ToolBox Alternatives

    ToolBox is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are seven alternatives to ToolBox 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 Sideslide or Folderview Screenlet. Other great apps like ToolBox are Nimi Places (Free Personal), iCollections (Paid), Mouse Extender (Free, Open Source) and SE-DesktopConstructor (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2017

      • 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. 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.
    3. 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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    4. 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      The program is no longer updated.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.

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    5. MouseExtender is a cozy utility with shortcuts to programs, folders and system functions (Control panel, Restart and Shutdown). This program allows you to improve your productivity. It is extremely simple and fully customizable.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.9.9.3, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    6. Free desktop customization tool, that allows to change desktop background automatically, create colored areas for the icons on the desktop and place clock and calendar on the background.

      Discontinued

      The company stopped development for its applications. Last versions can be still downloaded from the official website.

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