The more I think about it, the more I think Apple is on to something special with how the iPad (and iPhone) works. File management. There is none. I like that.
My Mac has many thousands of documents and files, most of which are stored in specific locations. Mac users, and to a certain extent, Windows users, have been managing files the old fashioned way.
Most of my Mac’s files go into an array of organized folders the Documents folder. Music goes into the Music folder. Photos go in the Pictures photo. Movies go in the Movies folder.
Everything else gets dumped onto the Desktop or Download folder until I figure out where the items should go.
There’s no such consideration when dealing with files or documents using an iPad or iPhone. Everything is where it’s supposed to be. And most of the time we iDevice users don’t even know where that is. It’s disconcerting, but it brings a certain freedom.
For Mac users, Desktoday is one of those simple apps that help us organize our Desktop messes. Look at what it does. All the files get sorted and stored nice and neat.
What Dekstoday does is pretty cool, but the end result isn’t as elegant as the non-existent file management routine on the iPad or iPhone.
Click to move everything on the Desktop (which is really a folder) into Desktoday’s folders. Use Desktoday to search for whatever has been stored.
Until Apple fully integrates the iPad and iPhone way of managing files and documents, we need a way to keep things tidy.
Not bad for free, huh?