Stardock has released a cool new desktop app called Tiles. Tiles is a Windows Desktop Navigation Utility to manage running apps and windows, with a skinnable interface including a Metro skin.
Customization enthusiasts may already be aware of Fences, which let Windows users organize their desktop icons. Tiles is designed to do the same for Windows programs and tasks. Tiles may look like a Sidebar, but its much more than that and will help you increase productivity.
Said Brad Wardell, President & CEO of Stardock:
Traditionally, productivity-minded users would make use of virtual desktops or enhanced launching programs like our own ObjectDock. Today, more and more users have multiple monitors and are looking for better ways to organize what they’re working on. That’s where Tiles comes in.
Tiles appears as a side-bar on a user’s display. At the top are the labels for each page such as ‘My Tiles’ or ‘Documents’ or ‘Apps’.
Users can then drag and drop programs, documents, or website URLs onto Tiles. If the program is running, users can hold the shift-key down and drag the app onto Tiles immediately.
When the program is inactive, it appears as an icon. When it is active, it appears as a live preview tile.
You can configure it and customize it to suit your needs, via it settings panel.
Watch the video, to get an idea.
Tiles is available as a free stand-alone program here or as part of Stardock’s Object Desktop.
Thanks for the heads up, Spencer Scott.