Alternatives to KWin for all platforms with any license



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  • Dexpot icon

    Dexpot Warning

    Dexpot turns your monitor into up to 20. It creates and manages virtual desktops and enables you to work far more efficiently and...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Compiz icon


    Compiz is a compositing manager adding fancy effects to your windows, from drop shadows to awesome desktop effects like the Desktop...

    Open Source Linux

  • VirtuaWin icon


    VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system . A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications...

    Open Source Windows

  • WinSplit Revolution icon

    WinSplit Revolution Discontinued

    WinSplit Revolution is a small utility which allows you to easily organize your open windows by tiling, resizing and positioning them...

    Free Windows

  • Switcher icon

    Switcher Discontinued

    One of my favorite features in Mac OS is Expose, a built-in app that makes it easy to navigate through open windows and programs. In...

    Free Windows

  • Preme for Windows icon

    Preme for Windows

    Preme is a free software for Windows which lets you add cool desktop features and enhances the desktop functionality. Key features:...

    Free Windows

  • TotalSpaces icon


    TotalSpaces provides a grid of spaces on OSX Lion An easy to use 2D grid of desktops, inspired by the implementation OS X Snow...

    Commercial Mac Spaces

  • Bluetile icon


    Bluetile is a tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • Chameleon Window Manager icon

    Chameleon Window Manager

    Chameleon Window Manager will allow you to control the windows of your programs using customizable buttons added to the title bars of...

    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

  • Skippy-XD

    Skippy-XD is a full-screen task-switcher for X11. You know that thing Mac OS X, Compiz and KWin do where you press a hotkey and...

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

  • Virtuoz icon


    Virtuoz was designed to be a minimal and robust program that allows to have more than one desktop on Windows. It was inspired by...

    Free Windows

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    Mission Control

    Mission Control, formerly Exposé, is a feature of the OS X operating system. Mission Control lets you view all open windows...

    Commercial Mac

  • Gala

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

    Open Source Linux

  • mDesktop icon


    mDesktop is a lightweight application that allows the user to utilize multiple virtual desktops. Also, mDesktop integrates with...

    Open Source Windows

  • GiMeSpace Desktop Extender icon

    GiMeSpace Desktop Extender

    GiMeSpace Desktop Extenders are scrolling virtual desktop managers and the only virtual desktop/window managers that give you seamless...

    Commercial Windows

  • 360desktop icon

    360desktop Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

  • ctrlwm

    Ctrlwm is a customisable tool for automatic windows positioning and sizing (e.g. tiling, resizing like Windows Aero Snap, and much...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Winflip icon


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

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

  • Deskpose NXT

    The ultimate desktop organizer. DeskPose NXT helps you to find your applications fast, organize your desktop and become more...

    Commercial Windows

  • Topdesk icon


    TopDesk radically reduces the time you spend switching between tasks by giving you the ability to quickly find the window you want...

    Commercial Windows

  • Sawfish icon


    Sawfish is an extensible window manager using a Lisp-based scripting language. Its policy is very minimal compared to most window...

    Open Source Linux

  • x:choyce

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

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • CubeDesktop NXT icon

    CubeDesktop NXT

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

    Commercial Windows

  • PyGrid

    PyGrid is a small utility which allows you to easily organize your open windows by tiling, resizing and positioning them to make the...

    Open Source Linux

  • QuickTile

    A lightweight utility for allowing you to quickly snap windows to a tiling grid under your existing Linux window manager. Can be...

    Open Source Linux

  • PowerResizer icon


    PowerResizer is a utility that provides many facilities in moving or resizing windows in a Microsoft Windows desktop environment. One...

    Open Source Windows

  • Optimal Layout icon

    Optimal Layout

    Optimal Layout is a powerful Mac OS X application for managing your applications windows. Optimal Layout gives you keyboard shortcuts...

    Commercial Mac

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