We use folders for everything. Folders for files. Folders for apps. Even the Desktop is a folder. Hello? It’s the 21st century already. Let’s come up with something new, perhaps easier to use, more relevant than folders. Well, dear Mac lover. It’s here. Out with the old folder metaphor, and in with shelves. Specifically, Desktop shelves.
Are you ready to Think Different? Can you handle change? Forget folders, boxes, and drawer. The future is shelves on the Desktop.
Folders, Boxes, Drawers, Or Shelves?
Maybe we use folders because that’s how modern humans think. We think we need to put things someplace, and the folder won out over boxes and drawers.
Folder hierarchy remains elusive for many Mac and PC users so maybe it’s time for a change.
That’s what DesktopShelves does. It gives your Mac shelves. Files and folders, replete with colorful Finder-like icons, can be dropped onto shelves on your Mac’s Desktop.
Bear with me. Change doesn’t come easy to people who are still stuck in the 1980s.
DesktopShelves is an efficient, visual way of storing and finding files. Hey, boxes never caught on. Drawers made sense but folders won. Let’s give shelves a chance.
What good are colorful shelves if you can’t choose from a variety of styles and colors?
It’s actually easy to use. Drag and drop files or folders onto any shelf you choose. It integrates with the Mac’s Finder so you can right-click to open a folder of files and apps as a shelf.
A global hotkey gives you quick access to all the shelves on your Mac’s desktop. You can even drag and drop text, which makes a new text file, and drop it onto a shelf.
DesktopShelves is a new way to organize that doesn’t take much effort to get used to, and it’s easy to use.
Is it better than folders? Folders actually integrate within DesktopShelves. Is it better than boxes? Yes. How about drawers? I don’t really know why the file cabinet metaphor never caught on.