Mac OS X’s Downloads folder — 52 Tiger

Connor shared a great suggestion:

Although you can’t sort [by date downloaded] in the Finder, if you have the Downloads folder as a stack in your Dock, you can sort it by ‘Date Added,’ rather than Date Modified or Date Created. I’ve got it set up this way, and the newly-downloaded items appear first.”

Very nice, and that’s what I’m going to try. This way I’ll see the downloads folder and be able to search easily when processing. As a bonus, my desktop remains uncluttered.

I'm pretty sure that this is how a new Mac comes. I use the Desktop (as I said in October), because I don't use the Dock so I would forget about things in the Downloads folder.