Gladys is a drag-and-drop shelf that holds things you want to set aside, such as links, text snippets, map locations, contacts, images, photos, emails, messages and much more (even if the application that the information came from is removed)

It works with any app that supports drag-and-drop, and helps keep you focused by letting you quickly set something aside, without having to consider where it needs to be dropped, or having to constantly switch between apps.

• Works with any app that supports drag-and-drop, but also provides an extension for apps that don't yet support it, as well as the ability to paste items to & from the clipboard.
• Quickly search for items inside the app or via Spotlight. Access your top items from the home screen / Today widget, your Apple Watch, and even iMessage.
• Annotate items with notes, custom titles, and tag items with labels that allow you to easily categorise, browse, and sort your collection.
• Take your collection with you on your iPhone, and keep it updated by turning on automatic iCloud syncing.
• Invite friends to keep items from your own collection in their own collections, and, if you give permission, even collaboratively annotate and edit them.
• Import/export/merge collection archives simply by dragging.
• Ideal for bookmarking between apps: For example you can quickly return to dropped email items by selecting 'Open' in their info view, quickly share links between different browsers, or use Siri shortcuts to copy often-used items to and from your clipboard.
• Experienced users can get details on dropped items and extract or modify specific data components (e.g. extract the URL of an image link, instead of the whole item, add a new image, or edit the title).
• Power users can use Gladys' data mirroring to view/edit items in-place from other apps, as well as exporting all items in a ZIP file for sharing.
• Technical users can inspect binary data using the in-built hex viewer, download items pointed to by web links, and even archive web pages.
• Contains no analytics, ratings prompts, or noise.

What’s New

Version 1.6.0

Workflow improvements
• You can now select between 2 label display modes; the classic view, and a grouping mode where items are grouped by their labels (or lack thereof). Each section can be collapsed or expanded, and each section can show all the items as a grid, or a scrolling carousel instead. Dragging an existing item between label sections re-assigns the related label. Dragging a new item into a specific label area assigns that label. On iPad, drag a section header to the side to open a new Gladys window with that label.
• Menus in the edit mode’s toolbar are now rendered using native iOS menus instead of action-sheets.
• New “Recent items” label that automatically filters items added in the last 24h.
• Labels for items can now be removed using swipe-to-delete again, although the menu option remains.
• Action extension “notes & label” workflow streamlined, so that if you have this option enabled you don’t have to manually open that view, and you can chose the labels and enter notes while the item is being imported.

iOS 15 specific feature support
• Improved keyboard navigation with support for native focus, selection, and tabbing in both the main view and the various dialogs, as well as space-to-quicklook. This replaces the custom keyboard hacks to support scrolling and paging in iOS 14 and earlier.
• Pinch-to-preview, using the new prominent centre window presentation, which can be minimised, closed, or docked to the side as required.
• Less cluttered item info windows.

Code optimisations, and built with the iOS 15 SDK toolchain for performance improvements and latest iOS device support.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

rcesarz ,

the ipad app I’ve been looking for

I never, ever write reviews, but this app has pretty much eliminated my need for a laptop at work. I use my ipad for work and personal stuff. At work having it plus a laptop is clunky and redundant but I use functionality that Chrome for desktop provides. Now that I’ve found Gladys I can stop using the Macbook (at least for meetings) and rely solely on my ipad. This app offers so many features I’m kind of blown away. Thank you!!!

seeminglyrob ,

So good.

Smooth, intuitive, extremely useful, and with a touch of nerdiness and personality to boot. I do wonder if the app has been abandoned... we're at nine months since the last update and there's still no automatic dark/light mode switching, which is pretty basic functionality at this point. Still stellar tho.

Update: Dev just addressed every last concern, including some new, long-awaited functionality on the macOS version. Made a great app better.

Developer Response ,

Hi, these are all excellent points, and thank you for your kind comments as well!

To answer your questions, Gladys is very much active, but has moved to a slower release cycle. However, the Gladys beta Testflight channel has been very busy indeed this past year, resulting in v1.3.0 just being released on the iOS and Mac App Stores, which of course includes the (admittedly much-delayed) proper dark mode support.

Future updates will not take as long to reach the App Store, but for those who prefer to stay on the cutting edge of the latest Gladys features with fast incremental updates, everyone is more than welcome to join the Gladys beta Testflight here:

Ziggytrade ,

Amazing app and equally awesome support!

This app blows the several others I tried out of the water. And for $0.99 nonetheless! Yes, unlimited usage for 99 cents, most other apps with the ability to do what Gladys does costs far more and works far worse than Gladys. Better yet, I was having an issue restoring my purchase and Support got back to me within minutes with the commitment to work with me to get the problem fixed and a list of steps to troubleshoot with. And problem solved minutes after!

Very rare to find a great app, for 99 cents, with great support, and still be low-key enough to not be a popular app in the App Store.

I don’t write reviews on many apps (I’ve written like 2), but this one is warranted.

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App Privacy

The developer, Pavlos Tsochantaris, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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