Clean up your desktop clutter with Fences

runs on Windows
screenshot of Fences

According to Robert Frost in his poem "Mending Wall," "good fences make good neighbors." Indeed, they make for a more organized computer desktop as well.

Fences is a free application to help you rein in the clutter on your computer's desktop. Rather than just leaving you to your own devices in terms of dumping file and applications willy-nilly across your Windows desktop, Fences helps you to organize these files in ways that make sense to you. By grouping related items together, you can work faster and smarter.

Once you've fenced-in a pile of icons, you can now resize and move them all as a unit. Group them together by file type, or keep all the pieces of a project together. And with a quick click of the mouse, you can make your fenced-in apps and documents disappear from your desktop. Do you remember what your desktop wallpaper even looks like?

Fences is a Windows app. It runs on XP or Vista, and even claims to be Windows 7-compatible.

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One Response to “Clean up your desktop clutter with Fences”

  1. LoisS says:

    Fences is a great program. I’ve been using it for several months and have found that it does exactly what it says it will do. Previously I ran most of my programs through Start as I could organize them from that location…now I save clicks by organizing my common programs on the desktop. I even have a “Testing” fence where new shareware/freeware lands before I decide on its future on my system. This is a great product.