$5 Friday: DesktopShelves [Ends today!]

$5 Friday: DesktopShelves [Ends today!]

Me, I like a tidy Desktop. Sure I save things to the Desktop (like the images I use for these posts), but once a week or so I clean house, deleting almost everything from my Desktop. Now my buddies AJ and Shane, well they have Desktops that make my eyes bleed. Files and folders everywhere. I’m seriously thinking I should buy them each a copy of DesktopShelves. It’s not going to be a big deal either because, it’s our first $5 Friday!

DesktopShelves does one simple thing. You create “shelves” (they look like shelves you have on your wall) to hold files and folders on your Desktop. It’s a virtual thing, really, everything is still in a folder in the Finder, but it looks better. Check out the movie after the jump.

$5 Friday: DesktopShelves [Ends today!]

First take a couple minutes and watch this

$5 Friday: DesktopShelves [Ends today!]

See, it’s cool, it’s subtle, it’s elegant. Shelves on your Desktop. A virtual, but interactive, representation of the files you want to have access to quickly. At $5, I don’t think you can lose. Hmm, I might even pick it up myself…

DesktopShelves

Update: As a side note I did wind up buying this for myself and it is pretty darn cool!

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  • Benjamin Tomlinson

    And clutter up your desktop even more? No thank you…

  • mr_bee

    To me this looks like you could put even more crap on your desktop with these shelves. It’s not the presence of the shelves that’s going to make a person neat and tidy, it’s the presence of a mind set and doing the work to make it neat and tidy. These shelves would not help your friends but only contribute to their problems.

  • Alfred2612

    I like this. It could be a neat and good-looking way of organising the files for my current project, instead of using folders within folders, which isn’t very visual or anywhere near as elegant as this.

    Nice work!

    (and it works on Snow Leopard so I can use it at work. awesome.)

  • RaptorOO7

    If I have too much crap on my desktop I just move it to folders in my downloads folder. I usually get around to filing it, or else I just delete everything figuring if I didn’t do something with it, I must not have needed it.

    Still this could be useful for the items I want to access quickly especially when I travel.

  • technochick

    Great so my dad who puts everything on the desktop and wonders why his computer keeps slowing down will be encouraged to put everything on the desktop, but neatly. Instead of using the dang documents folder etc

  • Nate Tucker

    You do realize that putting all that crap on the desktop isn’t good for the processes of the computer, right?

  • assyrianpride

    i prefer the regular desktop, even though the desktop icons are similar to windows icons

  • assyrianpride

    Great so my dad who puts everything on the desktop and wonders why his computer keeps slowing down will be encouraged to put everything on the desktop, but neatly. Instead of using the dang documents folder etc

    well if u put most things in the dock it will run faster, also if u delete photos from the computer that are also on ur iphone it will run so much faster…my friends ibook almost crashed after he transferred his iphone photos to it

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