Portable 8start Launcher
The space on your desktop can easily get filled with various shortcuts or files you don't always need or frequently used. Luckily, there are several specialized applications that let you organize shortcuts in order to quickly access files of interest. Portable 8start Launcher is one of them and promises to do just that.
Organize shortcuts in groups
Since it can spend most of its time hidden in the system tray, you can transform your desktop into a place to display pictures. The main window can be customized with several themes and populated with any file or shortcut.
Multiple rows can be created and serve as the main storage place. These can be given a custom name and the number of shortcuts it can store. By dragging the desired item over the main window it gets placed in the appropriate category.
Take notes and schedule events
The application comes equipped with more features than just organizing files on your desktop. A tree view gives you the possibility to add notes, again in different categories. Shortcuts can also be stored there, in case the general view does not suit your style.
You can use a custom combination of keys to quickly bring up the main window whenever needed with the help of integrated hotkey support. Furthermore, you can set reminders with a custom message. The feature is pretty helpful as it acoustically reminds you every now and then regarding the time left.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Portable 8start Launcher can definitely help you better organize items on your desktop, as well as things you have to do in real life. The scheduler is poorly designed, but since the main feature gets the job done good, it's still a practical application.