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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Sorry, what?
by roar on Wed 9th May 2012 13:14 UTC
roar
Member since:
2009-12-26

I'm sorry, can somebody explain to me in which way this app is superior to just, you know, actually pressing or clicking copy/paste, or opening the drop destination beforehand (which would save me one cycle of drag&drop, too) ?

Drag&drop between browser tabs works fine without this tool, too (at least in Chrome it does).

If this thing had at least a history of dropped items or let me store multiple things at once in it I could see the point, but frankly, I don't.

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RE: Sorry, what?
by Neolander on Wed 9th May 2012 13:37 in reply to "Sorry, what?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, it happens that cut and paste is forbidden in the OSX Finder for religious reasons, so people have to resort to either drag and drop or cumbersome copy + paste + delete original in order to move stuff around...

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RE[2]: Sorry, what?
by pandronic on Wed 9th May 2012 14:52 in reply to "RE: Sorry, what?"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Well, it happens that cut and paste is forbidden in the OSX Finder for religious reasons


Yes, because Mac users are special snowflakes and don't need Cut like the peasant Windows users.

It has been explained to me in great detail that it doesn't fit OS X's design philosophy, yet it makes perfect sense to leave it there in the menu disabled to taunt the simpletons.

All hail, ghost Steve!

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