Sig Software has released a new version of their popular interface enhancement, Drop Drawers. Version 1.5 includes a host of new features and improvements, and is Carbonized for use in Appleis OS X. Drop Drawers allows for tabbed "areas" to sit on the side of a users screen and store just about anything somebody might want to put in there. According to Sig Software:
Drop Drawers is a revolutionary user-interface enhancement for the Mac OS or Mac OS X which provides floating pull-out, snap-shut drawers on the sides of your screen to store text, URLs, aliases, scripts, pictures, sounds, movies and anything else.
Information in a clip drawer can also be worked with. For example, styled text can be edited, applications and folders can be dragged onto, URLs can be opened, scripts can accept parameters, pictures can be viewed and sounds and movies can be played.
Drop Drawers works seamlessly with any Mac OS application supporting drag and drop. It can also instantly capture and insert data within any Mac OS application. It is not just another floating application launcher, although it fulfils all those functions too.
Drop Drawers is now available as a native Carbon application for running on Mac OS X. We plan to keep Mac OS and Mac OS X versions of Drop Drawers in sync for a long time to come.
The following Drop Drawers features do not work on OS X beta due to the absence of certain capabilities in the OS. These will hopefully be fixed by the time OS X 1.0 is released.
- Image thumbnails.
- Speech recognition.
- Sound recording.
- Get Info, Copying and Moving files.
Drop Drawers is available for US$15. You can find more information at the Sig Software web site.