Alternatives to spectrwm for all platforms with any license

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  • Openbox icon

    Openbox

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

    Open Source Linux

  • i3 icon

    i3

    i3 is a dynamic tiling window manager with clean, readable and documented code, featuring extended Xinerama support, usage of libxcb...

    Open Source Linux

  • Lumina Desktop Environment icon

    Lumina Desktop Environment

    Lumina is a lightweight, BSD licensed, standards-compliant desktop environment based upon Qt and Fluxbox. It is being developed on...

    Open Source BSD PC-BSD

  • Bluetile icon

    Bluetile

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

    Open Source Linux

  • awesome icon

    awesome

    awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the...

    Open Source Linux

  • Fluxbox icon

    Fluxbox

    Fluxbox is a windowmanager for X that was based on the Blackbox 0.61.1 code. It is very light on resources and easy to handle but yet...

    Open Source Linux

  • Amethyst icon

    Amethyst

    Amethyst is a tiling window manager for Mac similar to the xmonad tiling window manager popular on Linux. Amethyst is written in...

    Open Source Mac

  • bspwm

    A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning

    Open Source Linux

  • Sway icon

    Sway

    Sway is a drop-in replacement for the i3 window manager, but for Wayland instead of X11.

    Open Source Linux

  • Xmonad icon

    Xmonad

    xmonad is a dynamically tiling X11 window manager that is written and configured in Haskell. In a normal WM, you spend half your time...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • IceWM icon

    IceWM

    IceWM is a window manager for the X Window System (freedesktop, XFree86). The goal of IceWM is speed, simplicity, and not getting in...

    Open Source Linux

  • dwm icon

    dwm

    dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled, monocle and floating layouts. All of the layouts can be applied...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Phoenix icon

    Phoenix

    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

  • wmii icon

    wmii

    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

  • herbstluftwm icon

    herbstluftwm

    herbstluftwm is a manual tiling window manager for X11 using Xlib and Glib.

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • pekwm icon

    pekwm

    pekwm is a window manager that once up on a time was based on the aewm++ window manager, but it has evolved enough that it no longer...

    Open Source Linux

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    WMFS² Discontinued

    WMFS² is a lightweight and highly configurable tiling window manager for X written in C. WMFS² is a free software...

    Open Source Linux

  • qtile icon

    qtile

    Qtile is a full-featured, hackable tiling window manager written in Python. Qtile is simple, small, and extensible. It's easy...

    Open Source Linux

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    Ratpoison

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

    Open Source Linux

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