Can you recommend a free alternative to Fences for desktop management on Windows?

Morne van Heerden December 3, 2012
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I tried the Fences trial and I am now looking for a free program that provides similar functionality to Fences. I’m not looking for docking software.

Any suggestions would be great, thanks.

  1. Kjell Sandvik
    March 2, 2013 at 11:30 am

    None of those suggestions can replace Fences IMHO.

    Why don't just download Fences 1.01 (still free and does the job):

  2. Kimberly Goff
    December 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I would recommend SE-DesktopConstructor, which you can find here: [BROKEN LINK REMOVED]

    It's sort of a combination of Fences and Rainmeter (but easier to use than Rainmeter!).

    December 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Hello, there are several free software that provides similar functions as fences. Here are a a few:

    Nimi Places:



  4. dhanunjayarao chunduri
    December 5, 2012 at 11:53 pm
  5. shaurya gupta
    December 5, 2012 at 11:03 am
  6. prasad kondaveti
    December 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    "Nimi Places" is the best alternative app i think.

  7. Rohit Pandey
    December 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    you can try DeskSpace by Otaku Software.
    DeskSpace is a beautiful, wonderfully functional piece of software and a fun and productive way to add multiple desktops to Windows.

  8. Nikhil Chandak
    December 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    For alternatives -
    I think u shall try out rainmeter , its not alternative to fences but ur desktop looks the best !!

  9. susendeep dutta
    December 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    • Din One
      December 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      maybe this is suitable... isnt it?

  10. Alan Wade
    December 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    @Rajaa Chowdhury, Minhaj Jayafar, Rakesh Mishra

    What is Google Fences?
    The user has tried Fences and is looking for an alternative so to post a link to the app he has tried is a bit rediculas, isnt it?
    Just read the post!

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      December 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm


      Rather would suggest you to read the question properly. He has tried the trial of Stardock Fences 2.01 and wants a similar program with similar functionality however which is FREE. However, with Fences version 2.01, Stardock has done away with the Free version and has only the paid version. However, if a free version was available, he would have surely used it. Therefore, I suggested him to google for Fences 1.01 free version. They had both paid and a FREE version till version 1.01, which I also use and did not update so as I can continue using it FREE. This version is still available to download on the internet and that is what I suggested. When the ver 2.01 update came about, I did try to find alternatives, but did not really find one which finds the bill so to continue with Fences 1.01 is the best option available. I did install and try Nimi Places, but it is not really user-friendly to configure. So, I guess I gave the correct suggestion taking everything into consideration. Probably the earlier version download at [BROKEN LINK REMOVED]

      • Shahbaz Amin
        December 6, 2012 at 4:54 am

        I was also thinking like did Google had a Fences software all this time and I never knew!! You never know when its beeing used a 'verb' even though googling something is quite a common expression nowadays.
        Thanks for detailed response Rajaa sahib..

    • Wisomannhy Indians in here
      March 19, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Ridiculous is typing rediculas, and not bothering to fully read Rajaa's reply.

  11. Minhaj Jayafar
    December 3, 2012 at 11:55 am

    try google fences

  12. Rakesh Mishra
    December 3, 2012 at 9:41 am
    • Psax
      June 14, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Why? It's trial.

  13. Rajaa Chowdhury
    December 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Google Fences free 1.01 it is the earlier version and they had a free version also then

  14. Blake Andreasen
    December 3, 2012 at 5:48 am
  15. Sri Vamsy Gurram
    December 3, 2012 at 4:26 am

    you can try Nimi Places


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