App Addict
June 25th, 2024

Unclutter - Clipboard Manager, File Shelf, Floating Notes - All in One

Mac Apps
The interface for the Mac utility, Unclutter
Unclutter Interface

The Mac utility Unclutter has been around for over a decade and is still going strong. Unclutter is three utilities built into one app: a universal clipboard manager, a convenient file shelf and a floating notes manager. I used it for years with rock solid performance. If you are on an underpowered Mac or one with limited RAM, you can use Unclutter to reduce the number of utilities running in the background without sacrificing functionality. Of course, if you don't need advanced features, Unclutter provides plenty on all on its own.

Clipboard

  • Save frequently used snippets for reuse
  • Hides sensitive data from password managers
  • Three different view options

File Shelf

  • View as list or icons
  • Search for files on the shelf they begin to accumulate
  • Make copies or aliases with keyboard shortcuts

Floating Notes

  • View a single note or a list of notes
  • Full text search your notes
  • Handier than a sticky


The Unclutter interface stays hidden at the top of your screen until you move your mouse there, causing it to drop down and become available. It's possible to sync your files and notes between computers if you configure Unclutter to use iCloud or another cloud service.

Unclutter is a one-time purchase of $19.99 in the App Store. A free demo is available on the developer's website. It is also available on Setapp.