Alternatives to LiteStep for all platforms with any license

  • Cairo Shell icon

    Cairo Shell Discontinued

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    Free Windows

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    BB4Win Discontinued

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    Open Source Windows

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    Open Source Windows

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    Emerge Desktop Discontinued

    Emerge Desktop is a replacement Windows "shell" (the desktop environment normally provided by Windows Explorer) for Windows...

    Open Source Windows

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    SharpEnviro Discontinued

    SharpEnviro (or SharpE) is an open source shell replacement system for Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. When using...

    Open Source Windows

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    bbLean Discontinued

    bbLean is the lean version of Blackbox for Windows. It tries to keep balance between features and complexity, to give you some...

    Open Source Windows

  • Talisman Desktop icon

    Talisman Desktop

    Talisman Desktop is a configurable Windows shell replacement introduced in 1997 by Lighttek Software. It is available in a number of...

    Commercial Windows

  • SphereXP icon

    SphereXP Discontinued

    The SphereXP is a 3D desktop replacement for Microsoft Windows. Taking the known concept of three-dimensional desktops to its own...

    Free Windows

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    DeskSpace is a 3D desktop visualisation tool, allowing you to seamlessly switch between 9 desktops. DeskSpace gives you more space...

    Commercial Windows

  • GeoShell icon

    GeoShell Discontinued

    GeoShell - The premier minimalist Windows shell replacement. It replaces the default Explorer interface. It features menu...

    Open Source Windows

  • Mywe File manager icon

    Mywe File manager

    The conventional way to find a file or folder requires in most cases many clicks. Mywe File manager uses menu and allows you find and...

    Free Windows

  • Liteshell icon

    Liteshell Discontinued

    tiny windows shell (explorer.exe) replacement designed for slow PCs. Is a minimalist's shell - no screen space is occupied by...

    Free Windows

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LiteStep Comments

I used LiteStep ...

Comment by muellerto
about LiteStep Sep 2012

... for years. But it seems to be dead.


I've been using it for 3 years now - love it. There is an a ...

Comment by yboris
about LiteStep Jun 2011

I've been using it for 3 years now - love it. There is an active community of people still making themes: (also check and ). LS in highly customizable and easy to do yourself.