Stardock released Fences, its popular Windows desktop organization software, on Steam today. Fences creates a one-of-a-kind experience for users by automatically organizing their Windows desktop shortcuts and icons in shaded areas, offering a clutter-free workspace for creating.
Fences tucks files and folders away in plain sight with designated portals while also providing the functionality of pulling specific content onto the creative workspace. Based on preference rules, users can customize how icons are viewed and where files originate from.
“We’re already known for games like the Galactic Civilizations series on Steam,” said Stardock CEO Brad Wardell. “Our software has always been sold elsewhere. We think that gamers, streamers, creatives, and the types of people drawn to Steam could really benefit from some of our applications, and that’s why we’re starting with Fences.”
Graphic designers, video editors, game streamers, and artists enjoy the ability to hide their Fences and clear their desktop workspace with a simple double-click. The “roll-up” feature allows users to click on a fence and minimize it to its title bar, keeping it visible and easily accessed while also freeing up space.
The “portals” feature allows users to create a desktop portal from any folder, which automatically populates the folders’ contents into an easy-to-find Fence. Quick access to a commonly used folder without having to open Windows explorer is just one of many things that makes Fences ideal for organization and easy to use.
Users can create “pages” on their desktop, accessed with a simple right or left swipe. Choose which Fences remain on each individual page and find them easily when switching between tasks. For people who use their PCs for dozens of different assignments and activities, the “pages” feature allows for easy organization and a seamless flow from task to task.
Over 5 million users around the world rely on Fences every day to keep their PC desktops organized for quick and easy access to the programs and files that they use the most. Fences was featured on the new Dell Canvas at CES 2017, which showcased a clutter-free workspace ideal for art, video editing, and many other creative endeavors.
- Several other key features make Fences the perfect choice for desktop organization:
- Custom-sized shaded areas for organizing your desktop
- Navigate the folder structure directly from within a fence
- Roll up fences to the title-bar for cleaner desktops
- Blur the wallpaper behind fences (Windows 10 only)
- Double click the desktop to hide/reveal icons
- Definite rules for organizing your desktop icons
- Swipe between multiple pages of fences
For more information about other desktop customization and productivity applications from Stardock, visit https://www.objectdesktop.com.
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