Dropshelf is a place to put things. Drag anything to the edge of the screen, and a shelf slides out. Drop files, images, text and links — whatever you want to keep handy, or move from one place to another.

Create shelves wherever there is space at the edge of the screen, including on multiple monitors. Dropshelf makes it easy to drag items between windows, tabs, full screen apps and spaces.

Some things you can do....
- Create multiple shelves for different items
- Paste clipboard contents directly to a shelf
- Drop multiple files onto one shelf to combine them in one drag
- Copy from the shelf to the clipboard
- Drag images from Photos or web pages and have them "resolve" into a file
- Put things in Dropshelf to keep for later - shelves minimize when not in use
- Reveal shelf items in Finder

Please note: files dropped on a shelf are stored by reference and continue to reside in their original file system location. Thus, Dropshelf cannot be used to "declutter" you desktop.

Dropshelf is integrated with OS X in several more thoughtful, workflow-enhancing ways — check out the User Guide for some tricks and tips.

What’s New

Version 1.3.3

High Sierra ahoy! This update makes Dropshelf ready to roll on macOS 10.13.

To get in touch: or @DropshelfApp on Twitter. Cheers! -Nick

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

MacGeekPaul ,

Excellent App, very handy.

I’m a big fan of PopClip, so when I saw Dropshelf added as a new PopClip extension, I was intrigued, downloaded the trial, used it for around 30 minutes, then bought it from the MAS. I didn’t think I would need it, but once I started to use it, I just ‘got it’ I coould see what the developer had created it for and it works so well and runs beautifully.

I also love the fact that I can drag some text from a webpage, it’s on the shelf as HTML, but you can right click and convert to plain text then drop it into a document ready to go, brilliant.

Highly recommend.


Makes Full Screen Apps Awesome

DropShelf is a must for users who prefer full screen mode.

For example, I had thought that Mail was clunky under full screen, whenever I wanted to insert attachments or copy in quotes, it just felt unnatural; now that I can keep drags in DropShelf, it's much more intuiutve than using the clipboard or copy-paste for composing the content. Adding attachments becomes super easy.

If you like full screen, and you're pulling in content from a variety of sources, DropShelf is a real gem.

mallchin ,

Invaluable app I use every day

This is an invaluable app I’ve used almost every day for the past few years. Simple but worth the money.


Nicholas Moore
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OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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