Re: Using "Fences" as File Management Tool?

Subject: Re: Using "Fences" as File Management Tool?
From: Carter Campbell <lists -at- soph-text -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 09:28:24 -0600

Hi Emoto;

I have used Fences for a couple of years. It's a desktop organizer. It is not a file system. Fences helps you organize the icons (or folders, if that is your preference) on your desktop. For example, if I have a couple of projects, I can create a desktop container to contain all of the application icons and the root folder icon for each of the projects. But, it does not create nested structures and it cannot replace properly organized project directories.

I like that it helps me categorize my desktop icons, but it doesn't replace a directory structure. For that, I use Total Commander (yes, I'm that old). I think your young apprentice doesn't grasp what a properly organized file system structure is. The outcome of living her life in front of a GUI.

I do recommend it, but it has its purposes.

Thanks

Carter

I almost can't believe I am writing this. We hired an internal
candidate into a tech writer position. I am trying to mentor/train
her. We'll be dealing with Word documents on Windows machines.

I want her to set up a folder structure to manage the files she'll be
handling. I suggest Windows Explorer as the "right tool" for doing so.
Instead, she wants to keep everything on her desktop and use a
software called "Fences" to manage everything.

I think this is a really bad idea. Am I wrong?

I try to be easygoing and offer "suggestions" rather than dictate
things, but am losing patience.

Thanks,

Bob
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