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.

• A completely native Mac app, using standard key combinations such as copy and paste, Quicklook, Spotlight, Handoff, service integrations and a share extension for apps that don't support drag & drop.
• Quickly search for items inside the app or via Spotlight.
• Annotate items with notes, custom titles, and tag items with labels that allow you to easily categorise, browse, and sort your collection.
• Turn on automatic iCloud syncing to sync your data with other Macs and iOS devices running Gladys. Use handoff to quickly locate and open items that you're viewing between devices.
• Invite friends to keep items from your own collection in their own collections, and, if you give permission, even collaboratively annotate and edit them.
• 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.
• Advanced users can import/export/merge collection archives, as well as export items in a ZIP file for sharing, download items pointed to by web links, and even archive web pages.
• 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).
• Technical users can reveal the raw binary "blob" in Finder to access the raw bytes of whatever data was dragged in for further processing. (Changes to the raw data will be detected and synced up, if iCloud sync is used.)
• 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 1.2.16

• Corrects an issue with search index migration that occurred in the recent 1.2.15 release, which could make some items invisible to search. Changes from 2.1.15:
• New option to apply (or edit) notes across multiple selected items.
• New option to allow search results to match any term, instead of all search terms.
• Corrects an issue that could potentially save data too early while multiple items are being imported simultaneously; resulting in some of the items being incompletely synced.
• Corrects an issue where dropping an item into a legacy drag & drop app could fail on the first attempt.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings
mlbrooks ,


I am beyond thrilled that this app has made it to MacOS with iCloud sync. I thought Yoink would be the first to implement the sync-able cross-platform clipboard/dropper but Gladys is the first to market.
THANK YOU for building this. Would have gladly paid $10 or more for this functionality. Would love to see MenuBar integration or a hot-zone-type drag region in the future.

Frustrated76 ,

Menu Bar/Notification Center

Great app, but it really needs to be on the menu bar (with keyboard shortcut) and/or be in the Notification Center, a "at my finger-tips presence”.

Edit: bumped up my rating to 5 stars after the below response from the developer.

Developer Response ,

Hi, I thought you may be pleased to learn that v1.2.3 does now feature an option to run as a menu-bar app. You can also define a hotkey in the preferences view to bring it up or focus it as you work. Suggestions on how to further improve it are always welcome at the email provided in the about dialog.

Sevikha ,


Was waiting for this! Many thanks!


Pavlos Tsochantaris
11.6 MB
macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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