Tidy up your Mac desktop with DragThing 5.9.3


DragThing logo.jpgIf you’re experiencing desktop clutter on your Mac, like myself, you might want to check out Drag Thing. On June 4, 2008 they updated DragThing to 5.9.3. I really like this application since it helps me remove the clutter from my desktop. yes I admit it at times I can be a virtual packrat, and you’ll see all sorts of things cluttering my desktop.

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I took this screenshot a few moments ago. As you can see I’m able to store all my text and image files in one place. That’s very convenient. I use the some of the same pictures throughout the week DragThing stores my clippings and let me paste them into other applications simply by clicking.

DragThing makes it so that all my documents, folders, applications, and urls are a single click away. Need more than one dock? No problem, DragThing has you covered. To add another dock click on Drag Thing, Dock options, in the lower right hand corner you have the option to create another dock. I also like the fact that I can customize my docks to meet my needs.

Hot keys are a great feature in this application DragThing allows you to define a large variety of them. You can use them in a variety of ways. I really like the fact that there are numerous ways that I can use them. I can use them to open items in my multiple docks I can also use them switch between other applications on my Mac and I can even control its visibility.

DragThing is a little over seven and a half megabytes and includes English, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese language support as standard.

If you are already a DragThing user and are have updated or are getting ready to update your copy just know that the Desktop Trash will o longer appear in all spaces by default. In order to the application to appear in all of them you need to set it to appear in all Space. This can be done in the “Exposé & Spaces” section of System Preferences.



I have to agree with the above to posters – this is a brilliant piece of software. For me, it’s completely replaced the Dock (and a good portion of Finder) with a modular (and fully customizable) interface that makes navigating my Mac much more efficient. It’s perhaps a bit of a “power-user” app, but well worth the investment.

Google “Make Your Mac a Monster Machine” for a nice (somewhat older) review of DragThing and some other cool apps.


DragThing is not simply another somewhat useful piece of shareware. This is a major enhancement that quickly becomes indispensable. This article, as good as it is, barely scratches the surface of its capabilities. I’ve used it for years and consider it an irreplaceable must-have application.

John Davis

Jason, DragThing is a bit more than “kinda neat.” It’s a brilliant piece of software, if you want to organization the applications, folders and documents on your hard disk and be able to access anything with a keyboard shortcut or mouse click.

There is a lot to it and you can customize just about every aspect of it. You can have pop up tabs along the sides of your desktop, for example, that pop open when you mouse over them. It’s kind of like the dock, only about a million times more configurable. The price is cheap. This is very sophisticated software. The developer is very responsive. All in all, I highly recommend this software.

John Davis

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If they are installed somewhere, you definitely can. The great thing is you can try it out for free. I’m still on my free trial I most likely will purchase it simply because my desktop was always cluttered before. This has made it so much easier. The less I have to click to get to my files. The happier I am. :-)

Jason L

looks kinda neat. If i drag things into it, can i delete them from my desktop?
Don’t know if it’s worth the 29 bucks.

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