One problem with working on multiple files at the same time is that it becomes hard to keep track of which files were modified when, which has been updated, which were new, and so on. And to add more complexity, it can also be a problem to remember all the directories in which these files have been placed.
Piles is a free utility for Windows that provides easy and quick access to recently modified files in just two clicks. Basically it creates a simple list that can be launched from the taskbar, containing recently used files from selected folders, and helps you quickly access you newest downloads, documents you worked on lately and any other files you use often.
The best usage of Piles comes from pinning it to the taskbar, and gets it’s inspiration from Stacks in Mac, although the implementation has been totally done the Windows way. You can also open directories right from the taskbar using Piles.
Right-clicking the Piles icon gives access to some additional features, like creating a new pile, deleting one, enabling/disabling shell integration, and update.
The video below demonstrates how Piles works.
Piles has been developed for Windows 7 OS, and requires at least Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or later to work.