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DesktopShelves Lite

By Kitestack Software

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★ One of the TOP TEN utility apps in over 5 countries. ★

The app opens your Documents and Downloads folder as shelves on the desktop with a nice cover flow effect.

Quickly access your documents and downloads. Drop files onto the shelves or drag them from the shelves into other applications (for example as attachments into

A click on the app icon in the dock brings the two shelves to the foreground. A second click sends them back again.

You can change the two shelves to show any folder you like.


- Dropping a text selection on a shelf automatically creates a new text file

- Right-click and drag a file from a shelf to paste its contents into another app. Great for pasting text templates into email messages or blog posts

- Press Space when an item is selected to see a larger preview

- Right click on a shelf item to reveal it in Finder

- Double click a shelf item to open it

What's New in Version 2.1.3

- Solved: shelves now remain visible when showing the desktop with the "show desktop" gesture or by pressing F11

- "separate shelves per space" feature restricted to Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion for now (until a solution is available)


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DesktopShelves Lite
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.3
  • Size: 1.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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