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Neat, see!

Order emerges from the chaos of your desktop.

Organizer from Miha Rataj is just the sort of handy freeware we like to see. It's a simple but efficient and effective desktop organization application that combines a suite of tools and displays in one easy-to-use interface. It has a scrolling, configurable calendar, a prominent analog clock face, a daily task organizer, sticky notes, and an alarm clock that you can sync to tasks and that will alert to an impending event with an alarm tone, the time, or something you add yourself.

The main interface is cleanly laid out, with everything neatly spaced around the task organizer window with just enough real estate to keep it from looking cluttered. Simplicity is the key to Organizer's capability to bring order to your desktop: What it does, it does well, but it doesn't overwhelm the user with too many options. You can change the color of the clock face and hands and the sticky notes in the fairly sparse Settings panel, for instance. But it does offer some pretty neat choices, such as remembering where it was on the desktop when you closed it, so it'll open in the same size and spot: no annoying resizing and dragging. Double-clicking the clock face opens it in full-screen mode. On most displays, it's as big as a classroom wall clock and can be seen easily at quite a distance.

Organizer downloads as a ZIP file but unpacks, installs, and opens like a lean, tidy, efficient app should. It'll find a welcome home on many a busy desktop.

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