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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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.7

1. Improved - Significantly improved hover effect performance. 2.Improved - By default, 64 bit version will install into "Program Files", instead of "Program Files (x86)". 3.Fixed - Animation layout not work if there are too many icons (more than 100) on desktop.

General

Publisher iDeskSoft
Publisher web site http://www.idesksoft.com/
Release Date October 08, 2012
Date Added October 09, 2012
Version 4.7

Category

Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 775.94KB
File Name DesktopIconToy.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 140,525
Downloads Last Week 18

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $19.95
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