Alternatives to Compiz for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

  • Nimi Visuals icon

    Nimi Visuals

    Adds eye-candy effects to windows (and start menu) like deformations (e.g: jelly windows - that makes moved window wiggle like being made from jelly; or fold - which hides windows by folding up horizontally, and unfolds when showing)...

    Free Windows

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  • KWin

    KWin is a window manager for the X Window System, and is in the process of becoming a Wayland compositor. It is an integral part, and the default window manager of the Plasma Workspaces, but it can also be used on its own or with...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Gala

    Gala is a window manager / compositing manager and an integral part of Pantheon, the desktop environment of elementary OS.

    Open Source Linux

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  • CubeDesktop NXT icon

    CubeDesktop NXT

    CubeDesktop NXT provides you up to 16 workspaces, using a live and interactive 3D environment.

    Commercial Windows

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  • 360desktop icon

    360desktop

    360desktop is free software that extends Windows as a 360 degree workspace, plus an online environment for creating interative 360 degree wallpaper, with a gallery and a widget platform, for sharing your favorite 360's with...

    Free Windows

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  • x:choyce

    A light-weight, Exposé-like window switcher for X (feat. OpenGL).

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Shock 4Way 3D icon

    Shock 4Way 3D

    General purpose of this program is to use 4 simulating screens simultaneously. To switch into each screen, select one of 4 screens or use shortcut key. In order to improve your computer's small screen display, this software...

    Free Windows

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  • Winflip icon

    Winflip

    WinFlip emulates Windows Vistas "Flip 3D" effect for Windows XP. Using the hotkey of your choice, you can find the window youre looking for in a fast, clean 3D interface.

    Free Windows

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  • Raskin icon

    Raskin

    Inspired by Jef Raskin, our zoomable user interface shows you all the stuff on your computer on a single surface. Using zoom and pan to view, arrange and open documents feels so right. In minutes you’ll appreciate the simplicity and...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Real Desktop icon

    Real Desktop

    Real Desktop: The desktop embellishment for your PC! Real Desktop is a 3D animated multi desktop manager and the perfect tool to replace your wallpaper. Do you want use the full range of functions now? Then choose now for Real...

    Freemium Windows

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