The desktop is usually the place where most apps and documents end up. Sometimes, it’s hard to find the items you need due to the cluster of files, folders and shortcuts.
Fences is a tool that can help organize the desktop simply by installing it. As soon as you fire up the program, all the items are divided into groups, such as “Programs”, “Folders” and “Files and Documents”. The icons are gathered together on shaded areas on your desktop, which are movable and resizable.
The items can still be moved from one to another or to the original desktop. The areas can be deleted by clicking on the “X” in the corner. This action enables users to only delete the fence or the files inside it as well.
The app comes with a nice feature that enables you to hide the icons on the desktop. All you need to do is to double click the desktop and the entire content fades out, leaving behind a clear wallpaper. In order to reverse this, you need to simply repeat the action.
Furthermore, the app enables you to create virtual desktops. This means that the edge of the screen can be pulled to bring out another set of areas with their respective files. The feature highly resembles that available for smartphones.
A few icon placements settings are also available. You can choose the default destination of the icons, whether on the general desktop or in one of the available fences.
Also, you can define type-based rules, which means the items could be divided into more fences, such as images, music and video, downloads, program shortcuts and many more.
Customization options include the scaling of the fences, the space between them, resizing, transparency, color intensity and tint.
All in all, Fences is a nice app that can be of great help when your desktop is too crowded. The software brings a few great features that are sure to catch your eye.