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.
This update works around a recent iCloud issue which could lead to Gladys deactivating sync automatically in order to protect user data.
Ratings and Reviews
Solid, great iOS companion
I use both Gladys and Yoink!, although they do the same things, they do differ in a few imporant ways and one is often a better tool than the other for a particular reason.
For me, Gladys on MacOS is primary a companion app to Gladys on iOS. I use it when I need to save things temporarily, and have them available across devices.
Gladys is super useful on iOS due to that OS's various artificial limitations, and if you are not using it there, you should be.
Under $2 to covers both iOS & macOS, and really does simplify your workflow if you are regularly capturing temporary files, urls, images and especially if you want to move them easily across devices.
If I had a wish list for Gladys on macOS, it would be that it copied Yoink's UX of appearing when an items is dragged and staying on the sceen in the corner while it has items in it. It's a nice clean experience.
I'd also like an option for a more simplified experience for items stored in Gladys. There has never been a time when I've needed to see the different data components of something I've sent to Gladys; an option to open the actual item on double-click, instead of opening the component/label/note window would be nice.
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.
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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.