Stardock introduces Tiles v2.0, a “major update” to the Windows customization tool

Dave W. Shanahan

For those looking to add some flair to your Windows 10 desktop, there is the suite of customization features available in Stardock’s Object Desktop. Yesterday, Stardock announced a major update for their popular Tiles customization tool, one of the tools available under the Object Desktop suite. Tiles is a program that lets users create multiple desktops of apps, files, and links using a customizable sidebar on Windows 10. The new beta version of Tiles adds full support for Windows 10 dark and light modes, high DPI monitor support, and adds integration with Stardock’s other programs, including Curtains and Groupy.

In a press release, CEO Brad Wardell highlights how Stardock is keeping Tiles up to date with the latest Windows 10 updates, “It’s important that we keep our apps up to date with changes in technology. One of the things the new Tiles focuses on is high DPI support for modern monitors and general performance increases across the board in order to use less PC resources.” In order to provide better desktop organization, users can customize which Tiles’ categories show in maximized and minimized windows. This feature is especially helpful for multi-monitor setups, allowing users to view Tiles on one monitor and click through the apps and tasks they need on their main monitor.

There are plenty of new features in Tiles v2.0 providing a fully touch-ready experience for Windows tablet users and is still completely customizable, allowing for custom backgrounds, custom color schemes, and more. The beta version of Tiles v2.0 is available exclusively through Stardock’s Object Desktop suite of desktop enhancements, with a full release to all users coming soon. Object Desktop includes popular Stardock programs such as Fences, Start10, Groupy, Curtains, SoundPackager, DeskScapes and Multiplicity.