The more programs you install on your computer, the more cluttered your desktop. This free program alleviates the clutter by letting you drag and drop desktop icons to an unobtrusive slide bar that hides when not in use. It'll take a little time to customize it to your liking, but it's worth the extra time.
SideSlide appears as a black window that features modules for holding notes, tips, feeds, and icons for frequently-used applications. The window is tucked away, out of view until you click on it, and can be moved around to any location on your desktop. To customize the window, all we had to do was drag and drop desktop icons to the black window. The icons can be customized and moved around within the window. They didn't disappear from our desktop, so we had to delete them ourselves. With the click of our mouse, we were able to refresh all of the feeds and expand all of the modules. Launching applications was simply a matter of double-clicking the icon as usual.
A new version of the program is available for download, but we can't think of anything we'd change. A Help module is available through the interface, and offers links to the publisher's Web site for a tour and how-to guide. Users of all levels will find the program easy to use. We recommend it for anyone looking to clean up their desktop.
Instantly accessible and adjustable workspace that stays out of your way until you need it. Add shortcuts, commands, URLs, RSS news feeds, pictures, reminders and notes. Resizable, detachable, foldable and shrinkable containers extend the workspace beyond the limits of the screen. The workspace lets you sort and position everything in the way that works best for you, without any rules. Mouse and keyboard support with a full-blown keyboard launcher that includes a quick expression calculator, directory navigator and more. RSS news feed functionality featuring a Subject Tracker that allows you to track what you are interested in the most. Multiple picture slideshows that are easily added. Floating, colorful notes are quickly created and adjusted in bulk or separately. Shortcuts can be tagged for additional functionality and organization. Various ways of launching multiple shortcuts with a single click or a keystroke. Connect containers to actual folders on disk (launch, move, copy and delete files). Shortcuts, URLs, text and pictures from Windows or your browser can be dragged and dropped in the workspace. An online library with ready-made RSS news feed and shortcut containers. Every style and setting in the entire program and for each individual object can be customized. Fancy special effects that don't slow you down. Comes with multiple themes and wallpapers and you can also define your own style. Portable: The workspace remains fully functional even when Windows assigns a different letter to the drive.