Developer: Kitestack Software

Current Version: 2.2

Last Updated: 4 months ago

Download Size: 3.3 MB - Download


DesktopShelves helps you fight the clutter on your desktop by organizing files on shelves. A shelf the size of 5 icons holds 20 files.

"Thank you for a solid product, that I believe has the potential to be a STANDARD for every Mac owner!!" —Dom

"Very handy way to tidy up the desktop." —Michael

"DesktopShelves is such a great and ingenious application." —Regina

The app takes a refreshing approach to organizing files. It focuses on saving space on your screen while allowing you to always quickly access your files (via hotkey).

Everything is drag and drop. You can even drop text selections on a shelf and a new file is created automatically. Right-click and drag a file away from a shelf to insert its contents into another application such as Mail (great for keeping a "shelf" with frequently used mail templates, for example).


• Finder integration: Open any folder as a shelf on the desktop right from the Finder context menu (requires restart to activate first time).

• Choose from different shelf designs or create your own: The designs make your desktop unique and help you to tell your shelves apart. Design your own or download additional designs from the web.

• Drop a text selection on a shelf and get a new file: Found something on the web that you'd like to remember? Select it, drag and drop it on a shelf, done.

• Works great with text snippets: Right-click and drag a file away from a shelf to paste its text contents into other applications such as Mail, TextEdit, etc. (works for plain and rich text files).

• Access your shelves with a hotkey: Bring your shelves on top of all other windows to quickly access your files.

• Drag & drop everywhere: Drop files from the desktop or Finder onto shelves or the other way around from your shelves into other applications.


Release Notes:

- The app's menu bar icon now shows when using the dark menu bar theme


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1
Review by jc.harmon

Organization Is Key - I have never had such a more successful organization app (except maybe Microsoft Entourage) than Shelves. It is very flexible. You can adjust settings to make certain shelves appear on different Spaces (I use one space as Personal, and another space as Business and Schooling). If you contact the company, they are VERY quick to respond! Thank you Kitestack Software!!!

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people