Nimi Places is an desktop organizing tool ​for Microsoft Windows platform — it can dis­play various select­ed fold­ers, network shar­es ​or even some devices ​in special boxes ​on the desktop. Those are either dis­play­ed ​in layer­ed window, ​or with native DWM window enhanced if compatible system is detect­ed.It's us­ing its own image thumbnailing mechanism ​and it is based upon Nimi Nici file dis­play component project. It was formerly avail­able ​in Nimi Visuals as an desktop dis­play package, since about 10.3 version, but was later remov­ed counting from 10.5 version branch.You can read more about here.

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Nimi Places
Organizes desktop into con­tain­ers, dis­play­ing files ​and fold­ers.
Nimi Visuals
Adds eye-candy effects to windows like deforma­tions, physics ​and other SFX.