Desk & Archive is a file manager for portable drives with desktop as to-do list. The original Windows desktop philosophy is suboptimal as users store unfinished documents mixed with completed documents, frequently used documents and shortcuts to programs and folders. Desk & Archive offers Desk as a way to create and track unfinished documents across different folders, one click to move completed items to Archive, Launch bar for shortcuts to programs, pinned folders to Sidebar instead of shortcuts to folders, and templates and bookmarks as tools for frequently used documents.
Desk & Archive puts a lot of attention to details to enhance everyday productivity even further: there are tabs to clean clutter from the user’s taskbar, an automatic opening and closing of tabs which takes these tasks away from user and increases availability of locations he might need, a preview of contents on an item tile with an active preview of folders which allows opening of their items directly from the preview, a smart sorting which chooses the best sort type based on the content, ad-hoc items lists which allows them to open several folders at once and to look through those folders to see all items in all their subfolders in convenient, unobtrusive and problem solving notifications, an easy multiple selection with checkboxes, etc.
This software is not focused on adding features to Windows explorer logic, but re-imagining whole concept so that it fits better to business user, with focus on simplicity. Other File managers are focused on adding features like compression formats support, complex search with special syntax, ftp support, CD/DVD writing support, dual panes, etc, which might be of little use to typical business user.
Business type of user that creates a lot of Office documents is ideal user, though it can assist anyone in file management.