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Desktop Groups is described as 'The app lets you create groups of related files on your desktop. You can freely move groups of files around on your desktop and add or remove files via drag & drop' and is an app in the file management category. There are seven alternatives to Desktop Groups for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Fences. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Portals: Desktop Organization or Sideslide. Other great apps like Desktop Groups are iTop Easy Desktop, iCollections, Partitions and DesktopShelves.

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The app lets you create groups of related files on your desktop. You can freely move groups of files around on your desktop...

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    Fences

    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizablePortals: Desktop Organization is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Desktop with 2 folder portals present.


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    Sideslide

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SideSlide is an advanced, portable, unobtrusive, dockable, skinnable, instantly accessible, highly configurable Desktop Extension on Steroids! Clean desktop clutter and make your computer friendlier and faster than ever before.

    ⚫︎ PortableSideslide can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    iTop Easy Desktop

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    iTop Easy Desktop is a free and easy-to-use desktop manager to organize your desktop apps, files, and folders according to your rules, freeing you from laboriously sorting desktop icons.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableiTop Easy Desktop is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    iCollections

    • Mac

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableiCollections is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Partitions

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Partitions is the ultimate app to help you organize your desktop! Gone are the days of cluttered desktops with dozens (or even hundreds) of files. Using Partitions, you can create groupings of files and shortcuts right on your desktop.

    ⚫︎ CustomizablePartitions is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    With the main window, change the appearance of partitions
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    DesktopShelves

    • Mac

    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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