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1.1.4
05 November 2007

Store any drag-and-dropped media files.

Anonymous
11 February 2005

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
Anonymous
11 February 2005
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
Anonymous
30 June 2004
What a great idea. However I wish they would take it a step further and allow the file to be actually transfered to the shelf instead of just an icon. It would be nice to be able to visually inclutter my desktop but still have easy access to desktop items via the shelf. If they can do that, I'd also like it if items on the shelf, while on the shelf, would show up in finder searches as being on the desktop, even though they aren't.......
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Version 1.1.2
Unconvinced
16 March 2004
Just installed 10.3.3 on 933 G4. X-shelf will not start. Anyone else experiencing this conflict?
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Version 1.1.2
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Anonymous
Anonymous
14 April 2004
Same problem here - won't start up with 10.3.3. When it works, it's great...
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Version 1.1.2
Anonymous
29 October 2003
Handy little tool. I wonder why *I* never thought of writing one like this. Great idea -this should be built into the OS (or at least come with it). And it's free. I like free stuff. ;-)
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Version 1.1.2
Jchryss
17 September 2003
I love this program. You can move files folders and clippings easily. it just works intuitively. It is slow though if you are trying to move a file on to a web server you are better off not going through xshelf. It is free but I still sent the guy 5 dollars.
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
12 September 2003
One "problem"! XShelf does not move the actual files/folders, etc, you drop in, it just makes an alias on the drawer, so if you want to keep your desktop clean, and move the actual files to the drawer, it does not work, but its great for moving things from window to window without keeping both windows opened...but its not enough... I wish Xshelf worked like Macabinet (shareware) Macabinet it's great to keep my desktop clean and neat, it moves the actual files to the drawer, and keeps them in a folder. well, but Xshelf is free...I know that... cheers
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Version 1.1.1
Aaron-Faby
15 August 2003
All the NeXTies out there will love this little utility, which restores the shelf from NeXTSTEP to Mac OS X.
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
16 June 2003
Excellent concept and lightening fast - simply a storage shelf for anything you can drag to it. The half-step (for organization) that the dock cannot handle..
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
12 June 2003
Easy to install and use, and very handy. Saves burrowing through all the stuff on my desktop when I get in one of those "let's see how many new cool things I can download today" moods. Thank you!
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
02 June 2003
A perfect little utility. Much neater than opening multiple windows.
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Version 1.1