XShelf
XShelf
1.1.4

4.6

XShelf free download for Mac

XShelf

1.1.4
05 November 2007

Store any drag-and-dropped media files.

Overview

XShelf is an application that enhances Drag and Drop operations in Mac OS X by providing a shelf where Drag and Dropped items (such as files, text, or URLs) can be stored for later use. Thus, not only can Drag and Drop operations be "paused", multiple operations can be in flight at once.

What's new in XShelf

Version 1.1.4:
  • Updated for OS X 10.5 Leopard. Due to lack of time or resources, this version is only tested on 10.4 and later.
  • Fitt's revenge. Items can be dropped without backing away from the edge of the screen (though the highlight doesn't appear).
  • Fixed a bug where, if you had the context menu open, clicking away would leave the drawer open.

20 XShelf Reviews

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Anonymous
11 February 2005

Most helpful

Its a shame that this app has seemingly been abandoned by its developer(s) as it held great potential, but was never quite what i wanted it to be. I was always looking for a way to CUT and PASTE files and folders in the finder using the contextual menu (a la Windows) and this came closest to that, but because that function wasn't accessible without a drag n drop i never got into using it full time. I have been checking on XShelf since it was released, but it appears to have reached the end of its development. Shame.
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Version 1.1.2
Big-Mac-XXL
01 January 2017
Funny. This is ten years old and still running on El Capitan. Can somebody test on Sierra?
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Version 1.1.4
1 answer(s)
Tlance
Tlance
20 June 2017
Basic functionality is here on Sierra. Can't access preferences or Help. Found it at site mentioned by Aargl.
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Aargl
06 August 2012
DL link and dev sites are down. I've found this http://rixstep.com/4/0/xshelf/ but I think it's another program. But hey, I've found a few places that still have version 1.1.4!!! :-) http://www.clubic.com/lancer-le-telechargement-149442-0-xshelf.html http://mac.brothersoft.com/xshelf.html
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Version 1.1.4
8 answer(s)
Lvdoc
Lvdoc
18 February 2013
Thanks for that!
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Aargl
Aargl
18 February 2013
You're welcome! ;-)
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Kihoalu
Kihoalu
05 September 2013
On Mountain lion its still nearly as useful as the competition & less intrusive. I just recently bought a similar app in Yoink, but its pluses are also its annoying proclivities & I could just as well have stayed with xshelf or explored the alternatives more closely. None of these type of apps seem (to me) as though they'd be something you'd run all the time unless you were on an 11" laptop or have a need for moving a lot of files around during a special project. There are other ways to get there unless both source & destination vary among many folders.
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taliwalt
taliwalt
21 October 2013
Thanks for the download link!
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Aargl
Aargl
19 November 2013
And still running on 10.9! :-)
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Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
19 November 2013
Thanks, Aargl! Because of this thread, I checked the download and found that it *wasn't* 1.1.4, but 1.1--and a SIT archive at that! Yech! Anyway, I've followed your advice (and maybe your links ;-) ), and have uploaded XShelf 1.1.4 to the server. Now you can find it without having to go a-wandering.
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Aargl
Aargl
19 November 2013
Yeah! Always glad to help! :-)
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Tlance
Tlance
20 June 2017
Still there. Thanks! see comment above re: Sierra.
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Tipp-Flo
03 September 2011
No updates needed in four years! Still working great in Lion. Very helpful little application. It's what finder lacks - Pathfinder has it.
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Version 1.1.4
MichaelHaeusler
01 September 2010
It works on 10.6.4 in terms of functionality, but transparency/design/color cannot be changed and adapted to a Snow Leopard style GUI. But it's a nice little app. I already used it on Tiger.
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Version 1.1.4
MichaelHaeusler
01 September 2010
It works on 10.6.4 in terms of functionality, but transparency/design/color cannot be changed and adapted to a Snow Leopard style GUI. But it's a nice little app. I already used it on Tiger.
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Version 1.1.4
Roro01
06 November 2007
IS THIS APPLICATION A JOKE? I really can't understand how it can be useful.
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Version 1.1.4
2 answer(s)
brsma
brsma
20 November 2007
What a pity. You might want to improve your imaginative skills. ;-p
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Version 1.1.4
Easer
Easer
05 October 2008
That's not a useful reply. The answer is, this is another means by which to move file around. Consider what one can currently do: (1) open a second window, move it around on screen, navigate to the new location, go the other window, drag the file to the new window, and then close the new window. (2) Navigate to the new location, drag it to the sidebar, then navigate back to the old location, drag it to the sidebar location, and then remove the new location from the sidebar. With X Shelf, you don't have to move anything right away. You can store files to be moved later, or you can also drag a bunch of files from different locations and, once done, move them all to one new location (if you wish). It's just an alternative method, but it works quite well. PathFinder has this built into it, and no one that I know of has ever complained about it.
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Version 1.1.4
Tuishimi
05 November 2007
Does not work on 10.4.10, intel mac mini. Won't start.
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Version 1.1.4
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Tuishimi
Tuishimi
05 November 2007
Yeah... I am sending him the crash report. Probably due to something running on my Mac.
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Version 1.1.4
Tuishimi
Tuishimi
06 November 2007
Spoke with (well, via email) developer. The problem was a plugin called SIMBL which is used by A-Dock to make (for example) the email icon dynamic.
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Version 1.1.4
Moodjoo
01 September 2006
Wow! Didn't see that one coming. Nice that you made it universal.
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Version 1.1.3
Deicidus
28 May 2005
Sweet! This is *exactly* what I was looking for/searched for. I read the article on a spatial finder, and wanted my Finder to work that way. I discovered that hitting the "expand" button at the top of the window makes them spatial, and with this shelf, I now have virtually all of the features he spoke of! The program works flawlessly and is very easy to use.
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Version 1.1.2
Anonymous
13 March 2005
Well I hope it'll be compatible with Tiger.
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Version 1.1.2
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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