Space Drop - Drag & Drop File Management

Developer: FIPLAB Ltd

Current Version: 1.6

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 4.8 MB - Download


Space Drop is an essential utility for Mac users who want to seriously speed up their workflow. Featured by Apple in 'New Apps we Love'!

By using our extensive experience in building a range of Mac utility apps and listening to suggestions from our users over the years, we have built Space Drop. We consider it to be the missing link when it comes to dragging and dropping items on your Mac.

This app makes dragging and dropping files much easier with a handy dock that instantly appears whenever you start dragging a file. It creates a temporary place for you to store your files whilst you navigate to where they need to be dropped. This frees up your mouse and makes the process much more pleasant.

• Add single or multiple files into Space Drop in one go, if you drag in multiple files together, it'll create a stack group of those files combined.
• Allows you to create a temporary storage space for files and folders you need quick access to or need to collate before dragging them to another app or location.
• Add files and folders to Space Drop by dragging them to the drop window, menubar icon and/or dock icon.
• Choose to copy files to their destination or physically move them when dragged out of Space Drop.
• Supports multiple monitor set ups and spaces.
• Supports almost every file type and cocoa application, including Photos app and Outlook.
• Control which apps Space Drop will detect dragging on.
• Customize color, opacity, window position and much more.
• Works with full screen apps.
• Supports QuickLook to preview files within your Space Drop.
• Configure the app to launch when you login to your Mac.
• Toggle the Space Drop window using a hotkey if set.
• Right click on files and select delete to remove them or press the trash can icon to remove all files.

If you have any issues with Space Drop working with a specific Mac app you have installed, let us know via and we will add support in the next update. Currently supports all file formats and virtually every cocoa application!

We've put a lot of thought into Space Drop and after one year of internal testing and feedback from our users, we are happy to bring it to the Mac App Store for everyone to enjoy.


Release Notes:

- Added support for dragging from the Photos app and the Outlook app
- Drop arrow is now animated
- Improved copy and move logic
- Bug fixes

Please support the continued development of Space Drop by leaving a review for the app. If you have posted one before, please update it for the new version. Every review helps us :)

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback so far, we are continuously working on making Space Drop better! If you have a feature or idea in mind, let us know via


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.6
Review by Fan E. Mann

Easy and simple - I like it. It’s easy to use, stays out of the way, and gives you a choice of either moving or copying a file to new location. I haven’t had any files misplaced the way I did when trying to drag them around them around the old way.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.6
Review by howard coward

Good Idea! Keep improving it. - cool idea. Suggestion: add a “save to” or “print to" command from finder so I can place files directly into the Space Drop area upon generation rather than always dragging them there.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.6
Review by planetgazer

Works just like they say it does - Not much to add to the title. It’s simple to use and it fills a need. I don’t have to open series of finder windows to move things around. Saves time and that’s important for the kind of work I do.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.6
Review by Samoyedman

Space Drop - I do not usually rate apps, but this is a great one. It says me a great deal of time, and I highly recommend it.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.6
Review by KK3626

Handy Feature - Works as described and is very handy for simplifying the process of copying or moving files.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people