Fences

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1181 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
2.01
File Size:
8.98MB
Date Added:
November 01, 2012
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $9.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
5,003,482
Downloads Last Week:
6,406
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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.

Publisher's Description

Screenshots

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 1181 votes

    • 5 star: 566
    • 4 star: 386
    • 3 star: 101
    • 2 star: 49
    • 1 star: 79
  • Current Version:

    2.9

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 7
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

    Results 1-1 of 1

  • 3 stars

    "Old Free One Was GREAT"

    June 14, 2014   |   By momule

    Version: Fences 2.12

    Pros

    One of my computers has this and I love it. That was when the product was free shareware. It's nice but not $10 nice and from these comments it sounds as if you 410 ONLY BUYS YOU A ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION. Too bad the owners of thos software did a fantastic job of writng good code but then messed it up with this trialware crapola. Shame on them.

    Cons

    NO TRIALWARE FOR ME !!! Give it to me for free or allow me to unconditionally own it. Don't insult my intelligence with this teaseware stuff !!!

    Summary

    Don't buy this product !!!

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • Results 1-1 of 1

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Fences
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Previous Versions:

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Fences

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK