Desktop Icon Toy

Desktop Icon Toy

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3
  • Total Downloads:
    130,766
  • Date Added:
    October 13, 2008
  • File Size:
    775.94KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    130
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Desktop Icon Toy is a fun and useful utility that allows users to customize the display of their desktop icons. The program combines a variety of features in an easy-to-use format.

The program's interface consists of a slide-out menu that's accessed from the system tray, with the program's features neatly arranged within. The online Help file doesn't go into much detail about the program's features, but most of them are fairly self-explanatory, and users should be able to quickly figure them out. The less obvious features have tool-tip explanations that describe their functions. The program allows users to arrange their desktop icons into stars, hearts, polygons, and other shapes. We were particularly impressed with the clock option, which arranges icons into an analog clock that actually keeps time. Of course, this isn't the most practical feature, as it makes it hard to locate a given icon, but it's still cool. The program has more utilitarian options as well, such as the feature to align icons on the top, bottom, and sides of the desktop. There are also effects like animations, icon hiding, and text hiding that make this program both fun and useful. It was easy to play around with features and undo things we didn't like, making the program enjoyable to use, unlike many desktop customizations.

Desktop Icon Toy has a 14-day trial period, which is plenty of time for evaluation. It installs without issues but leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Works well, until you reboot."

January 29, 2009  |  By Datalyss

 |  Version: Desktop Icon Toy 3.3

Pros

"Align To Top" arranged my icons horizontally (the way I wanted).

Cons

Start Posiition options and Save layout are useless. My icons reverted to the Windows default after reboot.

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3 stars

"Good Potential"

December 26, 2008  |  By Baldy2

 |  Version: Desktop Icon Toy 3.3

Pros

Good Interface, easy to install.

Cons

None at this time.

Summary

This looks like a fun,and useful utility. Unfortunately I'am not able to give a possitive review. It won't work on my Vista Premium 64bit Operating System. I would recommend you to download it and try it. It would be a Dream on WindowsXP 32bit.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3
Version 3.3 adds Option to export configurations and adds new layouts shape4, shape5 and shape6.
General
Publisher iDeskSoft
Publisher web site http://www.idesksoft.com/
Release Date October 13, 2008
Date Added October 13, 2008
Version 3.3
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Icon Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 775.94KB
File Name DesktopIconToy.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 130,766
Downloads Last Week 130
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $19.95

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