We use popup windows to enter username and password. We use popup windows to view photos or change settings on various Mac apps. We disdain the popup window loaded with advertising seemingly shoved into our faces. Here’s an odd little Popup Window you could learn to love. Maybe. It could happen.
Bend, Fold, Squish, Don’t Mutilate
Yes, friends, Popup Window is a Mac app that resides in the Menubar and could change how you view and organize the folders on your Mac.
How do we normally get to a folder of files? The Finder is the first choice. More experienced Mac users might tuck the Documents folder into the Dock and get one-click access to important folders and files.
Bah. Humbug. What’s so special about that method other than it’s free, simple, and works all the time?
Popup Window puts folder access to the edge of the Mac’s screen, left or right or top (haven’t tried the bottom because that’s where the Dock lives).
What you’ll see on the Mac’s screen is a little tab stick out from the edge of the screen. Click the tab and out pops a folder of files. Drag a file from the Finder to the tab, and it pops out a preset folder to hold the file.
Icon size in the Popup Window folders can be customized. The tabs can be normal sized or smaller, in front of your open working app window or behind, and it works on Macs with multiple displays.
The Popup Window folder isn’t a special folder. It’s a folder from your Mac so you get to choose which folders to use. Why bother with Popup Window at all? Why not just use the Finder to move files to folders or open folders to get files?
Well, duh. Whatever you’re doing at the moment requires you to stop, find the Finder (it’s always behind some other windows), then carefully perform the drag and drop operation. Popup Window does the deed from within any app you’re using at the moment. That’s incredibly handy.