DesktopUtility
DesktopUtility
4.2.2

4.8

DesktopUtility free download for Mac

DesktopUtility

4.2.2
20 June 2019

Quickly access useful system tasks.

Overview

DesktopUtility is a tiny system application that allows you to hide your Desktop, toggle file visibility, show your user library, force-empty the trash, or restart the Finder/Dock/MenuBar easily and conveniently.

What's new in DesktopUtility

Version 4.2.2:
  • Updated copyright
  • Small ui tweaks

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17 DesktopUtility Reviews

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Jazzyguy
21 July 2012

Most helpful

Excellent Utility. It does whatitis designed to do.
Like (4)
Version 1.2.5
Love it!
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Version 4.2.1
Derekcurrie
17 October 2016
Simple, functional, free, a required utility for all advanced Mac users, written by SweetP Productions. Get it. Use it. Enjoy it. Check out SweetP's other excellent software as well.
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Version 2.2
WordWeaver
03 May 2016
When I first saw "New brighter icon" under the "What's New" section for 2.2, a smile came across my face, and I thought to myself "Ha! Maybe Russell listened to reason after all and changed DesktopUtility's menubar icon so that it doesn't look so similar to Xmenu's menubar icon. Alas, I was mistaken. While the Finder icon is indeed new, the menubar icon remains the same. It looks kind of like a black flower with a white center. I made sure to shut down DesktopUtility first, before I installed the new version. When that didn't work, I shut down 2.2, and then deleted every file and folder that was related to it in my Home/Library folder, and made sure to empty the trash. Nevertheless, when I relaunched DesktopUtility, it is still the same black menubar icon. The only thing I haven't tried is rebooting my entire machine, which I can't do right now because it would interrupt all of my web services and other Internet-related things that I run. So, assuming that you really didn't change the menubar icon's appearance, Russell, I again appeal to you to consider doing so, so that older folks like me aren't confused by the similarities between the Xmenu and DesktopUtility icons. Thanks for your consideration.
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Version 2.2
1 answer(s)
SweetP Productions
SweetP Productions
04 May 2016
I took a lot at Xmenu, and the icons aren't similar at all?
which version of Xmenu are you using?
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Foulger
12 October 2015
Such an excellent utility that I have only praise for it. Well done to the author.
Like (2)
Version 2.0
WordWeaver
11 October 2015
Thank you for this update to a very practical, time-saving little app. I would like to offer one suggestion for your consideration: If you compare your menubar icon to that of Xmenu, you will see that they are very similar in appearance. Being an elderly person myself, I have to now look even more carefully, in order to make sure that I don't click on Xmenu's icon, instead of the intended DesktopUtility icon. I think just colorizing your app's icon would help to distinguish it from Xmenu . . . perhaps with TWO colors; one for the center, and one for the periphery.
Like (2)
Version 2.0
twilliams-2
23 June 2015
I have been working for months to delete 150,000 items from my trash. I would leave it emptying over the weekend only to see less than 5,000 gone. This little app cleared all the hanging files in under a minute with a simple click. As with most software, use it only when you need it.
Like (3)
Version 1.4.3
1 answer(s)
George6
George6
12 October 2015
nice fake review
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
25 April 2014
The Finder adds are already there in XtraFinder, a 'must have', not so the Dock and MenuBar restart so… I believe that some more actions should be found out to justify its use. By the way, once more, the suggested alternative apps showed here above are almost not. Not a reason to not be grateful to the developer for his efforts.
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Version 1.4.1
antoniong
08 November 2013
Great app but since 10.9 it reverts to the topfolder.
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Version 1.4
XerSon7358
15 October 2013
Спасибо Огромное. Русская локализация как раз в тему.
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
George6
George6
12 October 2015
fake review
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GeogProf
18 June 2013
A great app. Thanks to the dev for offering it on a 'donations' basis.
Like (1)
Version 1.3.4