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    iCollections Alternatives

    iCollections is described as '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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to iCollections for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and SaaS. The best alternative is Fences. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Sideslide or ICU - Icon Configuration Utility. Other great apps like iCollections are Nimi Places, Dragthing, Desktop Restore and Folderview Screenlet.

    iCollections is mainly a Desktop Customization Tool but alternatives to it 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 iCollections.
    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021
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    iCollections is an expertly designed application which helps you keep your desktop organized. The app's unique features...
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    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.
    2. Organizes desktop into customizable containers - showing folders (e.g.: local folders, network locations) contents, displayed as icons/thumbnails on scrollable surface.


    3. 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.
    4. Restore your desktop when the icons get “rearranged”.
    5. DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop.

      Discontinued

      Notice on https://www.dragthing.com/ of discontinuation as of 2019.



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      It records the layout and positions of icons and programs on the Windows Desktop, and permits restoration of the layout. It appears to operate correctly under Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
    6. Folderview Screenlet is a Linux alternative to Fences (which is for Windows).

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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

    7. 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.

      Discontinued

      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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      • Windows
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      Save Desktop ICONS positions + customize icons appearance.
    8. 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.
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