Alternatives to Real Desktop for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

  • Fences icon

    Fences

    Fences is a one-of-a-kind program, allowing you to draw labeled shaded areas on your desktop, which become movable and resizable containers for your desktop icons. These groups can help bring organization and consistency to your...

    Commercial Windows

  • Compiz icon

    Compiz

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

    Open Source Linux

  • 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: # Touch the corners of your desktop to push shortcut key or open any file or hide an active...

    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

  • iCollections icon

    iCollections

    iCollections is an expertly designed application which helps you keep your desktop organized. The app's unique features are what make it the most popular method of desktop organization for Mac users. iCollections lets you create...

    Commercial Mac

  • Mission Control icon

    Mission Control

    Mission Control, formerly Exposé, is a feature of the OS X operating system. Mission Control lets you view all open windows with a single keystroke: it unshuffles overlapping windows on your desktop into an organized tile...

    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

  • 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

  • Shock Desktop 3D icon

    Shock Desktop 3D

    Free application Shock Desktop 3D turns your Windows desktop into a 3D environment where you can interact with your documents in a physical space.

    Free Windows

  • Sawfish icon

    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

  • Anim Desktop icon

    Anim Desktop

    With AnimDesktop 2 you can create amazing animated wallpapers for your mac. More than 20 different backgrounds fully customizable.

    Commercial Mac

Real Desktop Comments

Easy to use and a great desktop helper

Positive Comment by didi_zoki
about Real Desktop Mar 2013

It's a great piece of software! It allows me to manage my desktop more efficiently, also - the wallpapers are awesome. You should read more here:

http://www.reportingsoftware.info/reporting-software-features/reporting-software-the-best-way-to-stay-ahead/

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