Everyone's familiar with the idea of using a bookshelf wallpaper to help sort your desktop icons into a ordered mass, but a simple clean up or view sort can ruin all your good work, and rearranging or moving your setup isn't as easy as it could be. DesktopShelves solves this problem by allowing you to bind folders to "shelves" that can be arranged on your desktop however you like.
Files, folders and even text snippets can be dragged onto the shelves to add them to its contents. In the case of text, which can be pasted directly from the clipboard, a text file will be created containing the information. Hotkey support means you can bring any shelf to the top of the display order, if it happens to get lost under window clutter.
Shelves can be customised visually — that latest version comes with Christmas-themed designs if you're feeling festive — and you can create your own if none of the built-in ones appeal.
A free, "lite" version is available on the Mac App Store, however, you can purchase the full edition for $8.49. It's currently on sale, down from its regular price of $14.99, and allows you to exceed the two-shelf limit of the free app. Even discounted, it feels a little on the expensive side, but 50 per cent is a significant price cut.