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Declutter Alternatives

Declutter is described as 'elegant solution to Desktop Clutter that every Mac user faces. It automatically keeps your desktop organised and clean always by moving the files on the Desktop to smart folders using rules based on file names and extensions' and is a File Manager in the file management category. There are seven alternatives to Declutter for Mac, Linux and Windows. The best alternative is Hazel. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Hammerspoon or Organize. Other great apps like Declutter are Maid, Spotless, Taxonomy and Folder Tidy.

Declutter alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be System Cleaners or File Organizers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Declutter.
This page was last updated May 10, 2022
  • Mac

Declutter is an elegant solution to Desktop Clutter that every Mac user faces. It automatically keeps your desktop...

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  1. Hazel

    • Mac

    Automated organization for your Mac.

  2. This is a tool for powerful automation of OS X. At its core, Hammerspoon is just a bridge between the operating system and a Lua scripting engine.



  3. Organize

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The file management automation software.

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  4. Maid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Be lazy. Let Maid clean up after you, based on rules you define. Think of it as "Hazel for hackers".

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  5. Spotless

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    Organize files like magic, leaving your Mac spotless.

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  6. Taxonomy

    • Mac

    Taxonomy helps you to quickly sort the folders and store them in order.

  7. Folder Tidy

    • Mac

    Take any disorganized folder and sort it all into tidy subfolders. Use the 15+ built-in rules, or create powerful custom ones to organize your files just the way you want. Folder Tidy uses all available CPU cores for the fastest possible tidying, and can handle TBs of files.

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