Since switching over from the Dark Side to the Mac many moons ago, I’ve become more organized in my computer use, less stressed, and even more efficient and productive. Part of that is due to how well OS X works on the Mac.
Part of it is because I’ve dipped my toe into Mac utilities– the cottage industry of app developers who figure out ways to make the Mac experience better than the original. Here’s a good example of how you can organize the Mac to be a bit more productive each day.
iCollections Because iCan
Navigating through Mac apps, files, and folders isn’t difficult, but there are better ways than the Dock and the Finder (the former is simple and elegant, while the latter can be cumbersome and confusing). Enter iCollections, a Mac Desktop utility which helps to keep Desktop clutter at a minimum, and acts like an app or file launcher.
Simply put, iCollections collects those most frequently used apps and files and makes them drop dead easy to use– right on the Mac’s Desktop. Start by creating ‘collections’ of apps or files within what appears to be a visible folder.
iCollections is simple to use. Create a new collection, and fill it with whatever apps and files you need, then organize it on the Mac’s Desktop in a way that works best for your personalized workflow.
It’s that easy. But iCollections is also customizable.
iCollections has controls for each collection which apply to specific functions; apps, files, etc. Including transparency, window size, and color (window, title, frame, etc.). In the end, what you get is a unique new way to navigate apps, files, and folders– right from the Desktop.
That brings me to the two types of Mac users. Those who use the Desktop as a workspace, and those who don’t. If you’re in the latter category, you probably prefer the Finder. If you’re in the former category, and I find many Mac users are, iCollections may work for you.