DesktopShelves
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Display folders as desktop shelves.   Demo ($14.99)
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DesktopShelves can help clean up a desktop cluttered by dozens of different files.

You can display any folder as a shelf on your Desktop. On a shelf the size of 5 normal Desktop items you can fit 20 files, because items on a shelf are slightly rotated like books on a real-world shelf. That saves a lot of screen real estate.

If you mouse-over your shelves, you can see a larger preview of the file. A double-click opens it.

You can use DesktopShelves in many different ways: to organize files by project, quickly access frequently used files, or to
What's New
Version 2.1.4:
  • Compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Solves Dashboard issue
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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DesktopShelves User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Thombar reviewed on 15 Dec 2013
I couldn't get this product to work at all the way the promotional ad said it would. Not worth having in my opinion.
[Version 2.1.4]


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JohnsonFam reviewed on 18 Sep 2012
I think I may be having issues, but I don't see how this is working correctly. I have a shelf on my desktop with all my folders, but I still see all the folders also on my desktop. So basically, I have the folders on a shelf on my desktop and on my desktop, actually adding to the clutter. How do I fix that?
[Version 2.1.3]

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Kitestack Software (developer) replied on 18 Sep 2012
The shelf folders do not have to be on the desktop. You can move them to anywhere on your Mac, for example your "Documents" folder. This way they won't show up as icons on the desktop, but you can still access the files via the shelves.

Each shelf will update itself with the new location automatically (same for renaming it).

If you have more questions, feel free to send me an email to kitestack.com. -Rico
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Protagonisitc reviewed on 18 Sep 2012
Quite frankly I prefer utilities that do not try to take an everything and the kitchen sink approach. This program does the one thing it does extremely well. I hate desktop clutter and it is hard to maintain a desktop with less than a dozen icons. I can now organize all my daily reading into several lists that are easy to see and maintain. This program is well worth the money.
[Version 2.1.3]

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Gslusher replied on 15 Nov 2012
Interesting. My desktop has exactly 3 icons--just the three hard drives. Everything else is in a folder.
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Protagonisitc replied on 16 Nov 2012
@Gslusher I don't even keep my HD icons on the desktop. If I did I would be most of the way to that dozen icons already. :-) Most of the clutter on my desktop comes from my early morning activities. I usually skim through things and just drag links to a shelf. That way I can take my time later on. This program fits in nicely with the way I work. Right now I have one shelf, two folders and two links on my desktop.
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Jerry0923 reviewed on 22 Aug 2012
I actually love this product. I don't use it for all my files, but it sure helps me to visually organize those pesky little files that are easy to forget.

Tech support is A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Buy this product with certainty!
[Version 2.1.3]


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Mextex reviewed on 07 Aug 2012
Yes, it's a one trick pony and some might think it's too expensive. But I don't agree with that. This app fits into my workflow perfectly and so I have no problem to pay the asked price. Also the developer is very responive, friendly and gives good support.
Check the trial version and if it fits your workflow you'll come to the conclusion that it is worth the money.

A full 5 star rating from me :)
[Version 2.1.3]


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Hmfwic reviewed on 05 Aug 2012
This app and the lite version are both in the Apple App store. I rated it as 5 for all areas. I couldn't go lower than 5 because I haven't yet tried it out and it wouldn't be fair to the author.
[Version 2.1.3]

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mcnite replied on 18 Sep 2012
this review sounds insane
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lutlei replied on 18 Sep 2012
Just like mcnite said, - but really funny
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NotUsed commented on 11 Jul 2012
$15 bucks?.. hahahaha.. seriously?
[Version 2.1.3]

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Jerry0923 replied on 22 Aug 2012
A bargain!
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jibjab reviewed on 18 Mar 2012
Frequent crashes and changes assigned folder-shelf
[Version 2.0.2]


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Tryme commented on 15 Mar 2012
I'm sure this utility serves a purpose for those people that follow that very 'Windows user trait' of storing hundreds of things on your desktop, perhaps you should do a little web searching and learn about the exponential impact each and every one of those items on your desktop is having on the performance of your system.

With so many options for quick access on the Mac, there is no excuse for hundred of folders and files cluttering up the desktop and draining system resources, then in an attempt to organise that chaos, using a utility that further depletes system resources.

This is not an attack on this particular product, simply a comment on the bad practices that necessitate it - when it comes to system performance - using this to clean desktop clutter is akin to trying to put out a fire with petrol.
[Version 2.0.2]

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Simon Dobbs replied on 15 Apr 2012
I think you've rather missed the point here; *folders* stored anywhere on a disk are *represented* as shelves on the desktop. It seems to be another way of burying down the folder hierarchy quickly and therefore might be a very good idea.
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Dana Sutton replied on 15 Apr 2012
Mr. Dobbs is probably right: presumably, like many such programs, this one really creates and manipulates aliases, right?
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Sgginc reviewed on 23 Jan 2012
5 stars now that spacing is adjustable.
If you like to be organized this is for you.
Developer is highly responsive.
Thanks ... Ken
[Version 2.0]


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Preset had trouble on 16 Aug 2011
Hello!

Just purchased DesktopShelves and can´t download it as the download-link doesn´t work.

Any help?

Thanks
[Version 1.3]

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Preset replied on 16 Aug 2011
now it works!
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ginnybender replied on 18 Sep 2012
I'm having all sorts of issues. I see the App in my App folder, but the app itself doesn't open. Why not? I have created two shelves that look great, but I don't want those shelves. I was trying to work the app and suddenly there are two shelves. I only want my desktop on shelves, not my apps! There is no Contact Us anywhere that I can find. And does this app open or what? Where is the help section or manual? I'm lost.
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Kitestack Software (developer) replied on 18 Sep 2012
@ginnybender I've replied to your 3 emails. If you have any more questions, just let me know. I'd be happy to help you getting started with the app. -Rico

janspace rated on 27 Nov 2013

[Version 2.1.4]



Michael_b2d5a38d rated on 03 Sep 2013

[Version 2.1.3]



Scottgg rated on 25 Jan 2013

[Version 2.1.3]



Richard Wilcoxson rated on 22 Dec 2012

[Version 2.1.3]



janne.peraaho rated on 20 Dec 2012

[Version 2.1.3]



admitted_apple_freak rated on 13 Dec 2012

[Version 2.1.3]



Tonyc5001 rated on 13 Dec 2012

[Version 2.1.3]



Stuart_be10693b rated on 06 Dec 2012

[Version 2.1.3]



Menchetti-Riccardo rated on 04 Dec 2012

[Version 2.1.3]



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Aleksandr_39c7d7c9 rated on 29 Nov 2012

[Version 2.1.3]


Downloads:18,754
Version Downloads:2,021
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Demo
Date:13 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.99
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DesktopShelves can help clean up a desktop cluttered by dozens of different files.

You can display any folder as a shelf on your Desktop. On a shelf the size of 5 normal Desktop items you can fit 20 files, because items on a shelf are slightly rotated like books on a real-world shelf. That saves a lot of screen real estate.

If you mouse-over your shelves, you can see a larger preview of the file. A double-click opens it.

You can use DesktopShelves in many different ways: to organize files by project, quickly access frequently used files, or to collect text snippets and templates. Other features include:
  • Finder integration: open folders as shelves from the Finder context menu
  • Shelf contents update automatically when the underlying folder changes (e.g. you add or remove a file in Finder)
  • Shelf width can be adjusted and shelves can be placed anywhere on the Desktop
  • Drag & drop support: drag files from the Finder on the shelves, drop files from a shelf directly into other applications like Mail.app or TextEdit (dragging with right mouse button inserts the file contents)


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