Desktop Tidy
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Organize and clean your desktop.   Commercial ($4.99)
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Desktop Tidy maintains a "Shadow Desktop", moving any files found on your actual Desktop and keeping it completely clear. This doesn't mean the files are harder to find because Desktop Tidy provides direct access to the files via a status menu icon, and also helps organise the files with the use of customisable filters. For example, you may only be interested in locating an image that was on your desktop, the built in Images filter will help you locate the file quickly and effortlessly.

You can view a screencast of Desktop Tidy in action by clicking the screencast link on
What's New
Version 2.0:
  • OS X 10.9 support
  • Versatile new Shadow Desktop browsing interface
  • Drag and drop
  • Can now search the Shadow Desktop
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.5 or later



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Alex-Macinsky reviewed on 04 Dec 2013
It crashes when I try to access the preferences. Just quits. MacBook Pro, 10.9.
[Version 1.0]


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Dana Sutton commented on 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The information on this page is wrong, or at least out of date: the current App Store price is $4.99 not $6.99.
[Version 1.0]

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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 10 May 2013
Thanks for the correction! The listing's been updated to reflect the correct price.
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Joel Wolfe reviewed on 07 Feb 2013
I really like this app and the support is fantastic.
[Version 1.0]


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Llongley reviewed on 22 Dec 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.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:13,322
Version Downloads:1,944
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Commercial
Date:04 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $4.99
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Desktop Tidy maintains a "Shadow Desktop", moving any files found on your actual Desktop and keeping it completely clear. This doesn't mean the files are harder to find because Desktop Tidy provides direct access to the files via a status menu icon, and also helps organise the files with the use of customisable filters. For example, you may only be interested in locating an image that was on your desktop, the built in Images filter will help you locate the file quickly and effortlessly.

You can view a screencast of Desktop Tidy in action by clicking the screencast link on our product website:

Features:
  • Keep your Desktop completely clear, whilst still having easy access to the files you place on it
  • Customisable Quick Filters help you locate files of specific types
  • Adjustable Date Filter hides files that haven't been used for a while when browsing the Shadow Desktop
  • Grouping and sorting options make locating files quicker still
  • Automatic Tidying prevents clutter building up
  • Ignore List allows specific files or folders to remain on the Desktop
  • Desktop Tidy 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
  • Growl integration allows Desktop Tidy to keep you informed without getting in the way
  • Desktop Tidy can be configured to ignore aliases, folders or hidden files automatically
  • Enjoy your Desktop wallpaper again!
Automatic Tidying:
Desktop Tidy can keep on top of things to ensure your Desktop never becomes untidy. Configure Desktop Tidy to periodically tidy any files on the Desktop into the Shadow Desktop folder and your desktop will always be clear of clutter. The tidying frequency can be configured, from every minute up to once a week. If Desktop Tidy finds files or folders that are currently being modified, it skips them and then monitors to clean them up when the changes are complete.

Rapid Access To Files:
Just because Desktop Tidy has relocated your files it doesn't mean they are difficult to locate. Once Desktop Tidy has moved the files to your Shadow Desktop, it provides direct access to the files via the status menu. Files can be filtered so that older files are hidden, and Quick Filters help you locate files of specific types. Desktop Tidy makes it easy to open files, delete them, reveal them in Finder or restore them back to the Desktop for simple and convenient access to the files it has moved.

Quick Filters:
Quick Filters help you locate files of a specific type, and they are customisable so you can make it simple to find the files that are important to you. Create your own Quick Filters and specify which file extensions should be included. You will then have instant access to those files straight from the Desktop Tidy menu. Files found by Quick Filters can be grouped by folder or type, or sorted alphabetically.

Restore Files With Ease:
If Desktop Tidy moves a file or folder you wanted to remain on your Desktop, it can be restored quickly and easily by holding CTRL and clicking the item from the Desktop Tidy menu. The file is moved back to your Desktop and added to the Ignore List so that it is not relocated again.

Overwrite Options:
You can configure Desktop Tidy to overwrite, keep both (adding a postfix to the new file) or ignore files that already exist in the Shadow Desktop.


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