A reliable, useful and practical software utility whose main purpose is to design and personalize tiles for your Windows 8 start screen
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.
Reviewed by Elena Opris, last updated on July 31st, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- [Win 8.1] Added ability to pin the Tiles at different Sizes when created/edited. [Via UI or Command Line Arguments]
- [Win 8.1] OblyTile will now export and import tiles in correct order and size. [No groups]
- Added "Desktop" in the QuickList
- New tiles will be shown with proper name and icon on Classic Shell. [32px icon only]
Application descriptionOblyTile is a user-friendly application that can be used to customize the Start Screen of Windows 8 by adding new cust...