Quick. Name the one big difference between using apps on a Mac vs. apps on iPad and iPhone. Touch, right? Or, rather touchscreen. The Mac’s touch is limited to a trackpad or mouse. iOS uses a touchscreen (which will change with iPadOS in a few months).
That means the Mac is a better drag and drop platform than iPad or iPhone. That means the Mac has plenty of utilities which add to the drag and drop experience with a simple place to drag to and drag from. Here’s a free utility that does drag and drop better for Mac– and it works on iPhone, and iPad, too.
Drag. Drop. Drag.
Not that long ago I reviewed Yoink for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Great app. Drag almost anything to a pop-out shelf to save, drag it back later to wherever you need it to go. Colleague Tera Thomas O’Brien found another that works similarly, but only on iOS. Anybuffer.
Today I bring you a much needed Friday Freebie called Gladys that does that whole drag and drop thing better on Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
What you get is a shelf window which accepts almost anything you can drag and drop. Links, text snippets, contacts, images, photos, email, text messages, map locations, and more. Drag it from wherever– from an app or from the Finder or a browser or Mail– and drop it onto Gladys.
That’s where it stays.
Gladys also synchronizes with iCloud so you can run the app on iPhone and iPad and have quick access to whatever you dragged and dropped onto Gladys on your Mac.
Gladys is packed with more geeky features than Anybuffer or Yoink, even if the shelf that stores dragged and dropped items doesn’t pop out from the edge of the Mac’s screen. You’ll be able to see specific file details on dropped items, merge items as a collection of archives, export as a ZIP file, and invite friends or co-workers to share collections of items.
Many items can be annotated with notes and titles and tags. It even lets you search through a very large list of dragged and dropped items using Spotlight.
Nicely done and free (99-cents removes the limit of 10 simultaneous items on the shelf).