Thu, 24 May 2012 DragonDrop review
Handy utility that lets you capture files and folders then move them where you want
- Manufacturer: Shiny Plastic Bag
- Pros: Easy to understand and use, makes moving files and folders easier
- Cons: It makes life easier, but isn't really essential
- Price: £2.99
- Star rating:
DragonDrop is one of those rare little utilities that is incredibly useful, in a small way, but makes Mac OS X Finder a lot easier to use. It's one of those tools that you wonder if Apple shouldn't implement itself.
File management (dragging files and folders around) is still an integral part of the Mac OS X user experience, even though Apple is trying to avoid the file management metaphor (desktop and filing system) in iOS.
Even though most people instinctively get the idea of files and folders, moving them around is often a clumsy experience. Typically it goes like this: you locate the files in a Finder window, click and highlight them, open a new Finder winder, find the destination, re-arrange both windows so you can see the files and the destination folder, drag and drop the files.
DragonDrop aims to make the process slightly easier. When you locate the files (whether they're on the desktop or in the Finder) you can shake the mouse (left and right) to open the DragonDrop holder (a small black square with a rotating graphic, and drop the files in it. Now find the destination and drag the files back out.
It's a really simple idea, but it works exceptionally well. It's just a small thing that makes Mac OS X Finder a little bit easier to use. Recommended.