Product Review: Fences

Fences is a free utility for the Windows desktop that lets you drag shortcuts into boxes you define (fences) and keep things organized. Kinda like folders, but transparent on the desktop. Here’s a picture of the tool when you right click on the desktop and select Fences:

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Right now I’ve got three fences defined; Test, Blog, Desktop. You can define as many as you want, name them as you think makes sense. Here are some options:

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Now to this point you might be saying cool, or maybe ‘so what’. It’s just a container and if you don’t drop stuff on the desktop, maybe it’s not interesting. But if you do, here’s the feature that will sell you:

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That’s right, you can double click the desktop to hide/show all the icons/shortcuts, and configure exceptions. That is NOT dumb if you do a lot of presentations and don’t want show everyone your working stuff, or take the chance they see something with a confidential name.

Easy download, easy install, zero problems. Good video on their site will give give you a better feel for it.Give it a try, definitely recommended