Sometimes (actually many times) it’s the little things that get us hooked.
FolderOrg X is an apple script which is supposed to be used as a folder action. And it does a really simple yet incredibly convenient thing: whenever I drop something into the folder it checks to see if a sub-folder named after the current date already exists (and creates it if it doesn’t) and then moves whatever I dropped in the main folder into this “dated” folder.
As simple as this sounds, I’ve always had a folder right on the desktop named “Check Out Later” into which I drop downloads, documents, links, etc which (surprise, surprise) I want to check out later.
Naturally this folder tends to become really crowded as I usually only try to tackle these items every weekend at best and the sheer amount of stuff I put in there means that I sometimes even delete stuff without ever looking at it.
Now that I’ve activated the FolderOrg X script as this folder’s action things just organize themselves auto-magically.
Like I said, nothing too fancy, no rocket-science but it just looks and feels a whole lot better when I open up the “Check Out Latter” Folder and now things are all nice and tidy.
By the way, thanks to Pedro for hacking the script and making it use European-style dates instead of the original USA-style ones.