Clean up the mess with File Action

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If your desktop looks anything like ours, anything that can help you to organize the clutter is a good thing. With a physical desktop, you've got legal pads, Post-it notes, mouse pads, coffee cups, and the odd biology experiment growing over in the corner. The virtual desktop on your computer may not look much different from that: downloads, important files you don't want to misplace, and so much more. Unfortunately now they might as well be lost, 'cause there's no way you can find them anyway.

Meet File Action, your new best friend. You dan define rules that direct it to move your files and documents to pre-determined locations, so that you don't have to worry about filing them yourself. You can set up a dropbox to drag documents into, or create a rule that just looks at your desktop (or any other folder) and moves files around. To create a rule, you select a source location (desktop, downloads folder, etc.), a destination folder, and a set of conditions (e.g. all .jpeg images), and you're as good as organized. Set an interval between checks, and you golden. If only you could get it to do your laundry.

File Action is a Mac application.

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One Response to “Clean up the mess with File Action”

  1. Bob says:

    Wish File action could be available for PC.. interesting.