Clean the Mac OS X Desktop Automatically
If your Mac OS X desktop quickly turns into a cluttered mess of files and folders while you work, you’re not alone. The busier (or less organized) you are, the quicker this accumulates, until finally the Finder is so covered in files that you can barely see the wallpaper. Sometimes mine gets so full that I just hide the desktop icons so I can deal with them later, but that’s not necessarily the best solution.
This is where Clean steps in, the free app automatically moves files from your desktop to a specified location, which are then grouped by day or month. You can set it to run once a day or once a week, or you can force it to run at any time just by clicking the “Clean now” button.
What if you have a really important file or folder sitting on your dekstop? Give it a Finder label and set Clean to ignore labels, it’ll stay there while the rest are swept away into your previously chosen destination. A great use case is to create an alias to the folder that you are sending all the desktop files to, and give that folder a label so it stays put, that way you can quickly access all your organized and tidied up files directly from the desktop.
Clean is a simple timesaving app that is a must have for anyone who fears desktop clutter, plus it’s free, highly recommended.