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With iCollections you can sort your icons into organized groups on your desktop. iCollections is an intuitive application and very easy to use. iCollections allows you to create shaded areas on your desktop. The shaded area is called a Collection and it acts like a folder - you can drag and drop files and folders into it. Items stay inside the Collection all time, even after you quit the iCollections. These items (files and folders) are phisically stored in your Documents folder. You can use a context menu (right click) on a file or folder to reveal it in the Finder window and thereby get to its phisical location.
Items in a Collection can be launched (double click), renamed (click on a label), removed (Cmd+Backspace) and viewed (Space key). You just use the same shortcuts and commands as in the Finder.
The main application menu is accessible by clicking on the system toolbar icon:
iCollections requires Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
It is fully compatible with macOS Sierra.
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Create a new Collection on the desktop. Then you can drag and drop files and folders into it. Each Collection has a menu accessible by clicking a button at the top-right corner of a Collection. A black frame is displayed when a Collection is dragged. When dragging items to it, a blue frame is shown indicating the drop is accepted. When copying a big file to the Collection, a progress indicator is displayed, and the Collection is locked until the copy process is finished.
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Run at OS X startup
iCollections will be launched automatically when you turn on your Mac. This is a default option and should be on.
There is a submenu containing options if you need support while using iCollections.
Closes iCollections application. No icons, files or folders will be removed. All Collections will be restored when you open iCollections again.
Each Collection can have a different style and appearance. Users can change window and title bar color and transparency. Also a Collection frame can be defined. To change these settings click the button in the top-right corner of a Collection.
Use for Create, Rename or Remove a tab inside the Collection.
Opens a Wizard window. The Wizard allows you to select a group of files on the desktop which will be imported (moved) into the Collection.
Submenu with various sort options. The meaning is exactly the same as the "Sort by" option in the Finder.
Allows you to change a Collection style. The description of Appearance Settings window is given below.
Allows you to quickly adjust transparency of the Collection by choosing one of the predefined values.
You can change the Collection items size. Four predefinied sizes are available: Regular, Medium, Small and Mini. The Medium size can be with a label on the right side or with a label at the bottom of an icon.
This option permanently removes the Collection from the desktop. You will be asked what to do with the files and folders (if there are any in the Collection). You can choose either to delete items or move them to the desktop. This option cannot be undone. To create a Collection, choose "New Collection" from the main menu (see the Introduction).
Choose the Collection which the options will apply to. Choose "All Collections" to apply settings to all opened Collections.
Define general iCollections options and interface elements position.
Title bar buttons
Define an event when title bar buttons (close and menu) should appear.
Style and Color
Define colors and transparency of a Collection's parts. Each Collection can have a different style.
New Drop Well
A Drop Well is a place on the desktop when you can drag and drop temporary files (eg, Chrome or Safari downloads, Mail attachments or other files and folders. Items in a Drop Well disappear when new files or folders are dropped. So you will always see the most recently dropped items (can be altered to see last 2 or 3 drops).
How to switch between copy, move or link creation when dragging items onto a Collection?
Press Command, Alt or both keys before dropping dragged items.
Storage is the folder where all Collections items are stored. You can reveal it in Finder, check it's size or move the Storage to a different place.
Use this option if any of your Collections appear outside of the screen. This can sometimes happen when you change a monitor's resolution or disconnect a second monitor from your Mac. iCollections supports multi-monitor systems.
Spaces/Fix Out-Off-Screen Collections
Clicking the top-left icon on a Collection enlarges it to show more items. You can set how large the Collection will appear when maximized and how the Collection transparency will change.
New Photo Frame
A Photo Frame will display pictures from a selected folder inside a Collection. Users can turn on a pictures slide show and set how long a single picture will be displayed. The Photo Frame title can be set as dynamic and show a picture name, date and/or GPS location.
Photo Frame's menu
For a Photo Frame, you can set the same display options as for Collections. Additionally, you can change the slide show details and choose a pictures folder.
Change Photo Folder
Set a new folder with pictures to display. When a single picture is selected, the Picture Frame will display only the selected photo as a static picture.
Show in Finder
Reveals the current pictures folder in the Finder.
When checked, pictures will change after a selected period of time. The order of displaying pictures can't be changed.
Set Aspect Ratio
Choose the option to set a predefinied Picture Frame size proportion. When the aspect ratio is set, resizing the Photo Frame will keep the size in proportion.
When selected, a Collection is automatically minimized when mouse cursor is outside the Collection. To restore the Collection move the mouse cursor over the Collection title bar.
New Disk Panel
A Disk Panel displays all disk connected to your Mac. You can filter what kind of disks should be displayed.