A messy desk is a nightmare, irrespective of the angle you look at it from!
It induces anxiety – in you and around you. It severely impacts productivity because of the sheer minutes lost looking for specific files. And let’s not even talk about the RAM that gets used up. The function of your desktop is to help you navigate your system with ease. If you load it up with files and folders, you are just creating more work for your computer and slowing it down. And a slow computer is only going to impact your productivity.
Instead of wringing your hands in frustration, have a look at some these handy desktop organizing tools.
ObjectDock is your standard Windows taskbar, and much more. This customisable application allows you to add as many shortcuts as you want on one dock. Drag and drop files and applications to know what your system is currently working on. You can also add widgets to show you the weather, sports scores, etc.
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Similar to ObjectDock, this is another alternative to your standard toolbar. This application launcher is perfect to drop shortcuts for easy access and orderliness. Every minimised window becomes an icon, giving you faster access and improving productivity.
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If you are looking for one program to give you a single-window view of your desktop, Rainmeter is your answer. This fully-customizable program gives you information on your system resources, your online data streams, and also weather forecasts. It even tracks your to-do lists, your notes and controls your media player.
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If one desktop isn’t enough for you, you can create ‘clones’ to make more space and work more efficiently. Create up to 20 virtual desktops, where each can be customised with different resolutions, separate passwords, notifications, etc. You can switch between desktops with just a mouse click.
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Hello, multitasker. Here’s something to make it easy to switch between applications and pages. Tiles™ is your go-to resource for better productivity, easier file management and, of course, a stylised desktop.
With this tool in your arsenal, you can jump between active and inactive tasks easily, create pages as per your working style, and view, manage and work with multiple applications at the click of a button.
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You can customise your desktop and Windows Explorer windows as small icons on the desktop, segregating them by color, transparency, font and auto-hide features. Navigate your existing folders through these small tabs. When you have completed reading a tab but may need to refer to it later, you can simply hide it rather than close it down. This makes it easy for you to come back to it whenever you want, without having to undergo the hassle of searching for it again.
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If you are tired or bored of the standard Windows ‘shell’, EmergeDesktop is a good alternative. Customise your shell by the way you use your computer or even as per your aesthetic sense. Add elements to the interface; move them around and place them where it suits you better; choose themes that you like.
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Bored of those tiny identical yellow folders? Try MyFolder and immediately jazz up your desktop with this customisable desktop program. You can separate folders by color or on the basis of tiny icons that help you identify what is important, private, official, and a host of other options. Use icons from the library or add some of your own.
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All these tools give you the freedom to change your desktop as much, or as little as you want to. Use them and keep your desktop clean and clutter-free. All these apps are free and can be downloaded and installed in just a few clicks.