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Monday's Mac Gadget
by John F. Braun


Get Organized and Drop Your Drawers
November 1st, 1999

Drop Drawers 1.0.1 ($15 Shareware)
Sig Software

The Mac OS has steadily improved with features that can be used to organize your data and launch applications. You can organize your data with a folder hierarchy, and even keep track of favorite Internet sites with the new Internet location files. To launch applications, there are several options, including aliases and the Launcher program. Wouldn't it be nice if there was an application which could let you consolidate text, URLs, images and other data in one place...

Drop Drawers provides exactly this functionality. You start by creating an area called a drawer. By using either the contextual menus, or the Mac OS Drag and Drop feature, you can add items to this drawer. The items can consist of text, URLs, sounds, movies, images, files or aliases. The possible combinations are endless. Each drawer has a tab which shows the title of the drawer. Passing your cursor over this tab will open the drawer, moving out of the drawer's area will hide it again.

The potential of this utility is amazing. Create a drawer for your favorite web sites, collections of images or sounds, email addresses, or whatever you can think of. Drop Drawers will help you organize and present your data in almost any way you can think of.

What do you think of this Gadget? Like to suggest some others? Then head on over to the Monday's Mac Gadget Forum to give us your input!

Useful Links

Drop Drawers Home Page


A Sample Drawer

A Contextual Menu Can Be Used to Modify the Drawer Contents

Some of the Many Drawer Options

Monday's Mac Gadget is here to help you with those cool things that we all just have to have on our Macs. Shareware, Freeware, Postcardware, Emailware, and even commercial apps, Monday's Mac Gadget is here to help you find and use the best of these programs.


John is a software engineer who works in the corporate R&D group of a Fortune 500 company, focusing on all aspects of communications technology. He has several degrees that claim he knows what he's doing when it comes to computers. After watching co-workers reinstall Windows, search for device drivers, and experience other horrors during the day, he's glad that he comes home to a Mac (compatible) computer. Have any comments, suggestions, or favorite Gadgets? Drop John a line at

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