OblyTile is a Windows 8 app that allows you to turn any program, folder, or web link into a Windows 8 tile. This great utility will let you fully customize the look and feel of your start menu. Not only can OblyTile alter what a tile looks like but also how it functions upon execution. OblyTile will be handy for anyone who wants to change their Windows 8 start.
Upon opening OblyTile you will need to select the program, folder or URL you wish to turn into a tile. You may either type it in manually or open a window to browse your computer. While the title name defaults to the same as the program, you can change rename it or add launch arguments. Next you can add in tile images, change background color, and adjust text appearance. All of these options include a preview pane where you can see how your customization looks.
With OblyTile you can also change how a tile operates when clicked. Tile settings include check boxes to run as admin, back to start, single instance, or hide program. You can also choose to generate tiles for all of your PC’s users.
OblyTile also includes a manger tab that will let you find programs easily under three different circumstances. First you can choose to create tiles from shortcuts; you will have the option to delete the old shortcut upon completion. The second option is a quick list that finds programs already on the start menu. Last you can import and export tiles that you have previously saved. Occasionally you may have to refresh and rebuild the cache to find all of the applicable programs.
Also within this manger tab you can use OblyTile in reverse and turn Windows Apps tiles into shortcuts on your desktop and taskbar. If you are ever unhappy with the tiles or shortcuts made with OblyTile the app will keep a list of your creations for quick deletion.
OblyTile is great for fully customizing your Windows 8 start tiles with your own personal content.