Anyone else tried or purchased Groupy? I used the trial and then purchased it, but I’m still not convinced it was a great purchase. The only use case I consistently use it for is to group my Teams and Skype window. I grouped them because they’re both messaging apps.

What other use cases have people come up with?

Conversation 11 comments

  • JimP

    19 January, 2018 - 1:50 pm

    <p>I group my Windows Explorer, Word, SQL Management Studio and Visual Studio instances together (4 groups, not all one super group). </p>

  • Chris_Kez

    Premium Member
    19 January, 2018 - 3:34 pm

    <p>I used the free trial but ended up not buying. I used it for three things: 1) a Messaging group that had my Skype and Hangouts windows; 2) a File Explorer group for all my FE windows; 3) Project groups for stuff I was working on at the time (e.g. Project 1 group includes two Excel spreadsheets, two PowerPoint decks and a Word document. Project 2 group includes one Excel spreadsheet, one PowerPoint deck, and a couple of browser windows).</p><p>If those groups were reflected in the task-bar then I would have bought it. I suggested it on their forum but I have no idea how likely or possible it is.</p><p><br></p>

  • Brad Sams

    Premium Member
    19 January, 2018 - 5:10 pm

    <p>I currently use it to group Skype, TodoIst and my calendar. </p>

  • Finley

    Premium Member
    19 January, 2018 - 8:06 pm

    <p>Are you able to save group groups to relaunch? </p>

    • dmos01

      Premium Member
      30 January, 2018 - 4:05 am

      <blockquote><a href="#239143"><em>In reply to Finley:</em></a></blockquote><p>Hopefully it isn't too late for you to see this, but no. You can set certain apps to automatically group whenever you open another instance, though. Hopefully proper saved groups can come soon. This is only 1.0, after all.</p>

      • Finley

        Premium Member
        31 January, 2018 - 8:14 am

        <blockquote><a href="#241402"><em>In reply to dmos01:</em></a></blockquote><p>Thanks </p>

    • dmos01

      Premium Member
      12 March, 2018 - 12:04 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#239143"><em>In reply to Finley:</em></a></blockquote><p>This is now available.</p>

  • Jurjen Kranenborg

    20 January, 2018 - 3:06 am

    <p>I find it very useful on small-screen devices; I have a Surface (non-pro) 3 in mint condition that is actually my one-and-only private computer. Groupy allows me to have the desktop shortcuts to all kinds of files (sitting at the left side) available while using two groups: one for time management (Microsoft To-Do, MS Calendar, Outlook 2016, sometimes with OneNote UWP added if needed) and the other group for all open File Explorer windows (settings such that all new Explorer windows are automatically grouped in this one). Any extra application I open I often choose to add to the first group. In my experience I get a much more "relaxed" desktop use now on my S3 screen as it seems more organized. I heartily recommend it. </p>

  • dmos01

    Premium Member
    30 January, 2018 - 4:08 am

    <p>I use Directory Opus, so I don't need it. I definitely would if I was using regular Windows Explorer, though.</p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    31 January, 2018 - 8:43 am

    <p>I like it. The default settings make it a bit too easy to group two windows when you're positioning a window. </p>

  • Darekmeridian

    22 February, 2018 - 12:06 pm

    <p>Been a Object Desktop subscriber for years and Groupy comes along in the package.</p><p><br></p><p>I have a dual monitor setup, on my left I keep Tweeten &amp; Firefox grouped together and on the right I have Outlook, Word, and One note together.</p><p><br></p>

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