OblyTile is a simple-to-use program that allows you to create new tiles for the Windows 8 Start screen. It can be handled by users of any level of experience.
After a brief installation procedure, you are greeted by a stylish window with a well-defined layout. You can get started by writing a tile name (optionally hide it from the screen) and by specifying the path to the corresponding program.
It is possible to apply an image from the computer to the tile, as long as it has the JPG, BMP, PNG or JPEG format. Plus, you can import a picture for the small tile, as well as pick the tile background and text color.
Moreover, you can work with a tile managing tool to edit existing tiles, convert shortcuts to tiles, as well as to import and export tiles.
A few configuration options are available through this program. For instance, you can set it to be run with administrative right, hide it, allow a single instance, rebuild the cache and enable random colors for new tiles, just to name a few.
The straightforward software app requires a moderate quantity of CPU and system memory, has a good response time and immediately applies modifications to the Start screen. It did not cause us any difficulties throughout our evaluation, such as making the operating system freeze, crash or alert us of any errors. All in all, OblyTile provides users of any skill level with some simple tools for personalizing the Start screen by creating new tiles.
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