You'll get your Mac news here from now on...

Help TMO Grow

Advertising Info

The Mac Observer Express Daily Newsletter

More Info

Site Navigation

Columns & Editorials

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

You can also Post Your Comments below.

Current Monday's Mac Gadget

Visit Monday's Mac Gadget Archives for more great Mac Gadgets!

Today's Mac Headlines

[Podcast]Podcast - Apple Weekly Report #135: Apple Lawsuits, Banned iPhone Ad, Green MacBook Ad

We also offer Today's News On One Page!

Yesterday's News


[Podcast]Podcast - Mac Geek Gab #178: Batch Permission Changes, Encrypting Follow-up, Re-Enabling AirPort, and GigE speeds

We also offer Yesterday's News On One Page!

Mac Products Guide
New Arrivals
New and updated products added to the Guide.

Hot Deals
Great prices on hot selling Mac products from your favorite Macintosh resellers.

Special Offers
Promotions and offers direct from Macintosh developers and magazines.

Browse the software section for over 17,000 Macintosh applications and software titles.

Over 4,000 peripherals and accessories such as cameras, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice and more.

© All information presented on this site is copyrighted by The Mac Observer except where otherwise noted. No portion of this site may be copied without express written consent. Other sites are invited to link to any aspect of this site provided that all content is presented in its original form and is not placed within another .