I've researched this in the various resources you provide but I can't quite get my arms around this and would appreciate a push in the correct direction.
I'm looking at DO as a more powerful Windows Explorer and as a way to get clutter off desktops.
DO has a lot more than we need. But, I'd rather discover that features are there when we figure out that we want them rather than having to change tools as our non-techies want more convenience and features.
There are two concerns for us:
We need the ability to do certain things directly from the desktop without doing everything from within DO.
An awful lot of the stuff done by DO seems to be command oriented and therefore not sufficiently mouse oriented for non-techie office workers.
Here are the specific things that we want to do at the moment.
- Attach notes to files and folders. I haven't seen any easy way to do this with DO. See the link below for a product that does this:
Create a virtual container and be able to put files and folders in it without actually moving or copying them. - The purpose of this is to that items to be used on a particular work order can be gathered together without making multiple copies of them. File Notes does this as well. See link above).
Have easy access to commonly used stuff from the desktop. What would be great is to have most recently used files, most recently used folders, and most recently used programs on a toolbar that could be docked on the desktop. It would be even better it you could pin particular items so they would stay there even though not part of the most recently used list. I saw in documentation that DO can be used as a launcher, but I didn't see a good example and the description sounded too limited.
The problem here is that doing everything from within DO just seems too complex for the average non-techie to feel comfortable with.
Is there a way to strip down a DO window to have a very limited feature set for easy access and program execution and then pull up the full DO for the standard type of Windows explorer operations?