July 7, 2020

Dropover the Shelf

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Product: Dropover ‐ Easier Drag and Drop on your Mac.
P‎rice: $3.99

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Dropover improves the Finder. It gives you shelves to gather files and folders, text snippets, and images from the Web. You drag items to the shelf to collect them, you drag them out of the shelf and put them where you want them to go. If you are moving around a bunch of files residing in nested folders several levels deep, Dropover makes the process of copying/moving these files easier.

You can drag text from a word processing application or a text editor to the Dropover shelf. Collect a few clippings and dump them all into another file. Saves you from the copy-paste routine.

You can have multiple shelfs active at the same time and drag files/clippings/folders into each of them and move the contents to your preferred destination.

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Dropover lets you create a public link to share with your friends and colleagues. Dropover uploads a file to iCloud Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or Imgur and gives you an URL to share.


Dropover PreferencesDropover Preferences

Dropover preferences are easy to understand. The ability to set a keyboard command to elicit a new shelf is much appreciated. I don’t like the mouse/trackpad gestures to elicit a shelf, but it is available if you feel like using that.


  1. Dropover follows the macOS conventions. Moves the item when the location and the destination of the file is on the same hard drive partition. Copies the item when the location and destination of the files is on different hard drive partitions. I would like the ability to move files when the location and destination aren’t the same partition. A modifier key can be added to the drag to distinguish between a desire to copy or move.


I like Dropover and recommend it heartily.

macosxguru at the gmail thingie.

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