Gladys is a drag-and-drop shelf that holds things you want to set aside, such as links, text snippets, map locations, contacts, images, photos, emails, messages and much more (even if the application that the information came from is removed)

It works with any app that supports drag-and-drop, and helps keep you focused by letting you quickly set something aside, without having to consider where it needs to be dropped, or having to constantly switch between apps.

• Works with any app that supports drag-and-drop, but also provides an extension for apps that don't yet support it, as well as the ability to paste items to & from the clipboard.
• Quickly search for items inside the app or via Spotlight. Access your top items from the home screen / Today widget, your Apple Watch, and even iMessage.
• Annotate items with notes, custom titles, and tag items with labels that allow you to easily categorise, browse, and sort your collection.
• Take your collection with you on your iPhone, and keep it updated by turning on automatic iCloud syncing.
• Import/export/merge collection archives simply by dragging.
• Ideal for bookmarking between apps: For example you can quickly return to dropped email items by selecting 'Open' in their info view, or quickly share links between different browsers.
• Experienced users can get details on dropped items and extract or modify specific data components (e.g. extract the URL of an image link, instead of the whole item, add a new image, or edit the title).
• Power users can use Gladys' Files extension to view/edit items in-place from other apps, as well as exporting all items in a ZIP file for sharing.
• Technical users can inspect binary data using the in-built hex viewer, download items pointed to by web links, and even archive web pages.
• Contains no analytics, ratings prompts, or noise.

Gladys is free for casual use (up to 10 simultaneous items). Power users with larger libraries can expand Gladys to hold unlimited items with a 99 cent in-app-purchase.

What's New

Version 1.1.16

• Ability to edit URL data components in-place.
• Extended callback scheme to allow creation of text items and import web URLs. Please refer to for details on all the available callbacks.
• Updated info and link to Gladys for macOS in the Tips section.
• Action extension covers more item types.
• Improved error reporting during imports, exports, and ZIP file creation.
• Fixed: Colour previews will appear correctly in today and messages extensions.
• Fixed: Locked items will no longer appear in the today extension.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Highly Useful


Quick and easy way to manage the fast and recognizes URLs as a separate the labeling for organization...I use this app to quickly capture things to review or read later in the’s a life saver... Gladys has permanently been on my HomeScreen for the last few months now...the shortcut on the share menu I just cannot live without it...I suggest adding a dark color scheme for night time use...Thank you for creating this very useful app!

Love Gladys!


Other than the odd app name and icon, it works great for iOS 11 drag and drop on my iPads. There are 3 ways to get the data (text, photos, gifs, etc.) in: drag and drop, Share/“Keep in Gladys”, and copy/paste). It’s easy to pull out a clip, drag and drop it; the original will stay right there in case you need to use it again. Just started with the app but already can tell it’s going to increase my productivity. And what a bargain, price-wise! Highly recommend Gladys!

An Essential Productivity App


After less than a week of use, Gladys is already one of my *all-time favorite* iOS productivity apps. The app is deceptively simple; the potential use cases in the era of iOS drag-and-drop are immeasurable. On my iPad, the functionality of Gladys already “feels” like a “natural extension” of iOS multitasking. IMHO, Apple should acquire this app.


Pavlos Tsochantaris
27.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© (c) 2017, 2018 Paul Tsochantaris
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited Items $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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