Unclutter - Files, Notes and Clipboard Manager
By Eugene Krupnov
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Unclutter is a new handy place on your desktop for storing notes, files and pasteboard clips.
To open, simply move the pointer to the very top of screen and scroll down. Drag items from other applications to the top of screen to store them in Unclutter.
Being just one easy gesture away, Unclutter becomes a surprisingly helpful and convenient tool. In fact 3 tools in 1. That will make you feel more comfortable and powerful on your Mac.
- Instant, configurable access even in full screen mode
- File Storage, to keep your Desktop clean from temporary files
- Notes, to write down something quickly
- Clipboard manager, to track what you copy and paste, browse clipboard history
- Draggable cards that can stick on top of other windows
- Files and notes auto-sync across all your Macs via Dropbox.
- Full multi-display support
- Retina display support
- Light/Dark theme to match system appearance.
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What's New in Version 2.1.1
- Fixed: issue when Unclutter window goes under the menu bar.
- Added: now you can drop files inside the folder's alias (not just regular folders).
- Added: Unclutter now speaks Japanese, Polish and Ukrainian languages.
It’s the perfect balance of power and simplicity. It really lives up to its promise to be a convenient way of putting files or notes out of view but keeping them handy and omnipresent. And I just realized I could drag a note out to make a temporary floating sticky for reference! One of my favorite uses for this is to quickly drag email attachments into unclutter. That allows me to switch comfortably back to another app, pull down and drag the file to its new destination. Very seamless and intuitive.
A great and novel app. The developer is quick to respond to feedback and is already working on the couple of very minor rough edges. I expect Unclutter will become an indispensable part of my workflow.
Slowing Down - Minor Nuances
It’s a bit rough – Minor Nuances 2/5
When I first got this app, I loved it because the concept, but slowly the nuances began to get to me.
Clipboard – Decent 3/5
The clipboard section is decent. It doesn’t necessarily make the app great, but it is useful on occasion. It’s not amazing, but it isn’t negative. Neutral here.
Files – Annoying 2/5
The file section is cool, but can be hindering. I don’t have the same options with files in the file section as I do with files on my desktop. This might sound picky, but I disagree. I think that Uncluttered should speed me up, and not slow me down. What would make this better is if I could have my Uncluttered window be like a secondary desktop.What would be amazing is if the file section was like a mini finder window. When I click a folder in the file section, it opens finder. I’d rather just see the inside of the folder from that window.
Notes – Bad 1/5
Awkward… The idea is awesome, but it has issues. At first, placing notes up there was fun. The issue is getting a new notepad is a pain in the neck, and I can’t keep substantial notes up there. What would make this better? Having a note section that I can organize and take care of a bit easier. What would make this great? Being able to drag note files out of the note section and into the desktop. What would make this amazing? Markdown and RTF potential.
General use – Decent 3/5
The sliding down functionality is great… I can’t deny that. Small annoyance, I can’t make the uncluttered icon disappear from my menu bar. The appearance also doesn’t match Apple at all… Appearance is bad, but the functionality is good.
Conclusion - Total: 2/5
I’m very close to deleting the app, but I have hope that they’ll update it. If they don’t, I may look into making one of my own.