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Desktop Icon Manager for Mac

By Parker Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 26, 2014

Desktop Icon Manager for Mac is an AppleScript that lets you organize desktop icons and helps keep them always in place even when you change your screen resolution. It is quite useful because it lets you memorize your icons as a specific icon arrangement and restore it with just the click of a button.

After a quick installation, Desktop Icon Manager for Mac welcomes you with a straightforward interface. This app/script comes packed with some useful instructions from the developer and also gives you some troubleshooting tips. This app lets you save specific icon arrangements (e.g. work, kids, gaming, etc.) and then restore them with just one click, according to your needs. This is especially useful if you use your Mac for different purposes or share it with other users or family members who have different preferences. With just one click you can memorize your current icon positions as well as restore them.

If you have multiple users on one computer or if you use your computer for multiple purposes, such as for work, gaming, various projects, etc., then Desktop Icon Manager is a great tool to have because it saves and restores the icon positions and arrangements according to one's preference, thus making overall tasks more productive.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1

Can now store, one, two, ..., infinite number of Desktop icon arrangements.

General

Release December 31, 2013
Date Added December 31, 2013
Version 2.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 5,522
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Desktop Icon Manager (DIM) is an AppleScript which saves and restores the icon positions on the desktop. There are applications and other scripts that do the same thing, so why is this one different?

DIM doesn't get confused when you store the icon positions at one screen resolution and then restore them at a different screen resolution. In other words, if an icon is at the bottom right corner of the display when the icon positions are stored then that icon will always be placed at the bottom right corner regardless of the screen resolution. There's only one application that I know of which does that, but they want money to do it. Other applications/scripts allow you to save multiple icon positions at different screen resolutions. That's fine if you want to adjust your icon positions for each screen resolution you use. My question is why? You got a Mac sitting in front of you, let her do it.