My husband is the most organised person I know. His productivity is second to none. And he can find anything on his computer in a heartbeat. And his Desktop. He puts me to shame, and I teach productivity secrets.
When I visited his office the other day, I discovered his sneaky little secret.
He uses a simple app that helps you organise your desktop shortcuts and icons into separate spaces, so you can find things quickly and easily.
Now, I’ve seen some messy computer Desktops in my time. And nothing slows down a laptop start-up more than waiting for all those icons to load.
So, if you’re looking to get control of your computer Desktop once and for all, this is the penultimate solution.
It’s a clever little app called Fences by Stardock Corp (Note, this is NOT a commercial or affiliate link, it’s simply the link to their site so you also can get the benefit from this product).
The best part of Fences? There’s a FREE 30 Day trial and the ownership licence is only USD $9.99. That’s not a monthly subscription – that’s the software download price. You can’t get better than that!
A couple of the cool features include the ability to hide or show icons at will, simply by double-clicking the desktop, so you can maintain a distraction-free desktop. This is particularly useful if, like me, you use your laptop to project presentations and you don’t want everyone to see what you’re working on. It means you can use your desktop as additional advertising space while your presentation is loading.
And the piece de resistance,; the ability to define rules to organize your icons automatically. So pictures automatically go into a ‘Pictures’ portal, docs into a sorting portal, or however else you want to work.
This is one of the simplest, most useful, best value apps I’ve come across in a while. Here’s a pic of my desktop as it stands at the moment: Everything uber-organised! One click and I’m there.
So hubby, I’m now as organised as you! Thanks for letting me know about this super cool app. Check Fences out for yourself! (And hey, let me know in the comments what you think).