Desktop Tidy
Desktop Tidy
2.1

2.7

Desktop Tidy free download for Mac

Desktop Tidy

2.1
04 June 2015

Automatic housekeeping for your Desktop (release candidate).

Overview

Desktop Tidy automatically keeps the files on your desktop out of sight but close to hand with a convenient menu bar user interface. Your desktop is a convenient and easy place to dump all your commonly used files but it doesn't take long to turn into an unsightly and disorganized mess. Rediscover your wallpaper with Desktop Tidy.

Out of Sight. Still at Hand.
Periodically tidy any files on the Desktop into the Shadow Desktop folder and your desktop will always be clear of clutter. Direct access to your files via the menu icon - open files, delete, reveal in Finder or restore them back to the Desktop for simple and convenient access to the files that have been tidied.

Live Previews
Direct access to your files via the menu icon - open files, delete, reveal in Finder or restore them back to the Desktop for simple and convenient access to the files that have been tidied.

Filtered Views
Files can be filtered to make everything easy to find; hide older files, group them by type, by folder or sort them alphabetically. An empty desktop with everything perfectly organised and just a few clicks away.

Fully Configurable
Everything is fully configurable so Desktop Tidy works just how you want it to. Tidying frequency can be configured, from every minute up to once a week.

More Features
  • Ignore List allows specific files or folders to remain on the Desktop
  • Shows you how much disk space the files in your Shadow Desktop occupy at a glance
  • One click restore moves files back to the Desktop and adds them to the Ignore List
  • One click function to reveal any file or folder from the Shadow Desktop in Finder
  • One click function to move any file or folder from the Shadow Desktop to the Trash
  • Desktop Tidy can be configured to ignore aliases, folders or hidden files automatically

What's new in Desktop Tidy

Version 2.1 (472):

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later.

  • Window Tidy now available for distribution outside of the Mac App Store
  • Trial version now available
  • Removed Growl notifications and integrated with Notification Centre
  • Minor bug fixes

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6 Desktop Tidy Reviews

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Alex-Macinsky
04 December 2013

Most helpful

It crashes when I try to access the preferences. Just quits. MacBook Pro, 10.9.
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Version 1.0
larrymcj
24 August 2015
I have this app and it does a great job of doing exactly what it's supposed to do. Simply amazing to me how it gets only 1/2 star here, but 4 stars in the MAS.
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Version 2.1
Photobytes
12 May 2014
It has been several months since Desktop Tidy stopped working for OS 10.6.8. In January the developer responded that the problem was known and was being worked on. Since then the developer no longer responds to inquiries and has not responded to refunded the monies paid for the application. I suggest no one buy this application until they can verify that it will work with their installed version of OS. My overall rating is for the product as of today. The remaining ratings are for the application when it worked.
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Version 2.0
Alex-Macinsky
04 December 2013
It crashes when I try to access the preferences. Just quits. MacBook Pro, 10.9.
Like (1)
Version 1.0
Dana-Sutton
10 May 2013
The information on this page is wrong, or at least out of date: the current App Store price is $4.99 not $6.99.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Nick
MacUpdate-Nick
11 May 2013
Thanks for the correction! The listing's been updated to reflect the correct price.
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Joel-Wolfe
07 February 2013
I really like this app and the support is fantastic.
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Version 1.0
Sheagirl
22 December 2012
I love this app. It does what it says in the background insuring that my desktop is clean. I often dump things I want to followup on on my desktop intending to do this or that once I am finished with the current task. This can result in a very messy desktop. This app automatically pulls the item into a folder that I have placed in Favorites column for easy access. I also sync this folder with Sugar Sync which allows me to followup on waiting tasks, web pages etc on my IPad and on my schedule. Items can be sorted via type i.e. jpegs go to the pics folder, text docs to the text folder, etc. Hope development continues and a better icon would be a good thing (smile). And if you want people to see the obvious value in this app you should post a demo on your web site if one does not exist, and put a link from this site. There are some very knowledgable people who's reviews I tend to trust more than the App Store who should try.
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Version 1.0
$8.99

2.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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