Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Genuinely Useful Software - Part 2

This is another in the occassional posts on software that we have tried and find very useful. Today's lead comes from the Journal of Accountancy's June 2010 edition.

DeskPins can be used to make any application topmost, that is, to keep it above all other windows. Just grab a pin from the DeskPins icon in the system notification area (a.k.a. taskbar tray) and click on any window. That window will always stay on top. Click on the "red pin" again to deactivate it.

This functionality works like the "Always on Top" setting found in some programs but with DeskPins you can add this feature to any program.

With today's large monitors, its possible to have a couple other active applications on the desktop besides the one you're working on and not feel encumbered. For accountants, its nice to have a calculator always available. Or, you might want to stream some (Seattle Mariner) video while working on your latest budgetary forecast in Excel.

Download and try it. Its free and works with just about any Windows version (we use it on Vista).

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