When it comes to managing my so-called ‘Mac workspace’ I’m the victim of a touch of OCD (a little obsessive-compulsive disorder is good for the soul).
I like my Mac’s app windows to look nice and neat and organized, and, thankfully, clever Mac app developers have a dozen different solutions to ease my OCD pain. What about Safari?
Solution Without Problem
Color me a little jaded these days but I’m convinced we have a growing number of solutions looking for a problem, Mac and iPhone applications which do something, yes, but questionable.
Humans are creative creatures and that fact is exhibited in the nearly one million apps available for iPhone and iPad.
Mac users actually have it better with far less needless applications to try. Here’s one that does something I like but I can’t figure out if it does anything worthwhile.
It’s called Safari Workspaces. It arranges Safari’s windows as workspaces.
What? You didn’t know that a problem existed with Safari and workspaces? Me neither. Most of what I do in Safari is limited to a single window or two, each with plenty of open tabs.
That’s usually enough, but if you really want to get organized and create multiple workspaces, Safari Workspaces is the app that does the deed.
If you can speak French.
Placée dans la barre des menus, Safari Workspaces gère les fenêtres selon les cadres de travail que vous avez définis. Le nombre de fenêtres se réduit et les pages affichées par Safari se distinguent en fonction du mode d’utilisation en cours.
My French is a little rusty so I grabbed OS X’s little translation Dashboard Widget and came up with this.
Placed in the bar of the menus, Safari Workspaces manages the windows according to the working frameworks which you defined. The number of windows is reduced and the pages displayed by Safari are distinguished.
Does that help? I didn’t think so, either.
Safari Workspaces is easy enough to setup, though. Just click in the Menubar, create a New Workspace, Rename a Workspace, Delete a Workspace, or select an already created workspace.
The app does a good job of making it straightforward to move between workspaces with a click, but I’m still inclined to say it’s a solution looking for a problem.