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Fences Alternatives for Mac

Fences is not available for Mac but there are a few alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is iCollections. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Dragthing. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Fences and four of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Fences are Desktop Groups and DesktopShelves.

Fences alternatives are mainly Desktop Customization Tools but may also be Application Launchers or File Organizers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Fences.
This page was last updated May 3, 2022
  • Windows

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

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  1. 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.

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    Most users think iCollections is a great alternative to Fences.

    Runs on Mac, has beautiful drawers that auto-shrink, can use (different levels of) transparency, is even more easy to use than Fences on Windows.

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  2. Dragthing

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop.


    Notice on of discontinuation as of 2019.

  3. Desktop Groups

    • Mac

    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.

  4. 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.


    The program is no longer updated.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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