As the day goes on I drop items on the Desktop for later retrieval and to file away. Photos, movie clips, folders, files and folders, snippets of text, reminders, notes. You know the routine, right? By the end of the day the Desktop is cluttered, I’m forced to clean it and organize it a bit, then repeat the process the next day.
If I added up all the time I’ve devoted to cleaning my Mac’s Desktop of clutter and debris, it could be months of my life. After foraging the Macsphere, I found a way to organize what’s on the Desktop as I work, rather than a big chore at the end of the day. The app is called, simply enough, Unclutter. That’s what it does.
Unclutter acts like a pocket (or, a denim clad box) that resides at the top of your Mac’s screen. Move the Mac’s screen pointer to the top of the screen, and Unclutter drops down. Drop all your Desktop items into Unclutter’s clipboard, notes, or file storage windows.
That’s all there is too it. Unclutter removes the clutter before it clutters up the Desktop– assuming you use Unclutter while you’re gathering all the clutter, of course.
Unclutter stores clipboard items, files, notes and text, and they’re all just a screen pointer movement away. Unclutter is clever, useful, simple to setup and use; the learning curve is modest, but you may need to exercise a bit more discipline to get into the unknown– a Desktop without clutter.