Install Drawers to organize apps, links and directories in Ubuntu 13.04

Use Drawers in Launchpad to manage your applications, folders and links in Ubuntu

Here's how you can install Drawers in Ubuntu 13.04. Drawers lets you organize your applications, links and directories on the Unity Launcher.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ian-berke/ppa-drawers

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install drawers

Drawers Official Description

"There are currently three types of Drawers:

- Basic Drawers: A favorite for the Unity Launcher that can contain any combination of files, applications, web links or directories. Just drag and drop on the icon or open drawer and your item will be added. Left-clicking the launcher "opens a drawer" with an icon view of each item for launching. Right-clicking allows fast launching through quicklists. Use Basic Drawers for quick creation of application categories or to keep shortcuts of related documents and links together when working on a project. Drawers can even be nested within one another (just drag from Dash to open drawer).

- Active Drawers: A favorite for the Unity Launcher that links to a specific directory. Any files dragged to the icon will be copied to that directory. A quicklist is generated after each opening with the 10 most recently modified files or files can be pinned to stay in the quicklist. Opening the Drawer displays a folder view that is updated in real time. Pin it to the desktop and you have a Folder View Widget!

- AppMenu Drawers: A favorite for the Unity Launcher that displays a "Gnome Classic-like" application menu, drawers-style! Applications are categorized and displayed automatically, so there's no need to add applications manually to the drawer. An AppMenu Drawer can be created at any sub-level (e.g. Accessories or Games) or items in sub-levels can be pinned to the Launcher's quicklist. If you wish to edit the menu structure, you must currently use an xdg-menu editor such as alacarte or menulibre."

Additional Resources for Drawers

Drawers Site

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