How to Organize Desktop Apps


Many people don’t realize the benefits of keeping a clean workspace until they have one, and that includes your desktop. Not only can it make things much easier to find, but it can also be good for your mental health. What’s more, you can use this time to secure your files, since many documents, photos, and folders on your desktop might not be backed up properly and could slow the performance of your computer. We’ll walk you through the most painless process possible of tidying it up. Messy Mac users can take advantage of the stacks feature, which can save time—a tip we’ll revisit later—but for the most part, these tips should apply to Mac and PC users alike.

One of the best ways to keep your desktop clean is to implement and maintain an organized digital filing system. Once you’re done organizing your desktop apps, follow our advice for how to tame your digital library; you can do this in many ways, and it can be customized for your needs, be it work, school, or personal files. Simple things like naming your photo folders by date or keyword, attaching progress indicators like “In Progress” and “Final” to project files, and tagging your files with keywords can help a lot in keeping things organized.

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