Use /tmp as your downloads folderApril 2, 2008
My little OmniFocus random action widget told me to post about this, so I am.
On a Mac, you should use /tmp as your download location for web browsers, email, and so on. You should also use it for saving files which you know you won’t need to keep, like little one-off image exports and notes and such. It gets cleaned out automatically when you restart, so you don’t end up needing to clean it out all the time like you would a Downloads folder or the Desktop.
To get to it, you’ll have to use the Command-Shift-G command in Finder or Path Finder and actually type /tmp, then put it in your sidebar or something for easy access later.