Alternatives to Compiz for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    Nimi Visuals

    Adds eye-candy effects to windows (and start menu) like deformations (e.g: jelly windows - that makes moved window wiggle like being...

    Free Windows

  • 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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    360desktop Discontinued

    360desktop is free software that extends Windows as a 360 degree workspace, plus an online environment for creating interative 360...

    Free Windows

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    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...

    Commercial Mac

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    Winflip

    WinFlip emulates Windows Vistas "Flip 3D" effect for Windows XP. Using the hotkey of your choice, you can find the window...

    Free Windows

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    Real Desktop

    Real Desktop: The desktop embellishment for your PC! Real Desktop is a 3D animated multi desktop manager and the perfect tool to...

    Freemium Windows

  • x:choyce

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

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    CubeDesktop NXT

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

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Free Windows