Select a file, drag it to move it. What could be simpler than drag and drop?
The only real problem with drag and drop is sometimes dragging but not finding the right spot to drop what you’re dragging. Then you have to start over or navigate through Finder folders to get the file to the right destination.
There’s a better way and it’s called… drum roll here… DragonDrop.
This clever utility really should be standard fare in OS X because it’s so useful. Select a file, drag it across the desktop. If you can’t figure out exactly where to drop it just yet, that’s OK. Set it down on the moveable DragonDrop shelf, navigate to where you want the file to go, then go to the shelf and complete the second half of the drag and drop function.
For the most part it doesn’t even matter what you drag and not drop before you drop it. Files, folders, text snippets, webpages, photos, graphics. DragonDrop just holds it until you’re really, truly, deeply ready to drop it.
What would make DragonDrop even better is if it could handle multiple selections at a time, but that’s a minor nit because I seldom drag and drop a bunch of files at once, and if I do, they’re often inside a folder anyway.
This is one of those little utilities which solves a problem you didn’t know you had until you try the solution.