Fences 3.0

4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 (68 votes)


Windows 7/8/10 / Shareware; $9.99 / 6,739 downloads

Fences is a one-of-a-kind program, allowing you to draw labeled shaded areas on your desktop, which become movable & resizable containers for your desktop icons. These groups can help bring organization and consistency to your computer's desktop, solving the "constant mess" problem that has plagued the desktop since its inception.

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  • Limitations

    Yes - 30 day timeout

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  • Latest Changes

    - NEW! Use fences on modern, high DPI monitors

    - NEW! Blur the wallpaper behind fences on Windows 10

    - NEW! Roll up fences to the Title-bar for cleaner desktops

    - NEW! Navigate the folder structure from within the fence

    - NEW! Windows 10 compatibility

Reviews of Fences

  1. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.0 (May 22, 2016)

    Please list it as shareware, not freeware.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.13 (Dec 21, 2014)

    Fences saves the day when it comes to keeping any kind of orderly desktop and having some control over how it behaves. One of my favorite features is being able to hide any amount of it and keep only what I want showing so I can actually see and enjoy my wallpaper. If the price is an issue for you, get on the mailing list and hang on until they put it on sale again, then grab it. Stardock makes several windows-taming programs that have more than paid for themselves in ease of use & pure aesthetics over the years.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.13 (Jun 27, 2014)

    I have used Fences since it was introduced, it's brilliant and I could not see myself not using it, it's a must have.

    Other tools from Stardoc I could not live without is ModernMix, ObjectDock and Start8, if you are using windows 8, go and get them your won't regret it.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.12 (Dec 6, 2013)

    @mizkitty - Sorry you can only afford $4 - (you thought of getting gainful employment?) It's worth the asking price.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.12 (Dec 6, 2013)

    Been using Fences for a while and it has tamed my cluttered desktop. Combined with Start8 makes using Windows 8.0 and 8.1 a pleasure.

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