It’s the nature of progress. After plenty of Finder add-on utilities hit the market, Apple responded with a long list of improvements to the Finder (look how many years it took to get tabs).
You don’t have to be a Mac power user to recognize the advantage of tabs in the Finder. Likewise, the free DesktopUtility app (all one word) provides certain functions most of us want and need from time to time, and makes them all handy and accessible in the Menubar.
Here’s an example. There are times when I want to check out various invisible files in the Finder. That’s not easy to do Apple’s way. Terminal.app works, of course, but that’s clumsy compared to the single click option in DesktopUtility.
Not only are a handful of useful functions available with a click to the Menubar, DesktopUtility’s features are available to Mac power users with keyboard shortcuts.
Toggle the Desktop off and on with a click. View invisible or hidden files in the Finder. As needed, restart the Finder, Dock, or even the Menubar itself. One click.
These are nifty functions that should be accessible to all Mac users in the Finder and OS X but are not. Some, such as the Force Empty Trash (which removes files that get ‘stuck’ in the Trash can), are available in the Finder’s menu, but are somewhat obscure.
And you cannot beat DesktopUtility’s price tag. Think of it as donationware. If you love it and use it, donations are accepted by the developer via PayPal. Otherwise, use it to your heart’s content.