Folderview Screenlet Alternatives

    Folderview Screenlet is described as 'Linux alternative to Fences (which is for Windows)' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are five alternatives to Folderview Screenlet 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. Other great apps like Folderview Screenlet are Nimi Places (Free Personal), iCollections (Paid) and ToolBox (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Nov 25, 2021

      • 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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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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.


      The program is no longer updated.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

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    4. 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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