on 15 Nov, 2019 04:08 AM
No (but thank you for answering). I PF7 and earlier there was a module named 'shelf'. This predates panes (small parts of windows) that also became named 'shelf'. The shelf module was like a persistent drop stack but intended to keep collections of documents, and folders available for a long time. Refer to this older thread for a better explanation.
on 15 Nov, 2019 04:20 AM
Here is a screenshot that I just took off of my wife's machine (she's running an older version of Mac OS which still supports PF7). Notice the leftmost 'module' which is named shelf and an eclectic collection of files I dropped there. I could have also added folders (but I forgot in my haste ). You can also see three additional modules in that bottom pane.
I realized when I was writing my "pseudo-answer" that it was way to easy for anybody to miss... but since no one answered....
Thanks for the info, and sorry I don't know...
but It make me think about Keyboard Maestro = https://www.keyboardmaestro.com/main/
(specifically the "Palettes" function...) I know it is another paying app... but it might have the feature you want...
No, Keyboard Maestro won't help here. It's an automation tool and palettes are for creating and arranging actionable menu items for your macros.
What OP needs to check out is Hook app at hookproductivity.com. This app is specifically designed for this purpose - to keep related information together on per project basis (not only files but links, apps, etc).
Or Workspaces at www.apptorium.com this app also helps arrange stuff on per project basis.
on 07 Dec, 2019 01:15 AM
Thanks for the pointers; you are correct these are much closer to the functionality I am looking for. Since you’ve pointed me elsewhere is it safe to presume that this capability is not returning to PF in the future?
I don’t mind supporting other developers (that’s how I came to PF), but I’d rather have it all in one tool if I could