If like us, you think that the space on the desktop in Windows is not enough and does not provide enough options for organizing shortcuts, we have the right solution for you. TopTabs is a free program for Windows 10 and 11 that will provide users with an easy way to organize shortcuts on the desktop.
How Does TopTabs Work?
When you install and run TopTabs, its icon will appear in the System Tray (lower right corner of the screen, next to the clock). The program serves to provide users with a better way to organize their shortcuts. It does this by allowing you to create additional “windows”, which will always be placed above all other windows and to which you can add shortcuts. In this way, you can group shortcuts and put them in a place where they will always be easily accessible. The window will be “open”, that is, icons will be visible, when you place the mouse cursor over it, and “closed” when you move the mouse.
The windows look quite dated, but we don’t find their appearance ugly, and the good news is that you can edit their appearance in detail. First, you can specify whether a particular window will always be placed on top of all other windows or not. You can also change the windows name, font and font color, background color, window size, icon size, icon spacing, and much more. Honestly, we were pleasantly surprised by the number of options we found here.
It’s easy to use, but we didn’t like that you can’t add icons by dragging and dropping them to the window you want to add them to, you have to use a separate menu for this. The process of adding icons is not complicated at all, but it is much slower than if drag and drop was possible. This isn’t too much of a problem, though, because once you’ve set up your shortcuts, you won’t need to do it often.
One note! To download TopTabs from the official website, you must first enter your name and email address, only after this, the download button will appear. The authors of the program say that your email will be used exclusively for notifications about new versions of the program.
We did not like this at all and would prefer that the authors find a better way to inform users about new versions, such as a notification within the program itself. The good news is that you can enter a fake name and email address here because you won’t get a verification email, which makes this all the more pointless.
TopTabs Is a Good Program, but There Is Fierce Competition in This Category
TopTabs is a good program and it’s not that we didn’t like it, but there is a lot of competition in this category of programs. Our opinion is that if you already have a program that helps you better organize your shortcuts, keep using it, but if you have yet to choose such a program, try TopTabs, you might like it.
Windows 10 and 11