Alternatives to Mission Control for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

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Other Platforms

  • Dexpot icon

    Dexpot

    Dexpot turns your monitor into up to 20. It creates and manages virtual desktops and enables you to work far more efficiently and comfortably with many simultaneously opened windows on Windows 95/98/ME and NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista...

    Free Personal Windows

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    TotalSpaces

    TotalSpaces provides a grid of spaces on OSX Lion An easy to use 2D grid of desktops, inspired by the implementation OS X Snow Leopard. Navigate using the cursor keys, choose your transitions, and quickly access a birds eye view of...

    Commercial Mac Spaces

    • Grid setup for space instead of linear. Can rename each space ezadezaneeYesterday Disagree   Agree
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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 made from jelly; or fold - which hides windows by folding up horizontally, and unfolds when showing)...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • BetterDesktopTool

    Looking for Expose and Spaces on Windows ? BetterDesktopTool makes Expose and Spaces like Features avialabe on Windows PCs. Offering Mouse + Keyboard shortcuts and Active-Edges it is easy to use.

    Commercial Windows

  • 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 suddenly you see miniature versions of all your windows at once? Skippy-XD does just that. It's most...

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

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    Virtuoz

    Virtuoz was designed to be a minimal and robust program that allows to have more than one desktop on Windows. It was inspired by Sysinternals Desktops, but uses a different approach, which doesn’t impose the limitations which Desktops...

    Free Windows

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    Emcee

    Emcee gives you a better way: one customizable keystroke or hot-corner gesture, or a tap on an icon brings up live thumbnail views of all your apps, both desktop and Windows Store, in one convenient, easy to manage view. Emcee is a...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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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    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

  • Deskpose NXT

    The ultimate desktop organizer. DeskPose NXT helps you to find your applications fast, organize your desktop and become more productive. Too many open windows? Stop findind! Start Exposing! We know that you have to work with...

    Commercial Windows

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    Sawfish

    Sawfish is an extensible window manager using a Lisp-based scripting language. Its policy is very minimal compared to most window managers. Its aim is simply to manage windows in the most flexible and attractive manner possible. All...

    Open Source Linux

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    Topdesk

    TopDesk radically reduces the time you spend switching between tasks by giving you the ability to quickly find the window you want from a thumbnail view. Swiftly select a window from an Expose-like or Flip3D-like view thumbnail...

    Commercial Windows

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    SuperSwitcher

    SuperSwitcher is a (more feature-ful) replacement for the Alt-Tab window switching behavior and Ctrl-Alt-Left/Right/Up/Down workspace switching behavior that is currently provided by Metacity.

    Open Source Linux

  • x:choyce

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

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    VirtueDesktops

    Alternative to Apple's Spaces&MissionControl, juggle between multiple desktops on your Mac. Unfortunately, development for VirtueDesktops has ended, which means the application will be stuck at 0.54 b5 until further notice....

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued The website is no longer available. Last version, 0.54 beta 5, released on 2007, can be still downloaded from MacUpdate.
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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 to view, arrange and open documents feels so right. In minutes you’ll appreciate the simplicity and...

    Commercial Mac

    • Mission control is used to manage and switch desktops ("spaces") where application windows live. Raskin appears to be for viewing files on your system and does not manage application windows at all. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree

Mission Control Comments

Linux alternatives to be posted here (will do it when I hav ...

Comment by JT
about Mission Control Jun 2011

Linux alternatives to be posted here (will do it when I have some more time):

Compiz - Compiz Fusion has an "exposé" feature.

KWin, the integrated window manager from KDE 4, comes with this feature, too.

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