This is the most widely spread problem that almost every person has when working on a computer. It’s the unnecessary mess that clutters the desktop and makes it look like a junk-o-land. And so many times you can not even find something that was supposed to be easy to find because you put it on desktop with that intention. I’ve been in that situation so many times! And no matter how hard I try to remove the junk from my desktop, it always adds up more and more… But recently, I stumbled upon a neat, little software that can really help you sort out the mess from your desktop. And I’m not talking about removing unnecessary icons from desktop (although that would be good if you can actually do it… but we all know the truth, right?). This desktop organizing software will make your big pile of icons look neat, organized and you can always find what you need, and find it pretty fast. The Software I am talking about is called Fences by Stardock. Fences is a one-of-a-kind program, allowing you to draw labeled, shaded areas on your desktop, which become movable & resizable containers for your desktop icons. These groups can help bring organization and consistency to your computer’s desktop, solving the “constant mess” problem that so many people have.
Here’s how this thing works:
It allows you to create “fence” areas on your desktop that you can place icons in. You can label them however you wish, and move/resize them anywhere on the desktop. Pre-included layouts help speed the process for new users. Fences also helps you finally appreciate the wallpaper you have hiding behind all that clutter. (Finally!) In addition to its organizing features, Fences offers a novel quick-hide feature. It works like this: Double click your desktop, and all your icons will fade out. Double click again, and they’ll return as they were before. Here’s a screenshot:
If you want to see and experience all the features, it would be best if you watch this video that will show you every aspect of Fences and what it can do for your desktop.
So, in a nutshell: Stardock’s Fences is a program that helps you organize your desktop, and can hide your icons when they’re not in use. It’s FREE for personal use, so try it out today, and change how you use your desktop forever!
Here’s a link to download Fences!
(thanks for the heads-up, Eric!)