View Full Version : Desktop Organisation

02-25-09, 08:41 PM
Ok, I admit it.

This isn't software.

But it useful, and it will help organise your desktop.

Paul Conley of St Soco Design, a Sydney based Industrial Design startup recently hooked me up with a variation of his desktop background and it's PSD after much begging and pleading. It's his secret weapon in keeping a clean and uncluttered desktop. Using only three seperate 'docks', Paul's background encourages you to only keep on the desktop shortcuts/files of high importance - everything else can be filed away and archived.

It's amazing what a difference having a clean and clear desktop can do for your organisation. Currently I only have 6 icons on my desktop where in the past I've had over fourty.

So, here you go. Download them and use them - enjoy them!

Paul's Desktop:
My Desktop:
The PSD:

Sorry about the long links, but hyperlinking text never seems to work for me!

02-27-09, 11:00 PM
Glad to see a few of you have checked out this thread - any feedback?

02-28-09, 05:48 AM
Pretty cool concept. I have that type of layout, but just don't have it labeled.

It does sound like a good idea though.

02-28-09, 01:00 PM
I like the concept the only thing that puts me off is having to edit the image :)

02-28-09, 06:25 PM
I'm not sure of the benefits say over three separate folders on your desktop?

03-01-09, 04:59 PM
Mydesktop is pretty well organised :P
im a bit of a nerd, my pc if probly only thing in my whole life that isnt a mess :s

03-01-09, 05:35 PM
See also Stardock Fences (

03-01-09, 07:33 PM
I'm not sure of the benefits say over three separate folders on your desktop?
For me, its the ease of access not only to the folder(s) I have the highest need for, but also to exact files in the same category. Personal taste and needs plays a strong need in any form of area organisation.
See also Stardock Fences (
Cool concept, thanks for sharing man. I'll stick with what I have now as the area you can use is quite limited, but I'll definitely make a point of sharing Stardock Fences.

01-18-10, 06:50 PM
I use Samurize to display key text files on my desktop (to do list, done list, schedule, currently working on, and the date) my desktop only has 5 folders on it now (Inbox, Actions, Incubate, Projects, & Reference)