Considering the holiday, a very eye candy holiday, maybe I have an excuse for trying out Mac eye candy apps. First the Dock. Now the Desktop.
I found a Mac app that’s both functional and full of shiny eye candy. Your eyes will be dazzled as it cleans up your messy Mac Desktop, parks and resizes windows, and removes visual window clutter. For a price.
Manage Windows For Fun And Efficiency
Big screens mean many apps and many open windows. And that means window clutter. Clutter means we waste time trying to find specific apps, or specific windows.
What we need is an app that automagically helps us clean up the Desktop mess and soothe our aching eyeballs in the process.
That’s what Deskovery does. It’s one of the slickest apps I’ve come across in recent years.
It helps you to find windows by just moving the mouse. It lets you minimize windows or make them transparent to get them out of the way.
And, my favorite, it automatically aligns windows making them magnetic so they snap to the corner of the Mac’s screen. It’s like parallel parking your app’s windows.
It’s also remarkably easy to use. Simply mouse over the buttons in the upper left corner to get a pop up of the magnetic parking spaces.
What could be easier than that? Deskovery also minimizes windows and makes them transparent.
Alright, to be fair, I’m not so sure that having a bunch of transparent windows floating around is such a good idea.
And I can’t really call it eye candy if you can’t actually see the window. But it’s cool.
Deskovery has other handy features and eye candy features, too. Switching from one workspace to another is easy with the built-in controls from the Dock icon.
Resizing can be handled with a click.
Drag a window to a preferred size and location. Release the mouse. And you’re done. The window stays put in location and size.
The wobbly window eye candy effects I can do without but they can be turned off.
My only gripe with Deskovery is the price tag. In the age of the Mac App Store and excellent apps for less than $10, it’s actually more than HyperDock, which is also highly functional and full of eye candy.