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.
- Removed round corners: Thanks to Windows 8 for making rectangle windows cool again
- RSS News feed containers: You can now select to open articles using the built-in viewer or your web browser individually for each container (Right click an RSS container; right-click everything!)
- Removed toolbar buttons 'Fold/Unfold' and 'Shrink/Expand' all containers. You can still use these commands from the menu and using the keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl + F1 / Ctrl + F2)
- Removed the built-in Bug Report dialog. Please email me directly if you want to report a bug or suggest a new feature
- Added: 'Flip' submenu command under the Tags right-click menu (now also [F7] instead of the Bug Report dialog or the old shortcut, Ctrl+Tab) to scroll through workspace tags
- Undocking was sometimes impossible using the mouse when the workspace was docked to the left
- The icon of a previously non-existing shortcut (unavailable when SideSlide was loaded) is re-drawn when the shortcut is launched (shortcuts on removable media)
- Fold/Unfold effect check box remained enabled after reopening the Settings dialog
- Fixed some problems affecting SideSlide completely disappearing due to the fadeout effect when running under Windows 8
- Some other minor bugs where fixed
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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