Keeping your desktop clean can be a time-consuming process, depending on how often it is done. This problem can be solved in various ways, one of which being Desktop Teleporter, a lightweight application that tries to offer a practical method by giving you the possibility to move everything to a specific folder and keep your desktop empty.
Lightweight and easy to use
By default, the application opens up in a compact window, with several tabs and options that offer everything needed to start using it. Most of the time it stays hidden in the system tray, you only have to bring it up if you want to make any changes.
There is not much required on your behalf. File extensions and names can be added to an exception list so the application knows not to move them. Basically every item that appears on your desktop is moved to a specific folder, thus keeping it clean.
Add exceptions, specify folders and take notes
The first tab of the application is dedicated to files. Here you can add specific extensions not to be moved, as well as file names. Additionally, an option lets you choose whether or not to move renamed files and folders, or makes several attempts to items in use.
Multiple destination folders can be created, but only one set to active. This is done from the second tab, where you can also insert a delay in the process. Unfortunately, there is no implemented hotkey support, and would have come in handy to quickly bring up the main window, or switch between destination folders.
Last but not least, miscellaneous options include an auto start function, a log, and the possibility to take notes and have them saved to file, so that every time an item is moved, a small text field appears for you to write down any note after which it is saved to a plain text document.
To sum it up, Desktop Teleporter offers a clever alternative to better organizing your desktop. It gets the job done fast and good but tends to feel a little rough around the edges. Overall it provides a neat starting step when you finally decide to clean your desktop.