Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2012 02:02 UTC
Mac OS X "Dragging and dropping is a great way to get stuff done on your Mac, but DragonDrop makes it even better. DragonDrop lets you set down what you're dragging, leaving you free to find your destination without worrying about keeping the mouse button held down." Great utility (found via Daring Fireball), but shaking with the mouse is a horrible interaction - it's very intensive and error-prone (Aero Shake, anyone?). I'd love for that little drop container to be permanently visible (oh, and a Windows/Linux version would be awesome, of course).
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RE: Copy & Paste
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 9th May 2012 13:37 UTC in reply to "Copy & Paste"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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No, no different really.

The demo video I watched on their site shows things like dragging a picture from a webstie directly into an email without downloading it! Which you could already do in OSX Lion natively. Its very easy to do if they are in different windows. But they demo it in different tabs of the same browser. So instead of separating tabs into new windows with a mouse flick, you can flick your mouse so you don't have to. I think the native way of doing things is easier myself.

With the moving of files demo, OSX has spring loaded folders that allow you to dive deep into a hierarchy without letting go of your dragged object. There solution of having a temporary place for the object, doesn't really make sense to me. I mean, you could just search for the target location before dragging the object if you have trouble with maintaining the drag while searching.

So to sum up, I don't think its worth the $5 for me. I don't think its worth this article or the daring fireball one.

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