You’ve got a folder on your Mac which is full of other folders and files and you want to put all those files into a single folder. How do you do that? The tried and true folder-by-folder method works OK for a folder with another folder of files inside, but what about when the folder is packed with folders packed with files? Got that?
Drag, Drop, Done
It’s obvious that a clever Mac app developer had exactly that same problem and decided to do something about it. The resulting necessity being the mother of invention is the Mac app Droffett.
What Droffett does is remarkably simple. It flattens folders. That mean Droffett can take a folder filled with other folders of files, even other folders and folders filled with files, and move them into the upper folder.
How? Drag and drop. First, select the folder of folders of files.
Simple enough, right?
Then, open Droffett and drag and drop your folder of folders of files (or more folders) onto the app. All the files in all the folders are moved to the upper folder.
Click. Click. Done.
Wait a minute. Something’s not quite right.
When you move files from folders manually it’s likely that some files may have the same name, so you’ll need to change one or the other. Manually.
That’s what Droffett does automatically. It can rename duplicate files as it puts all the files into the same folder. Even better, if you choose, you can have all the files with the same extension aggregated and placed into their own group folders.
That means photos, such as .JPG files, all go into a JPG photos folder, while Excel spreadsheets would be aggregated into their own XLS folder, and so on. Droffett makes it easy to view the folders and their respective contents with ease in the Finder.
Think about how much time can be saved with Droffett, especially if you have dozens or hundreds or even thousands of files buried into multiple folders, all buried within a folder. Droffett takes care of the file renaming if there are dupes and then aggregates files into folders according to file type.
There’s a single gotcha with many Mac App Store apps but Droffett covers you with a trial try-before-you-buy option first Nicely done. Big time saver.