Users who have used recent versions of Mac OS X probably aware of stacks feature. Many of the Mac OS X transformation packs available for Windows lets you get this feature in Windows as well. Users who don’t like to install transformation also have a number of free alternatives to choose from.
There are plenty of stylish docs and stacks available for Windows operating system, including ObjectDock, RocketDock and 7stack. Since most of the stack programs out there require an installation, here is free standalone program called StandaloneStack.
This wonderful stack program lets you create your own stacks with custom settings.
It comes with a simple and easy-to-use interface which makes anybody start creating and running stacks in a jiffy. Download and extract the program to a folder to begin creating stacks. Run StandaloneStack2.exe file to launch the program.
To create a new stack click on the New Stack tree option present in the left pane, enter stack name and path of the folder to keep stack info and file/program shortcuts.
Create shortcuts of your programs/folders to the new stack folder that you have created in the above step. Now your stack is ready to run. You can pin this stack to Windows 7 taskbar for better convenience (you can also find new stacks in Standalone stack jump list).
Besides, there are options to animate video thumbnails, use custom icons, and show files in a folder. Additionally, you can customize icon size, open duration, font, text color, back color, text spacing, text margin, icon spacing, and transparency settings.
You can also choose grid view instead of the default stack style by changing appropriate setting in StandaloneStack options. And if you’re interested in creating your own transformation pack, use Skin Pack Installer System program.