What is MultiDesk?
-the concept of virtual desktops
-how to use virtual desktops to enhance productivity
The Concept of Virtual Desktops
Normally, your monitor screen is your desktop. It is very Similar the physical desk you work on. You bring out documents, and put them on your desk, so you can work on them. Sometimes you work on one document, sometimes you work on a few documents so you can compare and cross reference. Sometimes you leave some documents on your desk and work on something else, because you know you will come back to them soon.
If you need to work on a few documents at the same time, your desk would become cluttered very easily. To solve this problem, people buy more desks, or buy bigger desks, to obtain bigger desk space. A new problem arises. The desk is now so wide that you have to constantly move your chair around to access different documents.
Just imagine, what if there is a button, by pressing a button, a robot will come and put the documents away, so you are left with a Clean Desk to work on another set of documents. By pressing the button again, the robot will put away this second set of documents, and bring up the previous set of documents, arrange them back into the way they were before, so you can continue working on them. And this switch Between the two sets of documents happen instantly. This allows you to be more organized.
This is exactly what multiDesk does with your monitor screen. If you have to work with many applications and documents at one time, your screen probably is always cluttered. You can use dual or triple monitors, but you'll need a VERY BIG desk, and the radiation would really be unbearable. With multiDesk, you distribute documents and applications into different imaginary screens, and switch between these imaginary (virtual) screens instantly to access your work.