Fences

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1182 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,094,957
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 06, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    9MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,719
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Fences is an app that allows you to organize your desktop icons into categories to un-clutter your workspace. The latest version, Fences 2.0, adds new features to help you get and stay organized even faster.

The interface of the newer version is much like before. The fences look the same - they're clean and blend well, and you can adjust the transparency and color to suit your needs. You'll also still be able to easily sort your files and program icons into multiple fences on your desktop. One of our favorite features, Auto-Organizer, also lets you choose which files will automatically go into the fence you specify--this is handy if you frequently add new files to your computer.

Fences 2.0 also comes with a couple new features, Folder Portals and Desktop Pages. Folder Portals lets you create a fence from any folder and organize the contents on your desktop for quick access. Desktop Pages lets you set up multiple screens, each with their own set of fences, and navigate between them just by clicking and dragging. While we found it fairly easy to set up and use the fences, we liked the user guidance and tutorials so you can make sure you're using Fences to its fullest potential.

Users who are overwhelmed by desktop clutter will like the flexibility of Fences 2.0. The installation is easy and quick and you can try the product free for 30 days to see if it's right for you.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Fences 2. The trial version has limited features.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 576 votes

    • 5 star 274
    • 4 star 206
    • 3 star 54
    • 2 star 18
    • 1 star 24
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1182 votes

    • 5 star 566
    • 4 star 387
    • 3 star 101
    • 2 star 49
    • 1 star 79
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5 stars

"It's quit a good soft"

October 26, 2010  |  By surpermama

 |  Version: Fences 1.0

Pros

it help me to organisize the icons

Cons

in fact ,the professional is not free

Summary

I have Windows 7 - perhaps the problem that another member submitted.
I uninstalled the old version and installed the newest version but still have the same problem. It's clashing with some other program on my computer

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3 stars

"Great when it works"

June 29, 2010  |  By pstraathof

 |  Version: Fences 1.0

Pros

organizes well, like the looks of the desktop - easy to find programs.

Cons

I regularly boot up my computer and all the fences are empty and all the icons are outside the fences.

Summary

Great when it works. It regularly messes up. I will be uninstalling the program.
I have Windows 7 - perhaps the problem that another member submitted.
I uninstalled the old version and installed the newest version but still have the same problem. It's clashing with some other program on my computer

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3 stars

"Good application, but do not download on Windows 7!"

June 24, 2010  |  By Voltage210

 |  Version: Fences 1.0

Pros

A great program to help you get rid of the clutter on your desktop. It allows you to put your icons in separate boxes and keeps it that way no matter what.

Cons

This program made my Windows 7 freeze up and crash. Do not use this if you use Windows 7, I am not sure if its the same on Vista, but I am sure that as soon as I removed this program from my Windows 7 PC, my PC stopped freezing and crashing.

Summary

Great program if you are not on windows 7! Otherwise stay far away!

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5 stars

"Why didn't Microsoft thought about this."

June 24, 2010  |  By akashtaker001

 |  Version: Fences 1.0

Pros

Extremely useful. My desktop was full of icons didn't had space left for even one more icon. So I decided to move all the icons to folder but then I found this wonderful piece of software. Now my desktop looks so much better & neat.

Cons

Didn't find one till now.

Summary

I think Microsoft should bundle it with their Windows 7 as this is really nice Desktop organizing software.
Hats off to Stardock Team for this brilliant thinking.

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5 stars

"THe perfect desktop organizer"

June 23, 2010  |  By sadsongfortwo

 |  Version: Fences 1.0

Pros

Double-click instant desktop clean

Cons

no such thing

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5 stars

"Good piece of software I have come across in a time."

June 22, 2010  |  By 0wnedWOW

 |  Version: Fences 1.0

Pros

Yawn! Congrats!

Cons

The only problem that I have with this software is you can't find out the process that runs it as it doesn't show up in Task Manager...

Summary

It's been keeping my mind-bogglingly cluttered desktop tidy for nearly a year now. Of course the best option is keeping your desktop clean in the first place but this saves me the time and keeps my icons organized to boot.

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3 stars

"Resource HOG!!!!!"

June 22, 2010  |  By hitman7112

 |  Version: Fences 1.0

Pros

Its neat, and its a great concept. It makes you desktop look so much better. Very customizable and good looking.

Cons

It uses way to many resources for my taste

Summary

If you are a person that is willing to sacrifice performance for looks then go ahead and get it. If you prefer speed over looks dont even think about it. If you want speed and looks then look else ware EX. rocketdock, visual styles, moding.

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5 stars

"Nice desktop organizer!"

June 22, 2010  |  By njsutliff

 |  Version: Fences 1.0

Pros

Cleans up desktop, easy to use/move/resize.

Cons

Well, it's annoying that I moved all my folders to Fences and they were permanently moved

Summary

good program

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4 stars

"Does what is says quite well."

June 19, 2010  |  By firstdruid

 |  Version: Fences 1.0

Pros

Helps to keep desktop nice and tidy, makes frequently used programmes easier to find.

Cons

Sometimes takes several attempts to bring to top.

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4 stars

"A VERY USEFUL UTILITY"

June 19, 2010  |  By cprofito

 |  Version: Fences 1.0

Pros

WHAT I LIKE IS THE DOUBLE CLICK DISSAPEARING / REAPPEARING
THE FENCES WORK, MY LAYOUT STRATIGY; ALL SPY AND VIRUS IN ONE FENCE WITH THE MOST USED TO STAY ON TOP THEN EXPAND IT WHEN I WANT THE OTHERS
SO I HAVE 8 FENCES SET UP

Cons

NONE SO FAR

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date October 06, 2009
Date Added October 06, 2009
Version 1.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9MB
File Name Fences2-cnet-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,094,957
Downloads Last Week 6,719
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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