Stardock Tiles is a program designed to help users organize PC tasks. It's a neat solution for Windows power users who tend to have a large number of applications running at one time or people who work on a large number of projects at one time.
At the top of the application, you will find labels for each page of tiles such as Apps, Web Browsing, and Documents. Drag and drop is fully supported so adding items is easy. We liked that you can even place open applications on the interface by using the Shift key. If a program is not currently active, it will appear as a standard Windows icon. If an application is up and running, it will appear as a live preview tile. Tiles can be used as a program-launching utility program, or used to organize and keep track of current tasks and projects. The one drawback is that since it runs as a sidebar on the desktop, it reduces the size of other windows and some people might not want to sacrifice their desktop space.
Tiles downloads quickly and easily and uninstalls just as quickly and cleanly. While casual users might not have a need for this program, those with a lot going on will appreciate the easy organization that Tiles brings to their desktop.
Stardock Tiles enables users to organize their Windows PC tasks into "pages" of "tiles". Tiles appears as a side-bar on a user's display. At the top, there are labels for each "page" such as "Web Browsing", "Documents" or "Apps". Users can drag and drop programs, documents and website URLs onto their pages. If a program is running, users can hold the shift-key down and drag the app onto Tiles immediately. When a program is inactive, it appears as an icon. When it's active, it appears as a live preview tile.
Tiles can be used as a simple "program launching utility", a tool for uncluttering running tasks or creating specific pages for projects. In addition to the various task functions, Tiles can also be skinned to fit your unique style.
What's new in this version:
- New UI
- Modern UI applications now show in the running applications list
- Option to make a modern UI apps only page
- Frequently run apps is now tweaked to sort better and to handle unicode setups
- Option to recolour metro skin (and default OS skin on Win8),
- Various bug fixes