DeskPins is a lightweight Windows application that can force running programs to stay on top of others.
In essence a freeware tool that brings “Always on Top” functionality to any software solution on your computer, DeskPins is very easy to use, creating so-called “pins” to keeps apps on top.
Once you launch it, DeskPins places an icon in the Windows System Tray that lets you instantly enable the application and thus insert a new icon in the titlebar of every running process to help you keep it on top.
Although it may sound a bit difficult, DeskPins is aimed at both beginners and more experienced users, with only a few settings to play with available in the “Options” screen.
For example, you can change the color of the pin icon and the tracking rate, set up the autopin tool and create dedicated rules for each application and define the hotkeys. DeskPins supports separate keyboard shortcuts to enter pin mode or to toggle active window pin.
DeskPins works flawlessly regardless of the operating system and it obviously remains very friendly with hardware resources, but some of the active windows freeze for a second or two every once in a while on Windows 7 workstations.
Overall however, DeskPins is based on an excellent idea and tries to offer Windows app an important missing feature. It’s stable most of the time on Windows XP and, what’s more, it boasts very intuitive options that do not require additional information.
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