I spent the last couple of weeks evaluating EagleFiler and Together for my file management needs. It was clear early on that I preferred EagleFiler’s ways of doing things in all but one respect. Together’s shelf seemed much handier that EF’s drop pad.
Even the Together’s shelf didn’t quite do what I needed, as I couldn’t have multiple libraries on the shelf at one time. EagleFiler’s capture key works for some things, but there are times when I want/need a drag-and-drop option. So I searched the forums and did some experimenting of my own for some alternatives. I’d thought I share my (current) solution.
I gave distinct custom icons to the “To Import” folders of the two EF LIbraries I most often need to drag things to.
I added these folders to Butler’s docklet; if you don’t use Butler, you could add them to your Dock.
Now I can drag a file to my docklet, and drop it into the correct “To Import” folder.
I know that if EF is running (which it is for me most of the time), I can just drag the file to the EF icon, pause to let the Exposé feature turn on, and drop on the right library window, but I find it easier to quickly identify an icon than read the small print on the title bars in Exposé mode.