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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 a desktop customization tool in the os & utilities category. There are nine 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 Portals: Desktop Organization or iTop Easy Desktop. Other great apps like ToolBox are Nimi Places, Sideslide, Folderview Screenlet and iCollections.

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  1. Fences icon

    Fences

    15 alternatives to Fences 

    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. These groups can help bring organization and consistency to your computers desktop, solving the "constant...

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    Portals: Desktop Organization

    10 alternatives to Portals: Desktop Organization 

    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.

    Desktop with 2 folder portals present.


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    Nimi Places

    15 alternatives to Nimi Places 

    Organizes desktop into customizable containers - showing folders (e.g.: local folders, network locations) contents, displayed as icons/thumbnails on scrollable surface. In-built thumbnail engine is capable of displaying thumbnails for supported Open Documents and PSD images, but...

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    1.  PortableNimi Places can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. iTop Easy Desktop icon

    iTop Easy Desktop

    15 alternatives to iTop Easy Desktop 

    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. It delivers various practical features including but not limited to grouping desktop items...

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    Sideslide

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    17 alternatives to Sideslide 

    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.

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    1.  PortableSideslide can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. Folderview Screenlet icon

    Folderview Screenlet

    • Linux
    • Screenlets
    6 alternatives to Folderview Screenlet 

    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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    iCollections

    • Mac
    14 alternatives to iCollections 

    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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    Mouse Extender

    2 alternatives to Mouse Extender 

    MouseExtender is a cozy utility with shortcuts to programs, folders and system functions (Control panel, Restart and Shutdown).

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    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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    SE-DesktopConstructor

    4 alternatives to SE-DesktopConstructor 

    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.

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    1.  PortableSE-DesktopConstructor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      Discontinued

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

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