Announcing: Tiles 2 - Create multiple desktops using a customizable sidebar

Tiles v2.0 Beta Now Available Exclusively to Object Desktop Members

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 by redskittlesonly | Discussion: WinCustomize News

New and Improved Version of Stardock’s Tiles Announced
Create multiple desktops of related programs, files, and links through the use of a customizable sidebar on the Windows desktop
The v2.0 beta for Object Desktop users is available now

Stardock announced a new v2.0 update for the popular Windows® customization tool, Tiles™, today. Tiles is a program that lets users create multiple desktops of related programs, files, and links through the use of a customizable sidebar on the Windows desktop. By holding the shift key and dragging programs onto the sidebar, Tiles will create a thumbnail of the application, keeping the desktop organized and easy to navigate.

Tiles v2.0 Beta

The new version of Tiles adds full support for Windows light and dark modes, as well as Stardock’s Curtains program, which will allow for a fully cohesive desktop look. The program will also work perfectly with Groupy, allowing groups to show up together in Tiles in order to maintain the best possible organization.

"It’s important that we keep our apps up to date with changes in technology," said Stardock CEO Brad Wardell. “One of the things the new Tiles focuses on is high DPI support for modern monitors and general performance increases across the board in order to use less PC resources.”

To provide better organization, users can now customize whether certain Tiles categories show only maximized or minimized windows. This feature is especially helpful for multi-monitor setups, allowing users to view tiles on one monitor and click through to apps and tasks they can utilize on their main monitor.

Although plenty has changed for Tiles in v2.0 to make it a better program for users, there are a few fan favorite features that remain. Tiles is still fully touch-ready for Windows tablet users and is still completely customizable, allowing for custom backgrounds and color schemes. 

The beta version of Tiles v2.0 is now available on Stardock's Object Desktop™ suite of desktop enhancements, with a full release to all users coming soon. Object Desktop includes programs such as Fences®, Start10®, Groupy™, SoundPackager™, DeskScapes™ and Multiplicity®.

Not an Object Desktop member yet? Get it now through Stardock.
If you're already a member and would like to try the beta, instructions for how to access it are below!

Tiles v2.0
Tiles v2.0 Beta


How to Get the Beta:
Object Desktop members can get the beta from within Object Desktop Manager with 'show beta downloads' enabled:

Individual purchases (as well as Object Desktop Members) can also be obtained from your an account page:

For guest check-out purchase (no account), from this link:

Jeff T
Reply #1 Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:50 AM

Reply #2 Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:29 PM

Hm... -Food 4 thought   

Reply #3 Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:54 PM

Problem with Brother Scanning Software.


Neil Banfield
Reply #4 Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:00 PM

Problem with Brother Scanning Software.


Looks like they have created their own fake shadow windows which Tiles is seeing as proper windows.

Reply #5 Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:35 PM

Programmers. You have to love them.

Neil Banfield
Reply #6 Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:35 PM

Problem with Brother Scanning Software.


Just to let you know this was resolved in the 2.0 release.

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