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Apps with 'Group Icons' feature

  1. Fences is a one-of-a-kind program, allowing you to draw labeled shaded areas on your desktop, which become movable and resizable containers for your desktop icons.

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  2. Create containers (aka Portals) on your desktop which show the contents of a specified folder. Divide your desktop into folders then use Portals to display the contents of the folders in an organized fashion - you can even hide the folders away somewhere else.

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    Desktop with 2 folder portals present.


  3. Organizes desktop into customizable containers - showing folders (e.g.: local folders, network locations) contents, displayed as icons/thumbnails on scrollable surface.

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  4. Simple app enhancing windows task bar functionality with stacks of shortcuts. - pawelt/stacky

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    Discontinued

    It was last updated in 2013.

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  5. Groups your app icons in Windows taskbar.

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  6. Folderview Screenlet is a Linux alternative to Fences (which is for Windows).

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.9.9, released in August 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  7. Over 2 million professional icons in 400+ icon sets & over 30 styles, from glyph and flat icons to full realistic illustrations, iOS, and Windows icons. Vector and pixel perfect!.

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    IconShock's Icon Finder web tool.
  8. iCollections is an expertly designed application which helps you keep your desktop organized. The app's unique features are what make it the most popular method of desktop organization for Mac users.

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  9. ToolBox is an application launcher for Windows operating systems with many amazing features. Easy to install, you can get going in minutes. Its drag & drop interface creates shortcuts to almost anything; applications, drives, folders, even simple files.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.97h, released in May 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Organized Desktop
  10. DesktopShelves helps you fight the clutter on your desktop by organizing files on shelves. A shelf the size of 5 icons holds 20 files.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.1.4, released in November 2013, can be still bought from Mac App Store.

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