Dragthing Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Dragthing for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Quicksilver, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Dragthing and 14 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Dragthing are Spotlight (Free), Dropzone (Paid), Yoink (Paid) and Dropshelf (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 13, 2021

    1. Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.
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      Quicksilver vs Dragthing opinions
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      brucelgrubb In addition to a easy search function Quicksilver has a "shelf" which can function like one of DragThing's layer and unlike DragThing Quicksilver can directly search the internet
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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    2. Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).
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    3. Dropzone is a productivity app for the Mac that makes it faster and easier to move and copy files, launch applications, upload to many different services, and more.
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    4. Yoink simplifies drag and drop between windows, apps, spaces and fullscreen apps. When you start dragging a file in Finder or content from an application, Yoink fades in a tiny window at the edge of your screen so you can drag to it.
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    5. Dropshelf is a place to put things. Drag anything to the edge of the screen, and a shelf slides out. Drop files, text clippings and links — whatever you want to keep handy.
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      When you press Command-Tab on your Mac, Apple provides you with a simple App Switcher: So now, with SuperTab installed, pressing Command-Tab gives you a whole lot more:.
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    6. iCollections is an expertly designed application which helps you keep your desktop organized. The app's unique features are what make it the most popular method of desktop organization for Mac users.
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      iCollections vs Dragthing opinions
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      sonorelli Almost infinitely customizable, to the point of confusion. But after an afternoon of hacking around, I finally recreated all of my old DragThing docks, Disks, Active Apps and tabbed Launcher. iCollections is harder to use than DragThing, but with it's discontinuation, iCollections is the best game in Catalina land.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    7. ActiveDock - Alternative Dock for macOS, Apple Dock replacement Customizable Dock for macOS, Application Launcher,Window Manager/Window Switcher, Star Menu for Mac… Problem: Apple Dock is the command center for your Mac.
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      Productivity tool that allows to launch everything (e.g. switch the next song, connect Bluetooth device, set a timer, etc.) so you can stay focused on your current task.
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    8. In OS X, the Dock is used as a repository for any program or file in the operating system. It can hold any number of items and resizes them dynamically to fit while using magnification to clarify smaller resized items.
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