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By Pilotmoon Software

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Dropshelf gives you a handy place to put files, images, text and web links. Just drag an item to the edge of the screen, and Dropshelf slides out.

Use Dropshelf to hold your items while you drag them between different windows, tabs, full screen apps and spaces.

You can also store things in Dropshelf to keep for later. You can have multiple shelves, and they will minimize out of view when not in use.

It supports copy and paste too, so you can save your clipboard contents to Dropshelf. It is also integrated with OS X in other thoughtful, workflow-enhancing ways — check out the User Guide for some tricks and tips.

What's New in Version 1.3

Dropshelf is now fully compatible with with OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

I have also been working on the mechanism for triggering a shelf at the edge of the screen. Based on feedback I've been getting, some of you were having trouble reliably triggering a new shelf, especially new users. So I have added a little "target zone" which fades in to give you something to drag to. It should be easier to use and more intuitive. Let me know what you think.

There's a refreshed look; everything a bit cleaner and brighter. And the slide animation is more zippy.

I've also fixed dragging photos from the Photos app.

As usual you can reach me via or tweet @pilotmoon. And if you like Dropshelf, please leave a review or rating on the App Store. Thanks.


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Customer Reviews

Excellent for organizing those picture folders

I have a couple of folders with pictures of all types, literally hundreds, of everything from family pictures to more questionable content. Organization was impossible with my 30 second attention span. With Dropshelf, I could just shuttle pictures to the sides into their own shelves, without having to create a bunch of folders before I needed to. Better yet, I didn’t have to finish the entire project in one go, because Dropshelf kept them for a while (though I don’t know how long it would actually hold them.

For me, it was the perfect assistance, like having an extra 3 pairs of hands, to organize my picture folders.

very useful

I find this utility extremely helpful.
"Drag and drop" on the Mac should be easy all the time, but sometime it doesn't work as well as it should. For example, between different applications, email, or to and from a Parallels work space. Also, when your desktop is cluttered, it gives you a sidebar, or temporary holding pen until you can dig out your desired destination for that file.

Love It!

This is a useful little app that doesnt clutter up the desktop. It holds all kinds of clippings pics and whatnots and I can create a new shelf from my clipboard real quick. Its smooth and has different color shelves you can choose from as well as different shelf placements ie from the side bottom both. I do wish I could make my own color shelves though or more colors styles to choose from cause Im like that!

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  • $4.99
  • Category: Utilities
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  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 1.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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