You Control: Desktops 1.2 review

by on

You Control: Desktops allows you to create virtual desktops that allow you to extend the functionality of Mac OS X.

License: Shareware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 2267K
Developer: You Software
Buy Now
Price: $29.00
Updated: 19 Sep 2006
0 stars award from

You Control: Desktops allows you to create virtual desktops that allow you to extend the functionality of Mac OS X. You can create a desktop for various workspaces that you define to help you organize your personal workflow.

Create a desktop for your email. Create another for your image editing and organization. Create yet another for web-browsing.

With Mac OS X, you can multitask like never before. You can run several applications at once and have multiple windows open at the same time very easily.

But when it comes to trying to find something specific, sorting through all of those open applications and windows can become time consuming and frustrating at best.
Because You Control: Desktops is based on You Control menu utility, your desktops are available in the Mac OS X menu bar.

Navigating between desktops won't add more clutter to your desktop.You can customize how you interact with your custom menu as well. You Control: Desktops allows you to:

• Simply click on an icon to switch to a different
• Use “Palette” mode to drag and drop apps & windows between desktops
• Set customized hot-keys to switch desktops
• Assign different background images to your desktops
• Easily consolidate all applications and windows to a single desktop
• Drag applications and windows between desktops
• Assign an application to a specific desktop
• Automatically change desktops when you switch applications

Here are some key features of "You Control Desktops":
Create as many virtual desktops as you want
Set different background pictures for each desktop
Allow each desktop to have its own set of files and folders
Ability to bring all desktop items to a single desktop
Choose from Palette View or Menu View
Group windows by application
Customize the size of the desktop thumbnail in the menu
Eight different transitions to choose from
Customize the transition duration
Assign hot keys to switch between desktops
Drag windows from one desktop to another
Display the desktop name when switching so you always know where you are
Integrate with You Control or use it as a stand-alone application.

15 days trial.

What's New:
This free update is a universal binary, so it will work natively on Intel Macs.
There are also a number of bug fixes and user-requested improvements;
we recommend everyone upgrade to this latest version.

You Control: Desktops 1.2 keywords