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5 Unique Freeware That Tweak Your Desktop and Save Your Time

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A new day. A dozen apps. A dozen installs and then uninstalls. You should have heard of several virtual desktop managers, sticky note apps for your Windows desktop. All such apps improve productivity and there’s no doubt about that.

Why not you take a look at the following apps as well? These are very tiny, friendly, and free, yet very unique software that could save your precious time. Check them out:

Hot Corners can be used to assign a task to every corner of your desktop. For example, you can use it to minimize all windows when your cursor moves to the bottom right corner. hotcorners

Fences can organize desktop icons into many sections. Besides helping you manage clutter, it helps you launch apps quickly as all these sections can be labelled clearly.DesktopFences_ss6

Desktop List View is another clutter killer that enables list view on your desktop like you have in Win Explorer. It’s a must-have if you can’t get a glimpse of your wallpaper because of too many icons.


Desk Drive checks if you’ve inserted any flash drive into your USB ports and puts an icon to reach it straight from your desktop so that you needn’t open several windows to access it.


Shock Desktop can save desktop icon positions and restore them later. You might have your icons arranged in a manner that’s convenient to you, but when you apply a theme, the icon positions are lost. That’s when this app may come handy.


That’s all I knew of. Got any tools that deserve a mention? Use the comment box to talk loud!

Written by Killer Tech Tips

April 2nd, 2009 at 9:42 pm

  • I have tried Hot Corners and Desk Drive. Need to try the others.

  • Nifty apps. I personally love that desk drive app, infact i was looking out for a program like that. (after seeing such a feature in the major Linux distros)

  • I really love hot corners – it is a built in functionality for Mac OS X 🙂

  • Hi

    I was looking for app like Fence for a long time.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a good day.

  • prahlad


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