XShelf

Version: 1.1.4 || Release Date: 2007-11-05 || License: Freeware Developer: Karl Hsu | App Owner: governa

XShelf enhances drag and drop in MacOS X by letting you "pause" drag and drop operations, as well as have multiple drag and drop operations in flight at once.

You can drag files or folders from Finder into the shelf and they will sit there until you drag them out. Once you drag them out, the drag operation will finish as if XShelf were never involved. You may drag individual or multiple files or folders, as well as text clippings and URLs to XShelf. With XShelf, you no longer have to shuffle windows so that both the source and target of a drag and drop are onscreen at the same time.

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4 Opinions

Don't forget it works with text clippings also, not only files.

Because creating a folder for moving between windows takes:
1.creating a folder
2.arrange windows to put the files
3.open the folder to drag and drop
4.arrange windows to put back again
5. perhaps less or more steps

So with XShelf this just takes to open a window drag and drop to the xshelf
and then return back where you want it, end!

I think this fills a hole in OSX GUI, it will be interesting other approaches though, maybe like the XShelf be integrated in the finder windows. Or maybe an option or area to keep the files in the XShelf to copy in place of moving.

By now it makes life easier :)

OLEA

diggn_it, its useful because you can manage multiple items. Lets say I want to get some documents for a project from 3 locations (~/Documents, a shared folder, and a network drive) to a thumb drive. XShelf visualises the process and is much easier than juggling Finder windows.

Of course, some people don't need this at all, which you've pointed out yourself ;)

Works great on Intel machines as well.