How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

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How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

If you’re getting tired of looking at the same cluttered Mac desktop, it might be time to tidy things up a bit. The good news is that macOS provides several customization options to help you organize your Mac desktop icons.

Organize Using Stacks

If your Mac desktop looks anything like this, well, the first thing you should do is to enable the Stacks feature first introduced in macOS Mojave.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

To do this, find an empty space on your desktop and right-click. Here, choose the “Use Stacks” options.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Instantly, macOS will arrange and group all similar files. You’ll find different Stacks for images, documents, and so on.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

The next thing you should do is to change the default save location for screenshots. If you use your Mac regularly, your desktop might be cluttered with screenshots. Simply changing the default save destination to a different folder will do wonders.

Customize Your Desktop Icons

Now that you have enabled Stacks and you have your screenshot situation under control, it’s time to get to the good stuff—customizing the desktop icons.

To get started, right-click in an empty space on your desktop and select the “Show View Options” button.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

This screen will show you all the options for customizing the desktop icons.

From the “Stack By” option, you can choose to group the Stacks by Kind, Date Last Opened, Date Added, Date Modified, Date Created, and by Tags. We’ve talked about it in more detail in our Stacks guide.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Click the dropdown next to “Sort By” to sort all icons by Name, Kind, Date Last Opened, Date Added, Date Modified, Date Created, Size, and by Tags.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

The next section is for customizing the visual style.

Use the slider below the “Icon Size” option to increase or decrease the icon size. If you’re using a monitor with your Mac, increasing the icon size can be really helpful.

Next, you can give the icons a little more breathing room by increasing the “Grid Spacing.”

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

From the “Text Size” option, you can increase the text size of the label. You can go between 10 points and 16 points in size.

While you can’t hide a label, you can switch it to the right side of the icon (if you want to view longer labels).

If you want to see information about the file or the folder like how many files are in a folder, or the available space in a hard drive, we recommend that you enable the “Show Item Info” option.

Lastly, if you don’t want to see a preview of the file (especially images and PDFs) as the icon, you can uncheck the “Show Icon Preview” option.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Once you’ve customized all the options, go back to your Mac desktop to see it transformed!

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Now that you’ve conquered your desktop, it’s time to learn how to use multiple desktops on your Mac using Mission Control!

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How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Over time, your Mac probably accumulates a lot of cruft. Old applications you no longer use, data you have no use for, a desktop full of icons (only four of which you actually ever use)…you know what I mean. With so many people working from home lately, the problem has only gotten worse.

Now is as good a time as any to tidy up your Mac, freeing up storage space and probably CPU cycles and RAM in the process. Here are a few tips to make quick work of your Mac “spring cleaning.”

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How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

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Optimize Storage

Open the Storage Management app, either by using Spotlight (Command-space) or by clicking the Apple logo in the upper left of the menu bar, choosing About This Mac, clicking the Storage tab, then Manage.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

The built-in Storage Management app is the best place to start when cleaning up your Mac.

In the Recommendations tab you’ll see a number of useful options, like Store in iCloud and Empty Trash Automatically. The Optimize Storage solution will get rid of things like old TV shows you’ve already watched and old email attachments when you’re low on storage space.

Take a look at your Applications and Documents

While you’re in the Storage Management app, click on the Applications tab in the left column. You can see all your installed applications here and sort them by size, easily deleting apps you haven’t used in ages.

Then, click on Documents in the left tab. There are several sections here, like Large Files and Unsupported Apps, that are worth perusing. Big library files (for apps like Lightroom or Final Cut Pro) are likely to show up here, and you might not want to mess with them. But you may have old large files and documents, or apps that no longer even work on your version of macOS, that you can safely remove.

Get your desktop under control

If your desktop is littered with icons, you should probably tidy things up a bit. Right-click (two-finger tap on a trackpad) any open space and choose Clean Up to get things arranged neatly, or Clean Up By to sort them as well. Consider the Use Stacks feature to automatically stack-up files of the same type into a single icon. Just click on that icon to open the stack. This can really tidy up your desktop!

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

These two commands will make quick work of a messy Mac desktop.

Try DaisyDisk

Power users that really want to clean out their Mac’s storage may want to check out a third party app like DaisyDisk ($9.99). It’s a simple and clear way to see everything on your Mac, or any other attached storage device or drive. It can do things like dig into the mysterious “Other” category and help you clear out what you don’t need.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

DaisyDisk visualizes and lists storage by folder, and lets you drag to delete folders.

It may seem unnecessary to pay money for an app that just helps you delete stuff from your Mac’s storage, but there’s a lot of value in disk analyzers like this. It can really be eye-opening to see exactly what’s filling up your Mac’s SSD.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Just like a physical desk where you sit, your Mac desktop can get messy. You pile things on it like shortcuts, files, and folders and before you know it, it’s cluttered and out of hand. This defeats the purpose of a desktop which should be easy to use and let you find what you need quickly.

If you’re new to Mac, you might not know about the various ways you can make better use of your desktop by organizing it. You can do things like use Stacks and group your items, change the icon or font size, adjust the spacing, and more.

We’ll walk you through all of these options so that you can take control of your desktop before it takes control of you. Here’s how to organize your Mac desktop for maximum efficiency.

Decluttering your Mac desktop

Using Stacks and grouping

Before you make small changes to your desktop like changing the icon size or spacing, it’s a good idea to get it in order first. One way to do this is by using Stacks. In a nutshell, Stacks organize items on your desktop into piles and allow you to decide how those items are grouped.

So as you add more items to your desktop, they will be moved into the corresponding Stack for you automatically. This is a terrific way to keep your desktop clutter-free.

We have a full tutorial on how to use Stacks on your Mac that goes into great detail. But for the basics, you can use one of these methods to enable and group Stacks from your desktop.

  • Click View > Use Stacks from the menu bar. Then click View > Group Stacks By and pick an option.
  • Right-click your desktop and choose Use Stacks. Right-click your desktop again and for Group Stacks By and pick an option.
  • Right-click your desktop, choose Show View Options, and select a Stack By option in the drop-down menu.

If you give Stacks a try and decide you don’t like them, just use one of the methods above to unmark Use Stacks or in the Show View Options shortcut pick None in the Stack By drop-down menu.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Sorting desktop items

Even if you don’t use Stacks, you can still sort the items on your desktop a few different ways.

  • Click View > Sort By and pick an option.
  • Right-click your desktop and for Sort By, pick an option.
  • Right-click your desktop, choose Show View Options, and select a Sort By option in the drop-down menu.

You can choose from eight different sorting options including name, kind, date, size, and tags. So just pick the one that works best for you and you’ll see your desktop change to match.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Changing the sizes and spacing

Now that you’ve decided how you want to organize the items on your desktop, it’s time to make them fit how you would like them. This means changing the icon or font size and the grid spacing.

Click View > Show View Options from the menu bar or right-click your desktop and choose Show View Options.

You can then make these changes:

  • Icon size: Move the slider left or right to change the size of the icons on your desktop.
  • Grid spacing: Move the slider left or right to adjust the spacing in between the icons.
  • Text size: Pick a size for the label font that displays with your desktop icons.
  • Label position: Choose to display the labels on the bottom or right of the icons.

These options give you an easy way to display your desktop how you want it. You might like larger icons with smaller text, like this:

Or maybe you want to fit more on your desktop, so you make the icons smaller and closer together, like this:

When you finish with your changes, just close the Show View Options window.

Showing more details

One more adjustment you might find useful for your desktop is seeing more details for your items. For example, you can see the size of a file, number of items in a folder, and dimensions for an image.

If this is something that you’d like to display, open the Show View Options window by clicking View > Show View Options from the menu bar or right-clicking your desktop and choosing Show View Options.

Then, mark the checkbox for Show item info.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Right below that feature in the Show View Options window you’ll see another for Show icon preview.

With this box checked, you’ll see a preview of the item on your desktop rather than the type of item. For instance, if you have an image on your desktop, you’ll see a preview of the image as the actual icon.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

If you prefer to show the type of item on your desktop rather than the preview, just uncheck that box.

Wrapping it up

Staying organized these days can be a struggle for anyone. So if there are small things you can do to make life that much easier, why not? Organizing your Mac desktop is just one of the little ways you can be more effective and productive on your computer.

Are you going to make some changes to your Mac desktop? Which one or more of the options we explained do you plan to use? Let us know in the comments below or ping us on Twitter!

Рабочий стол занимает практически весь экран. Это область, в которой Вы производите большинство действий. Если Вы храните файлы (документы, папки и псевдонимы) на рабочем столе, Вы можете их систематизировать, чтобы было проще находить нужное.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Группировка файлов по папкам

Вы можете быстро разложить файлы на рабочем столе по папкам. Выберите все объекты, которые Вы хотите сгруппировать, нажмите один из выбранных объектов, удерживая клавишу Control, затем выберите «Новая папка из выбранного». (Заблокированные объекты не могут быть сгруппированы.)

Автоматическое упорядочивание файлов в стопки

Стопки помогают упорядочить файлы в аккуратные группы на рабочем столе. Можно группировать стопки по типу, дате или тегам. При группировке по типу все изображения помещаются в одну стопку, все презентации помещаются в другую стопку и т. д. Когда Вы добавляете новые файлы, они немедленно переносятся в правильную стопку, так что порядок поддерживается автоматически.

Расстановка файлов на рабочем столе

Вы можете расположить файлы на рабочем столе самыми разными способами. Файлы можно отсортировать по имени, типу, дате добавления, размеру, тегам и т. п. Нажмите рабочий стол, выберите «Вид» > «Сортировать», затем выберите вариант. Если Вы хотите самостоятельно задавать размещение файлов на рабочем столе, оставьте для параметра «Сортировать» значение «не выбрано» При этом Вы сможете в любой момент аккуратно расставить файлы — просто нажмите рабочий стол, выберите «Вид» > «Расставить», затем выберите вариант расстановки файлов.

Изменение размера значков, размера сетки, размера текста и т. д.

Нажмите рабочий стол, выберите «Вид» > «Показать параметры вида», затем с помощью элементов управления внесите изменения. Можно также нажать рабочий стол, удерживая клавишу Control, а затем выбрать «Показать параметры вида». См. раздел Изменение параметров вида в Finder.

О других способах настройки рабочего стола см. в разделе Изменение настроек Finder.

Совет. Если Вы включили «Папки “Рабочий стол” и “Документы”» в iCloud, Вы можете пользоваться объектами со своего рабочего стола на другом Mac. Для этого нужно будет на нем войти в ту же учетную запись iCloud и включить «Папки “Рабочий стол” и “Документы”».

We’ll show you our favorite tips for how to organize files on a Mac to make your desktop tidier and more aesthetically pleasing.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

If you prefer a tidy Mac home screen (aka desktop), you’re in the right place. We’ve made a list of the best tips on how to organize files on a Mac and arrange apps to make your life easier. You’ll learn how to make a folder, organize your Dock, and several other tips and tricks. Let’s get to it!

Jump to:

  • Remove an App from the Dock
  • Add an App to the Dock
  • Move the Dock
  • Make the Dock Smaller or Larger

How to Make a Folder on a Mac Desktop

Fortunately it’s pretty easy to clean up your MacBook or Mac desktop by creating customized folders to sort things into. You’ll be able to label them as you choose, which will make finding your files much easier, and your desktop much more organized. Here’s how to make a folder on a Mac:

  1. Right-click on your Mac desktop.
  2. Click on New Folder.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Pro tip: You can “cheat” and drag many items into the folder at the same time. Simply hold shift or command (cmd) while you click on each of the items you want to move, and they’ll be highlighted blue once selected. Release the keyboard keys and click and drag on one of the selected items; all selected items will move at the same time. You’ll see a red number that indicates the number of files you’re moving at the same time. Your screen will look like it has duplicates of all of these files for a short time, but as soon as you release the items you’ve dragged over the new folder, all of the items will be moved into the new folder and no duplicates will remain on your screen!

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

How to Organize Files on a Mac with Stacks

Stacks are organized clusters or piles of similar files that auto-sort once you enable the stacks feature. It’s fast, easy, and does all of the work for you! I highly recommend giving stacks a try. You’ll end up with easy-to-navigate “piles” of related items that you can quickly expand to look through, and just as quickly collapse back down into the space-saving stack.

How to Customize Your Mac’s Dock

Your Mac’s Dock, much like the Dock on your iPhone or iPad, is a collection of readily available apps and utilities. The purpose of a Dock is to make your most commonly used apps easy to find without searching for them in Finder or Launchpad. You can customize this menu bar to show only the apps you want, to appear on a different part of your screen, and much more.

How to Remove an App from the Mac Dock

To remove an app that you don’t use regularly from your Mac’s Dock, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the app icon in the Dock.
  2. Click on Options.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

The app icon will disappear, but the app will still be available on your computer.

How to Add an App to the Mac Dock

  1. Open the app so that it appears in your Dock.
  2. Right-click on the app icon in the Dock.
  3. Click on Options.

С помощью стопок на Mac можно удобно группировать файлы на Рабочем столе. Файлы, сохраненные на Рабочем столе, автоматически добавляются в соответствующие стопки.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Включение стопок на Рабочем столе

На Mac нажмите Рабочий стол, затем выберите меню «Вид» > «Использовать стопки» или нажмите сочетание клавиш Control-Command-0. Или нажмите рабочий стол, удерживая клавишу Control, затем выберите «Использовать стопки».

Просмотр файлов в стопке на Рабочем столе

На Mac смахните влево или вправо по стопке двумя пальцами на трекпаде или одним пальцем на мыши Magic Mouse.

Разворачивание или сворачивание стопки на Рабочем столе

На Mac можно сделать следующее.

Разворачивание стопки. Нажмите стопку на Рабочем столе. Когда стопка развернута, дважды нажмите любой объект, чтобы открыть его.

Сворачивание стопки. Нажмите ее значок со стрелкой вниз.

Изменение группирования стопок на Рабочем столе

Можно группировать файлы в стопки по типу (например, изображения и файлы PDF), дате (например, по дате создания или последнего открытия файла) или тегам Finder.

На Mac нажмите Рабочий стол, выберите меню «Вид» > «Сортировать стопки по», затем выберите один из вариантов. Или нажмите рабочий стол, удерживая клавишу Control, выберите «Сортировать стопки по» и выберите один из вариантов.

Изменение внешнего вида стопок на Рабочем столе

Можно увеличить размер значков, изменить интервалы между значками, переместить подписи значков вбок или отображать больше информации (например, количество объектов в стопке).

На Mac нажмите Рабочий стол, выберите меню «Вид» > «Показать параметры вида», затем измените параметры. Либо нажмите Рабочий стол при нажатой клавише Control, выберите «Показать параметры вида», затем измените параметры.

Можно отображать папки в Dock в виде стопок. См. раздел Использование папок в Dock.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Cluttered as hell. As someone who needs to take screenshots all of the time, my desktop starts looking more and more like my college dorm room. It’s also annoying because I misplace certain files and find myself downloading three of the same thing. This not only takes up visual space, but memory space.

Thanks to Desktop Groups Lite, I can now get rid of my desktop mess and neatly organize it inside of frames, that are very similar to the Fences application for Windows. This free application lets you build transparent frames that you can drag files into.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

You can rename each frame to keep your desktop neat and organized. Each frame also has the ability to scroll down within itself. You can have up to five frames on your desktop with the free Desktop Groups Lite version. If you’d like, you can also pay for the $5.99 upgrade and have unlimited frames, but who really needs more than a handful?

* Desktop Groups only works on 64-bit Lion and Mountain Lion systems.

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Stacks make it easy to keep all the files and folders on your Mac Desktop organized. You can even use them in the Dock.

Has your Mac’s desktop ever become so cluttered with documents, folders, images, PDFs, and other files that finding a single one is painstakingly time-consuming and frustrating? Fortunately, the Stacks feature lets you quickly organize your files in just a few clicks.

You can use the Stacks feature on your Mac in two ways—on your desktop and in the Dock. Both will reduce visual clutter and make your documents more organized and readily accessible.

How to Use Stacks on Your Desktop

On your Mac, you can use Stacks to organize the documents on your desktop by grouping them together by common qualities. For example, you can choose to group your desktop’s files by kind, which will stack all the screenshots together, all the PDFs together, all the spreadsheets together, and so on.

Using Stacks on your desktop is incredibly simple. Just Control-click anywhere on your desktop and select the option Use Stacks from the menu. This will instantly group your documents by kind—or file type—and neatly organize them on the right side of your screen.

If you prefer keyboard shortcuts, you can achieve the same effect by pressing Control + Cmd + O.

In order to change the method of categorization, Control-click on your desktop again and hover over Group Stacks By to see sorting options, such as by date or by the documents’ tags.

To expand a stack to see its contents, just single click on the stack icon. And of course, just double-click on a file in the stack to open it.

If you want to view the contents of a stack without opening it, hover your cursor over the stack icon and swipe left or right with two fingers on your trackpad or one finger on your Magic Mouse.

You can also customize the look of the stacks on your desktop. From the View section on your desktop menu bar, select Show View Options. In the popup menu, you can change settings like the icon size and the spacing between stacks.

How to Use Stacks in Your Dock

The second way to use Stacks is with folders on your Mac’s Dock. A common use of this feature is to add the Mac’s Downloads folder to the Dock for easy access to recently downloaded files.

To do this, locate the Downloads in Finder. Then drag and drop the entire folder onto your Dock to the right of the divider line.

Your Downloads folder’s icon will be displayed as a stack of documents by default, but you can change the icon to the original folder by Control-clicking on the Downloads folder in the Dock and selecting Display as > Folder.

Now, to change how the folder’s contents are viewed once it is clicked, Control-click on the folder in your Dock and select an option like Grid or Fan under the heading View content as. The Fan view is most often used for stacks in the Dock, but the Grid view allows you to see more files once opened.

Of course, the Downloads folder is just one common example of implementing the Stacks feature in your Mac’s Dock. Naturally, you can add any other folders to your Dock in the same way for quick access to their contained files.

Organization With Stacks Is Quick and Convenient

The Stacks feature on your Mac is an incredibly helpful tool. It not only reduces clutter but it also conveniently categorizes your documents so you can quickly find them when you need to.

And what’s more, all it takes is two clicks of your mouse or trackpad and your computer’s files are neatly organized for convenient access. Few other digital organization tricks are as easy to set up as that!

Even so, despite Stacks being a quick and convenient way to organize your computer’s files, there are many other methods and practices you may want to consider using to keep your computer’s files organized and easily accessible.

There’s no perfect way when it comes to computer file management, but these tips will help you create order from chaos.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

In 2020, Grant graduated with a BA in digital media communications. Now, he works as a freelance writer specializing in technology. His features at MakeUseOf range from mobile and desktop app recommendations to various how-tos. When he’s not staring at his MacBook, he’s probably hiking, spending time with family, or staring at an actual book.

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Your Mac relies on a calming shade of blue for all folders. It’s fine for a few folders, but those of us who create multiple folders and subfolders end up awash in a sea of cyan.

Instead of reading folder names, you can change your Mac’s folder icons or colors, making it easier to find the documents you need quickly. It also livens up your Mac’s home screen or Finder!

We’ll show you how to change Mac folder color, change Mac folder icon for easier navigation, and discuss the best ways to accomplish both tasks.

The easiest way to change folder icon on Mac

The best way to boost your productivity is through effective visuals to organize your desktop. A picture says a thousand words, so instead of relying on folder names to spot just the right place you can customize your folder icons.

Customize icons with Image2icon

Convert images into icons. Personalize desktop folder icons with emojis and text. Make your workspace unboring.

Use Image2Icon app to transform your boring cluttered desktop with tons of blue folders into a fun collection of images and colors to fit the content in your digital binders. All you need to do are just two simple steps. First, drag an image you want to use as a folder icon into the Image2Icon:

Next, select the shape of your icon and drag the folder you want to use the image for in the Image2Icon:

Done. Your folder now is a unique representation of its contents (or your personal visual concept for your digital workspace).

That’s all it takes!

You can also revert any folder to its original icon by clicking the Restore tab in the app.

Manual way to change folder icon on Mac

Can you change folder icon Mac? Loading custom icons Mac folders for desktop needs is fairly simple, and changing a folder on your desktop to include a custom icon instead isn’t difficult. Here’s how:

  1. Create a folder on your desktop by right clicking the desktop
  2. Select “New folder” from the menu
  3. Name your folder
  4. Find an image from the web you’d like to use as your folder icon (Note: macOS is picky about the images it will allow. PNG files are the most successful, but may not always work.)
  5. Download the image to your Mac
  6. Right click the image and select “Copy”
  7. Right click the folder you created on your desktop
  8. Select “Get info”
  9. In the menu that appears, select the folder icon. (Note: It will have a dark blue line around it to show it’s been selected.)
  10. With the icon selected, select “Edit” from the menu bar
  11. Select “Paste”

How to change folder color on Mac manually

Now that you know how to change folder icon Mac desktops don’t easily allow for, and how to change folder color Mac the easy way, can you do it all without an app?

You can – but it’s a long, arduous process. There’s also no way to add custom icons Mac just doesn’t allow for that. But if you’d rather go change the color of your desktop icons manually, here’s how:

  1. Create a folder on your desktop by right clicking the desktop
  2. Select “New folder” from the menu
  3. Name your folder
  4. Right click the folder
  5. Select “Get info”
  6. In the menu that appears, select the folder icon. (Note: It will have a dark blue line around it to show it’s been selected.) How to organize your mac’s desktop icons
  7. With the icon selected, select “Edit” from the menu bar
  8. Select “Copy” from the menu How to organize your mac’s desktop icons
  9. Open the Preview app on your Mac
  10. From the menu bar, select “New from Clipboard”
  11. With Preview open, select the “Markup” tool
  12. Select the color adjustment tool

Note: In macOS Big Sur, the color adjustment tool in Preview is the same as the color adjustment tool in apps like Photos: three sliders. In Catalina and prior, the color adjustment tool icon is a prism.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

That’s a lot of steps! We’re not sure why Apple doesn’t want you changing folder icons or colors, but they definitely don’t make it easy.

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Bonus tips for organizing your Mac

Organizing folders with snappy colors and changing icon Mac is a great way to stay focused. Keeping track of all the files you’re working on can be difficult, but Trickster has you covered.

Like Declutter, Trickster lives in your Mac menu bar, tracking ever file, folder, and app you’re working on or have opened recently. Trickster can automatically track your desktop activity, but you’re also able to manually configure it to track only the items you want; file types, names, destinations, and folders can be targeted with Trickster.

In addition to finding your favorite files and folders, Trickster lets you open them right from the app. It’s like Spotlight, just more proactive and customized to your needs. For keyboard warriors, Trickster supports hotkey switching to really speed up your workflow.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

Organization matters, but so does keeping your Mac healthy. Adjusting files, folders, and documents can cause a lot of unnecessary data to pile up on your Mac. This is why you should have CleanMyMac X.

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Erasing malware, clearing your cache, optimizing your file system for faster content discovery, uninstalling or updating apps – all easy work for CleanMyMac X. It even helps you thin out downloads and mail attachments from dominating your Mac’s storage space.

How to organize your mac’s desktop icons

A sea of blue folders is boring, so why not liven them up with custom icons and colors? Image2Icon is a great app for those who enjoy colorful folders that reflect their ideas, content, and provide additional inspiration. Custom folder icons help identify what any folder is at a glance.

Trickster helps you stay productive, saving you tons of time wasted searching for files on your desktop or beyond. CleanMyMac X is simply the best tool for ensuring your Mac stays performant.

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