Windows: Tiles is a new application from Stardock, makers of our favourite desktop organiser , Fences, that keeps your open windows organised in a Metro-style thumbnail view in your sidebar, so you can focus on just the windows you need.
Tiles is a mix of Firefox’s Tab Groups feature and Mac OS X’s Spaces feature. You create different “pages” dedicated to certain projects or other categories, where you can drop open application windows and document shortcuts. Then, you can use the sidebar to manage your windows, move from one project to another in just a click or a swipe, and even get a thumbnail view of your open browser tabs. It also comes with a nice theme engine, built upon Stardock’s WindowBlinds application, that lets you heavily customise it. Check out the video above to see it in action.
Tiles is available as a free download for Windows, though it’s quite limited. The $US9.99 pro version gets you features like custom pages, multi-monitor support, third-party skins and taskbar features. You can also buy certain features separately for less — so if all you want is custom pages, you can pay $US3.99 instead of the full $US9.99 (which is really great). Hit the link to see more.