SideSlide is an advanced, portable, unobtrusive, dockable, skinnable, instantly accessible, highly configurable Desktop Extension on Steroids! Clean desktop clutter and make your computer friendlier and faster than ever before. With unique use of containers and various innovative features, SideSlide lets you get instant access to everything you have and much more. The program respects your system and keeps all of its configuration files in a single folder.
Dock and hide SideSlide to any screen edge; browse through your favorite RSS news feeds, keep shortcuts to files, folders and URLs you frequently visit; execute various commands quicker than ever; add multiple notes; multiple, sizable, pictures; schedule reminders; save web snippets and more. Customize it to emphasize the things you use the most and make more information accessible without occupying precious screen space. By using containers you can shrink and fold, downloading ready-made containers from an online library, linking containers to actual folders on disk, detaching containers from the workspace to claim additional space, various ways of launching multiple shortcuts at once, shortcut tags, zooming in and out of shortcuts, news feed reader, keyboard navigation, different skins, different size pictures, picture containers and colored notes; SideSlide is designed to make a great deal of content instantly accessible. SideSlide is portable and you can use it from your USB drive.
- New Speed Launch dialog: Invoke the workspace with the Global Hotkey and click 1-9 to quickly launch shortcuts. Display the Speed Launch dialog by pressing the question mark key (?) or clicking the new Speed Launch menu item from the workspace right-cli
- Choose between solid or gradient workspace background fill and choose between darker or lighter gradient
- Shortcut Comment: A new field under the Shortcut Properties dialog allows you to add comments to various workspace shortcuts so that you can remember what they are meant for (the comment is visible when hovering over the shortcut icons). Thanks to Onig|
- Target and Parameters fields in the Shortcut Properties dialog are now multi-lined
- Speed Launch entries can not be overwritten so that there no need to remove a Speed Launch number from a shortcut before you can assign it to a new one
- New buttons for RSS news feed containers next to the [R] (Set all as read) button: [T] Toggle article tooltip and [B] Toggle built-in viewer
- The 'Reset' button in the Shortcut Properties dialog is now located next to the shortcut style settings and clicking it won't close the dialog
- Slightly modified icons when a shortcut's icon cannot be loaded (in case deleted or on a portable drive that isn't available)
- When selecting different icons to for 'folder shortcuts', the File Open dialog now opens up in the same folder (Shortcut Properties dialog >> Icon)
- Refresh Icons [F5] command now appears under the container's Right Click >> Arrange menu in addition to the workspace menu
- When dragging shortcuts to a container when the container tag view is selected (showing only shortcuts that belong to a certain tag), the current tag wasn't always added to the new shortcuts
- Problem that prevented switching to certain tags or listing tags in a container or the workspace Tag Menu when using similar tag names
- The shortcut mini-toolbar occasionally disappeared when adding new shortcuts to the workspace or to various container by dragging them from the Windows Explorer
- Portable installation fixes
Reviewing 3.0.00 Beta 2 (Aug 5, 2008)
To the reviewer below: I'm keeping it at the bottom of my screen and I can see none of the problems you mention...The previous version couldn't stay there at all, but with the latest I have no problem.
It is a very interesting app. I really like the concept of keeping everything inside containers. Also, that I can double-click a container and start all of the shortcuts inside together. It has many features and not that great of a help file (at least for now) so it takes a bit of learning to figure it out.
Reviewing 3.0.00 Beta 2 (Aug 4, 2008)
Seems to work ok but I fail to see much functional advantage.
Also it does some weird (and annoying) things such as assumes windows taskbar at bottom and jumps out of the tray every time the screen gets a refresh, etc. etc. These things alone were enough to make me remove it after 10 mins.
Like the others said... if you use sTabLauncher, Winbar, ObjectDesk, Aston, Talisman this seems totally pointless (and looks ordinary compared to some of those).
Reviewing 2.4.00b (Apr 19, 2008)
If you use Stardock Object Desktop leave this alone. It has a great deal of options and is very flexable. With Stardock it's redundent.
Reviewing 2.3.00b (Mar 11, 2008)
Nice prog, does what it claims very well, just would wish that the RSS feature came as an optional component in the setup, I don't like to much RSS, instead I would prefer some hardware monitors.
Reviewing 2.2.00b (Oct 29, 2007)
Tried this before and seems bloatware and pretty much a waste of time unless u really need it.
I use pstart portable for the most part.
Nice looking anyways
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