My Mac work routine borders on the messy. As I’m working, files and folders on the Desktop begin to propagate and grow into a cluttered mess. Worse, if I’m working on multiple projects at a time I don’t clean up the cluttered Desktop every day. So, I’ve been looking around for an easier way to manage some of the ongoing clutter. If you have a similar issue with Desktop files and folders you might like the Unclutter app.
There’s not much to Unclutter, which makes it instantly usable. It’s not as simple as dumping everything into a folder, but if you use it on the fly it makes organizing the clutter much easier.
Right below the Mac’s Menubar you’ll find three app windows. Clipboard (for storing clipped items). File Storage (for storing files). Notes (duh).
Unclutter gives you quick access to each component so storing files, snippets, notes or anything else is drag and drop simple.
Wait. Aren’t those three windows clutter by themselves? Yes. So, detach them and put them where it’s most convenient for your workflow.
They detach and float and are resizable.
Unclutter takes a different approach to reducing Desktop file and folder clutter. You can use it to batch clean the clutter, but those digital pockets make it easy to keep the clutter under control while you work, eliminating the frantic clean up at the end of the day.
Nicely done. Inexpensive. Easy. But a much different way to keep the clutter to a minimum.