Desk & Archive Publisher's description
from Labsii Ltd
The simpler the better. You'll know almost everything without reading the manual.
The simpler the better. You'll know almost everything without reading the manual. Just one click on item name to rename. And visuals would guide you to this even if you haven't read it here.
No need to create reminders, and no way to forget
Items you have created that are not archived yet are your reminders, as simple as that. No more spending time to create reminders, which leads to even better, no more forgetting to create reminders.
If you have something unfinished, it is on your Desk. You can accommodate Desk to include all folders where you create files, and even to chose it to show only files in some of them without showing their sub-directories.
And when you finish, it is simple to move item to Archive with just one click. Advanced users can even specify that items from each Desk folder go into a different Archive folder.
Desktop items are where they should be
We can do some things to make your messy Windows desktop a little bit less messy. All your desktop shortcuts that launch programs are moved to Launchbar. And all your desktop shortcuts that open folders are moved to Sidebar. So, your Desk is cleaner from start as it contains only files and folders. But also, program and folder shortcuts from your Windows desktop are always available, no matter which folder is opened.
The best Tabs. Ever.
So many opened folders are occupying your valuable taskbar space (or it is so hard to switch between them in Windows 7)? You already know from internet browser that tabs are the best solution for that.
But these are not just ordinary tabs you got used to. If you are tired of opening new and closing old tabs and thinking in which tab to open what, Desk & Archive does that job for you. Whenever you do something unrelated new tab is opened. If it is not used for a long time, it gets into Old Tabs, and then if not used there, it is forgotten. And when you open program again, tabs are exactly as you left them. Just feel the magic of having all folders you might revisit again at the click of your mouse without actually doing anything.
Oh, and "History loss" is finally cured. When you go back and then open new content in tab, you got used to losing access to all your forward history. We have a cure for that - forward items are stored in a new tab, so you can access them easily.
And you can paste into a tab from its context menu, without opening it. Can't do that from taskbar, right?
If you usually copy files from one folder to another, Desk & Archive will recognize that and show potential destinations in suggested tabs, so you don't have to navigate to and open such folder, but just chose Paste from context menu.
The right place to start new work
New menu is always available at the top of the window. It contains default files and each file you marked as template by clicking twice its star indicator. If you don't want to save your work as new document, you can hold Shift while clicking and only file for editing will be opened.
Every file has Edit as new file command available, so every file is potential easy template!
When you open a folder which is not sorted the way it is easiest for you, you waste your time either by manually choosing a new sort type, or more often by trying to find file in that non-optimal view. Desk & Archive uses Smart Sort to analyze items and find the optimal sort type for each folder you open.
Libraries are on steroids as Items lists and available on XP and Vista
Windows 7 introduced Libraries. We wanted to make them a little bit more advanced by creating Items lists with more features, but also make them available on Windows XP and Vista. And on Windows 7 all your libraries will be available on Sidebar from very start.
Simple ad hoc Items lists
Select several folders and click Open. New ad hoc Items list is created to show all items from these folders. You can pin it to Sidebar if you want to use it later, or you can just continue work. The way it should be.
And the simplest way to create ad-hoc Items list - just click Look through, and Items list will show items from all subfolders.
Important items are always one click away
Every item can be bookmark. Isn't it more useful to bookmark files than to mark folder as favorite? And for really important folders (or Items lists), there is one more trick - you can pin them to sidebar, so they are always available.
But even if you've been busy and failed to bookmark something, if you use it really frequently, it will appear in Frequent items, and if you have used it recently, it will appear in Recent items.
Seeing the image preview or the visual folder preview when hovering a mouse pointer over icon is a nice improvement, but what to say about being able to read first several lines of document, or even better, being able to see several last used files in folder as links, and even open them without opening folder?
Easy & smart search
Just start typing, and the search starts. Just click enter and first item opens. You can use this as efficient method for navigating folder tree. And if you type the folder or file path it will be recognized and opened.
Easy filtering by file types or groups of file types
You can filter by file type (extension), but also by groups of similar file types like Images, Videos, Music... In this latter case you can even remember filter as part of Items list.
Smart display of groups allows to keep them always visible
Most people feel how grouping files to those from 'today', 'yesterday', 'this week', etc. is useful, but most people also don't like how it is taking screen space and interrupts the flow of files. Now you can have both.
Program talks to you in less intrusive and more useful way
No more useless messages that requires you to click OK to continue your work. Now messages that require no user approval appear over less important part of the window, and if you don't want to take any action, you can ignore them until they automatically disappear. But now messages usually offer related action, and specially useful messages are those that reflect that some operation is completed with option to undo it, when it is available.
Rename is just one click away. And context menu is so clean. Yet hover mouse over it and it expands into system with powerful sub-options. That's how to be both simple and powerful.
You use only mouse? It's OK
You hate to move your hand to keyboard to use Ctrl + click, Shift + click, Ctrl + Home, Ctrl + End? No need to anymore - checkboxes are instead of Control + Click, try to drag them or hold click for Shift + click, and right click + mouse wheel = Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End.
You use only keyboard? It's OK
All common shortcuts are available from start, so you should feel at your place. But somewhere we've gone step further - it wouldn't be fair that item tooltips are available only for those that use a mouse, right? Or to navigate through items and context menu with just arrows?
Improved visual feedback
Blink on opening the file, items blinking while moving or deleting them, separate indications for copied, cut and hidden files, tooltips which items are to be pasted and where, indicators when file size is above certain thresholds, indicator that file is executable to prevent spoofing as document, clickable indicators for containing folder in items lists that have more than one folder, and if those are of the same name showing parent folder... Nice for eyes, but even better that it puts you in a control.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall