Dropshelf Alternatives

    Dropshelf is described as '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' and is a File Manager in the File Management category. There are eight alternatives to Dropshelf for Mac, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Unclutter. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Dragthing. Other great apps like Dropshelf are Yoink (Paid), Dropzone (Paid), Dock (Paid) and Dropover (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 10, 2021

    1. Unclutter is a new handy place on your desktop for storing notes, files and pasteboard clips. To open your pocket, simply move the pointer to the top of screen and scroll down. Drag items from other applications to the top of screen to store them in Unclutter.
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    2. 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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    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. DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop. It puts all your documents, folders, and applications just a single click away. Highly flexible, it allows multiple docks, each customised to suit your exact needs.

      Discontinued

      Notice on https://www.dragthing.com/ of discontinuation as of 2019.

    5. 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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    6. Dropover is a macOS utility that makes Drag and Drop easier. Use it to stash, gather or move any draggable content without having to open side-by-side windows.
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      MultiDock is a simple application that allows you to organize frequently used applications, documents and folders using small panels (Dock’s).
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    7. DragonDrop makes dragging and dropping on your Mac way better. DragonDrop lets you set down what you're dragging, leaving you free to find your destination without worrying about keeping the mouse button held down.
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