My quest is simple but not easy. I want cheap one-trick pony apps that do something insanely great. Easier said than done.
For example, what’s the best way to clean up a messy Desktop on your Mac? You know the routine. As the day progresses you drop files, folders, images, documents, and general stuff all over your Mac’s Desktop. How do you keep it clean and neat?
And The Answer Is?
Well, you have a few choices. Leave it messy. After a month of never cleaning or organizing anything on your Mac’s Desktop, simply dump it all into a folder.
Then, change the name of the folder to the month and year.
Then, start all over again. Collect whatever you want on the Mac’s Desktop and repeat the process every month.
“But that’s crazy,” you say? One man’s crazy is another man’s genius idea at work. That’s what Desktoday is all about. One click and your Desktop is cleaned and stored safely away.
Here’s how it works.
Install the nearly dirt cheap Desktoday on your Mac (only from the Mac App Store, so installing and using is two clicks).
Desktoday sits in your Mac’s Menubar waiting for a click. Clicking is the most difficult thing you’ll do to clean up the Desktop.
When your Mac’s Desktop gets cluttered beyond your ability to monitor your OCD levels, click Desktoday and select Clear Desktop.
That’s it. Desktoday takes everything from the Desktop—files, photos, images, documents, folders, spreadsheets, anything—and shoves them all into a folder.
You even get to choose where the whole mess goes. Desktoday names the folder with today’s date so you can easily find what you may need later.
Exclude certain files and folders that you always want left on the Desktop. That’s it. There’s no more. It’s like grabbing every file that’s cluttering up your Desktop and moving it into a folder, renaming the folder to today’s date, then putting in a safe place.
But it’s all done with a click. Is that genius or what? Did I mention that Desktoday is cheap? I’d prefer a different name, but that’s my CDO talking (it’s like OCD, but alphabetized, the way it should be).