Raskin is an alternative desktop interface for OS X. It simplifies interaction with your computer by placing your documents on a zoomable surface, avoiding the clutter of multiple windows. Raskin makes finding, organizing, previewing, and opening documents seamless and time-saving. Raskin is named after and inspired by the work of Mac visionary Jef Raskin.
See more with Raskin. Forget digging through deep folder structures or remembering file names. With Raskin the contents of your files and folders are displayed openly with full previews - zoom-in for a closer look.
Interact with your Mac in a whole new way. Use simple trackpad gestures, like on the iPhone or iPad, to zoom and pan your way around the contents of your computer.
Raskin also lets you zoom away from whatever application you're in, back into the Raskin Surface so you can see the location of the file you're working on and related documents saved nearby.
Complement Finder and Exposé. Quickly review and organize your visual files - photos, graphics, presentations, and artwork on the Raskin Surface with seamless zooming of all file types. No importing necessary. And Raskin's "Bird's Eye Windows" shortcut lets you zoom in on and get details of all open application windows.
View large photo sets instantly. Handling photography is a snap with Raskin. Just insert the memory card or connect the hard disk containing your photos and you're ready to start reviewing and making selections. And since the Raskin Surface is fully interactive you can immediately group, arrange, rename or rate them using color labels.
Simplify your design and editorial workflow. Raskin is the perfect tool for designers or anyone that handles artwork on the Mac. Because it presents all your documents visually, you won't waste time hunting for stuff and you'll have more time to do what you do best.
Stay organized and productive. Raskin maintains Finder's built-in file and folder structure to help you stay organized and it also helps you intuitively remember the location of files thanks to your spatial memory - a massive time-saver.
Updated on Feb 18 2020