Alternatives to Sawfish 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

  • 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

  • Openbox icon


    Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support. The *box visual style is well...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

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    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

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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

  • 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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    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

  • 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

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac

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

    Open Source Windows

  • Emcee icon


    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Phoenix icon


    Phoenix is a lightweight OS X window and app manager scriptable with JavaScript. You can also easily use languages which compile to...

    Open Source Mac GitHub

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    wmii is a small, dynamic window manager for X11. It is scriptable, has a 9p filesystem interface and supports classic and tiling...

    Open Source Linux

  • Raskin icon


    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

  • 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

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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

  • Deskpose NXT

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

    Commercial Windows

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

    Commercial Windows

  • WinNumpad Position icon

    WinNumpad Position

    WinNumpad Positioner is a lightweight and snappy Windows management tool that repositions Windows using simple Windows Key + Numpad...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • Ratpoison icon


    Ratpoison is a simple window manager with no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no window decorations, and no rodent...

    Open Source Linux

  • goScreen icon


    GoScreen is truly indispensable tool on any Microsoft Windows computer. It creates a number of virtual pages on the monitor screen....

    Commercial Windows

  • Splitview icon


    SplitView enables dual monitor usage with Remote Desktop and widescreen monitors. SplitView also lets you take full advantage of...

    Commercial Windows

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