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Drawers, an application that can be used to create stacks (drawers) on the Unity Launcher, has been updated to version 12.12.1, getting new features which some of you have requested such as an option to automatically close drawer when focus is lost and more.

Drawers lets you create launchers for Unity on which you can add applications as well as files, folders or even links so you can quickly access them from one place. 

Drawers Unity Launcher

Using it, you can unclutter the Unity launcher and better organize the most used applications or files - e.g. if you're a web developer, you can for instance have a drawer for web browsers, one for work-related applications and important documents, and so on.

Drawers preferences

Improvements in the latest Drawers 12.12.1:
  • Individual configuration of drawers now possible
  • Auto-layout option to use maximum available horizontal screen space
  • Option to automatically close drawer when focus is lost
  • Create drawers pre-loaded with applications whose category matches a search term
  • Various bug-fixes

Also, since our previous Drawers post, the application works and looks a lot better (the Preferences dialog is still a bit of a mess, but hopefully it will get some attention soon).

Install Drawers in Ubuntu

To add the Drawers PPA and install the application in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ian-berke/ppa-drawers
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install drawers

For how to use Drawers, see our initial post: Add Stacks To The Unity Launcher With `Drawers`

If you encounter bugs, report them @ Launchpad.