sig Software? I've been using it for a few years, but DD has a couple quirks of its UI due to it being a little too ambitious with its functionality.

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Version 1.3
M. Douglas Wray Member IconReview+0
M. Douglas Wray
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I've been using DragonDrop (version a little more)

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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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"Drag an open window to the bottom of the screen, and a title-tab peeks up, readily displaying its contents at a click or a drag, and collapses to insignificance at the slightest thought of dismissal."

I follow this and I have no tabbed windows at all...

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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
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Same here. Doesn't seem to do anything at all :(

OSX 10.3.9

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Anonymous
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because you have to drag the folder over the dragondrop icon, its slightly different than OS 9...because OS 9 is DEAD

ToLo
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That was not helpful. Drag it how? Over what... the "Here be Draggon" thingie? The icon in the dock? What?

I'm getting no results at all. Perhaps it's obvious, but some directions somewhere would be nice...

Joe D.
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You're right -- it wasn't a very helpful comment. As for OS 9 being 'dead': it doesn't mean OS 9 didn't have features which OS X lacks/sorely needs.

Here's how you get this nice little app working:

•Simply drag the folders/directories you wish to have displayed in a tab directly onto the DragonDrop application. Once you've done this, DragonDrop will list the folder/directory as a tab.
•Once you've gotten the folders/directories you want set up, then you can proceed to interact with them in similar fashion as the tabs in OS 9.

Long live tabs! ; )

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Anonymous
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Great application! Works amazingly well, the way tabs can be anyway, even floating, like a window shade, in the middle of the desktop. Some bugs with icon sizing but otherwise, awesome!

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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Praise!

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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Amazing -- I stopped by his website and, lo and behold: He's already fixed the tab-saving feature!

I have to agree with an earlier poster with regard to this app having a great future.

The only problem I'm now encountering is when trying to switch from medium icon size to small: everything disappears.

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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Correction -- the problem occurs when switching to small tab size.

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Disappearing tabs problem now fixed! Someone must have a case of Mountain Dew or Jolt Cola with them this weekend. ; )

M. Douglas Wray Member IconReview+0
M. Douglas Wray
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Wonderful to see this feature return to OS X! David deserves endless kudos and support for doing this. I rarely add utilities to my system, there are PLENTY. But this adds a feature that I've definitely missed.

Yes, it does have issues - one of which David fixed ad hoc and emailed me in under an hour with an updated version. He's clearly all over it. Also, after reading his site, it's obvious this is NOT a 'hack' but a full-fledged application - David's clearly fully cognizant of the deeper intricacies of OS X, DragonDrop can only get better!

The biggest problem I still see is stability, but that will improve as he works on it - it's incredibly good as is and for FREE, a killer deal.

Thanks David!

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Version 1.2
 (Developer) Member IconDev+0
(Developer)
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I find it remarkable that MacUpdate magically updates my listing for me -- I told them nothing, and yet some good soul took the initiative to put together an update statement from my website.

Invisible magic person, I thank you!

The rest of you, enjoy my software.

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Version 1.2
MacUpdate-Lon (developer)
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Nothing remarkable at all, just our harvest mechanism.

It runs many, many times a day and checks every developer's website in our database. It reports when a page has been modified, that page is then checked by one of two actual human beings here at MacUpdate and if a new version is found, bingo, we post it.

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Downloads 9,554
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Date 13 Jul 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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