Tiles

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.15
  • Total Downloads:
    45,568
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 06, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $9.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    11.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    166
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #6 in Launchers

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"excellent program"

December 06, 2012  |  By stephendufton

 |  Version: Tiles 1.01

Pros

This is a great help in managing all my apps and windows on Windows 7. Its quick and easy to find and launch an application and also to see and re-open a minimised Window. I tried several alternatives before deciding on this one. Apps can also be grouped on "pages" so that they are easier to find.

Cons

The free version is rather basic and not that useful to me. I purchased the "tiles bundle" for about £7, which transformed this program. It gave me several pages with which to group my apps, a choice of skins, the ability to add the system tray to the bottom of a tile page, and the ability to hide the dock when it is not in use

Summary

Great program but you really need to spend £7 or so to make it really effective

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5 stars

"Absolute Desktop Improvement"

March 10, 2012  |  By ZenZenPup

 |  Version: Tiles 1.0

Pros

Makes the Windows Experience much more immersive

Gives the user a chance to be more interactive and aware of what they are using and how to find it.

Smooth, quick and a big help for power users

A bridge into the Windows 8 world...

Cons

You CANNOT authenticate your purchase to upgrade if you are using Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Tech Support is "blase", at best

Summary

If you have Windows 7 and you want a cool, quick and reliable tool for application and document management, Tiles is the leader in getting you where you want to go.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.15
  • 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
General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date August 06, 2014
Date Added August 06, 2014
Version 1.15
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.67MB
File Name Tiles-cnet-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,568
Downloads Last Week 166
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $9.99

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