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Tiles: The Intelligent Desktop

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Tiles.sit (877.00 KB)
MD5: 81053be2056aed6f32b9216362f9ed45
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (0.18 KB)
MD5: 6564adfab49ab509516aa08beb7d6e7b
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: Mini vMac Mini vMac II

Do you really care where a document is when you just want to use it?

Tiles remembers for you. That's why we call it "the intelligent desktop." Tiles offers instant access to things you just used and things you use all the time.

  — CE Software brochure

CE Software has introduced a new desktop replacement program that lets Macintosh users organize files and launch applications by manipulating graphics representations.

The representations are called tiles, as is the program. Tiles are roughly akin to folders in that they contain programs, documents or Quickeys macros. Unlike folders, however, tiles are active. Double-clicking on the tile not only reveals the contents, but also launches the enclosed applications and associated files, the company said.

Tiles can help workers manage their projects. A spreadsheet, word processing files, and documents from other applications can be placed within a single project tile and launched simultaneously.

Users can attach a graphic or "face" to tiles, giving visual clues to their contents. A tile with tax-preparation information could have the face of Uncle Sam, for example. Users can create faces for their tiles within the Tiles application, or they can import faces from icon, application, and PICT files.

  — InfoWorld (7 January 1991)

Douglas Adams had mixed feelings about this software.


First file contains installation floppies. Expand TilesExtras.SEA (found on the Extras disk) and copy CE Toolbox files to Extensions & Control Panel folders. Then run the Tiles application (found on the main disk).

Second file is zip of text file with serial number. (Or look at the About Box screenshot)


Architecture: 68k

"Tiles requires System 6.0.4, 2 megabytes of memory, MultiFinder and a hard disk."

Tested under 7.5.5.


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by cbone - 2020, November 13 - 5:58am

Yes SNES, I do!!! Wow Shock

And this was the thread that got me going on looking around for it! Thank you so much, Purdy! Laughing out loud

Lilliputian's gonna go nuts when he sees this upload! Wink

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by snes1423 - 2020, November 12 - 10:15pm

cbone you seeing this ITS AWSOME!!!!!