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
- Universal Clipboard support
- Light/Dark theme to match system appearance.


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What's New

Version 2.1.6

- Added: Unclutter now speaks fluently in Spanish!
- Added: drag text fragment into Unclutter Files to create a text snippet file.
- Fixed: you can now drag files from Dock folders into Unclutter.
- Fixed: Clipboard panel now works correctly with text-auto-replacing utilities (TextExpander, etc.).
- Improved macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) compatibility.
- Many other fixes to get better performance and reliability.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Jack of 3 trades. Master of none.


Overall, this seems to be a good app. Here are the things I’ve found that need to be addressed:

1. Clipboard history size is too small. Other CB managers allow for thousands of items (which is what I use). Alfred sets limits based on time - 3 months for example. Until this is resolved, I can’t use the clipboard feature at all.

2. As others have said, the clipboard needs to have an option to paste on click.

3. It would be nice if notes could integrate with the actual notes app rather than saving text documents.

4. Basic markdown support would be nice as well.

5. There’s a bug in the “or just press” field in preferences. Clearing the field does not clear the value. It can only be replaced by something else. This is a minor issue and easily ignored, but worth mentioning.

6. As others have mentioned, the option to actually move a file vs save a reference to a file should be an option. Yoink seems to handle this better, so I’ll keep using that for now as well.

7. Likewise, files dragged as a group should remain grouped so they can easily be dragged out. Again, Yoink and Dropzone seem to get this right.

So overall, while this is a good app, none of it’s three tools are better than the tools I already use for each purpose. That said, I’ll keep an eye on future development as I’m sure the app will continue to improve.

This app could be better.


I like all of the (three) things that this little app does. However, while viewing your clipboard history, and even identifying which clips are the most important, doesn’t mean that you can REUSE those clips. All I’ve been able to do is look at them. Why can’t I click on an item in the clipboard history and either copy it, or else have it be pasted into a document I’m working on? Also, if, as other reviewers said, this app actually MOVES your files and folders to somewhere deep inside of the operating system, then how do you get them back? And, if you are using Dropbox or some other service to save your files online, then it seems as though the files on Dropbox won’t be the same as the ones you are working on (but you won’t know it).

Developer Response

Hi! Thank you for the feedback, Endnoter! We now have a big list of small and big improvements for the next major update. And we're moving forward to make Unclutter better. But I would like to write a few things so you can get better experience with Unclutter right now. 1) CLIPBOARD. Once you select a clip in the list (History or Favorites) the content is copied into the system clipboard. All you have to do now is go and paste. 2) FILES. The Files panel is pretty much like a regular folder in Finder, but with quick and easy access. You're right - MOVE operation is the default one. You can use modifier keys to change the dragging operation (ALT, CMD+ALT, etc). You can also specify a location where Unclutter stores your files (see Unclutter Preferences, Files tab). Select a folder inside your Dropbox to have your Unclutter files synced automatically. If you have questions or suggestions, please write me at Thank you!



I’ve had unclutter for a while now and I just now realized how much I use it. Literally every single day i used my Mac. I either drag my desktop files into the universal folder or make new documents in the notepad. It is also VERY useful to see my clipboard history — which is saves everything copied, pictures, links, everything.

I’m here writing this because I realized that I’ve been using it so much that I almost forgot it isn’t a built in app and thought that, of all the other apps and stuff that I HAVE reviewed, this one was most deserving of one.

Here’s to Unclutter, the app that works so well you forget it’s running and just blend it into your workflow.


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