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Nimi Places Alternatives

Nimi Places is described as 'Organizes desktop into customizable containers - showing folders (e.g.: local folders, network locations) contents, displayed as icons/thumbnails on scrollable surface' and is a desktop customization tool in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Nimi Places for Windows, Linux, Screenlets 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 MaxLauncher. Other great apps like Nimi Places are Sideslide, XLaunchpad, iTop Easy Desktop and Folderview Screenlet.

Nimi Places alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Nimi Places.
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  • Windows

Organizes desktop into customizable containers - showing folders (e.g.: local folders, network locations) contents,...

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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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    Most users think Fences is a great alternative to Nimi Places.
  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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    MaxLauncher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    MaxLauncher is a simple tabbed launcher that was designed to reduce the amount of time to find and run a program. It is capable of creating multiple data files, each of which can have a maximum of 10 tabs. Each tab and button is assigned a key(eg. F1-F10, 0-9, A-Z, etc.

    ⚫︎ PortableMaxLauncher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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    XLaunchpad

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    XLaunchpad gives you instant access to all your shortcuts. Arrange apps in XLaunchpad any way you like by dragging icons to different locations or by grouping apps in folders. Simply drag one icon over another to create a folder.

    ⚫︎ PortableXLaunchpad 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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    Folderview Screenlet

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux
    • Screenlets

    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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    FlashTray Pro

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Flashtray - Our system tray application launcher and macro tool makes you work more efficiently by automating a lot of repetitive keyboard tasks by using custom macros and hotkeys.

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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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