I don’t know about you, but I’m guilty of using my Mac desktop as a dumping ground just like this writer:
Four Great Ways To Declutter Your Desktop | Mac.AppStorm: “There are no amount of temporary folders which can replace the speed and usefulness of using the Desktop as a place to temporarily store files for later categorising and/or deleting.”
But that’s not the point of the article. The article goes on to talk about four apps (well, three plus a terminal command) that let you hide all that stuff, keeping your desktop nice and pretty.
Worthwhile? I’m not sure. It sure seems like a Band-aid to me. I prefer using Hazel to automatically get things sorted on my desktop and elsewhere. Hazel lets you set up rules that are automatically executed based on the parameters you set, such as moving files of a certain type and age to another folder after a predetermined period of time. On Windows, Belvedere has much of the same functionality.