~ Move all pdf’s and images to Desktop.
~ Some people like to add colored labels to files that have been downloaded longer than 7 days or so.
~ Turn file extensions on for images - I like seeing extensions in filenames.
~ Remove app shortcuts, put their sometimes when an app updates.
~ Some people like to use Hazel to keep their Desktop clean. I do not.
~ Various apps keep backups - I copy them into a folder in Dropbox to have a backup of backups.
~ Some apps keep up to 10 backups - I reduce this to 3.
~ I have a sort folder where a script examines the name of a file and moves it to a folder based on a student’s initials and the chapter number. The student folders are linked to shared Google folders.
MacSparky talks about an action folder or inbox folder that sorts all of his scanned pdf’s into bills, clients, etc. His pdf’s come to him OCRed, but you can add a rule to OCR a pdf first then sort.
Automatic Trash removal:
~ Hazel will automatically empty the trash based on your preference.
~ App Sweep - Hazel will also remove associated preference files with apps that are placed into the trash.