Alternatives to Spaces for all platforms with any license

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  • 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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  • 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

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  • VirtuaWin icon

    VirtuaWin

    VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system . A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops

    Open Source Windows

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  • Sysinternals Desktops icon

    Sysinternals Desktops

    Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the clutter of the windows you’re not...

    Free Windows

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  • WindowsPager icon

    WindowsPager

    WindowsPager is a desktop-switcher/pager for Windows to manage virtual workspaces/desktops. It will integrate smoothly into the desktop panel.

    Open Source 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

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  • Nimi Visuals icon

    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

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  • 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

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    Virtual Dimension

    Virtual Dimension is a free, fast, and feature-full virtual desktop manager for Windows platform. The main goal of this open-source project is indeed to enhance the Microsoft "Window Manager" up to the level of usual Unix...

    Open Source Windows

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  • 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

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    maComfort

    Brings Mac to Windows. Makes Windows feel and look like Mac. Enables features like Quicklook (file preview without opening), Spaces (virtual desktops), Active Corners, Mac hotkeys & key combinations and more!

    Freemium Windows

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  • Virtuoz icon

    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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  • mDesktop icon

    mDesktop

    mDesktop is a lightweight application that allows the user to utilize multiple virtual desktops. Also, mDesktop integrates with Hotcorners. mDesktop currently supports up to ten virtual desktops. Instructions: Holding...

    Open Source Windows

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  • GiMeSpace Desktop Extender icon

    GiMeSpace Desktop Extender

    GiMeSpace Desktop Extenders are scrolling virtual desktop managers and the only virtual desktop/window managers that give you seamless unlimited desktop space. New since version 2 is that you can now also resize your windows without...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Big Screen icon

    Big Screen

    Big Screen is a software that can extend the user's screen either locally or through the network. Maximum four-fold expansion of user's desktop in the standard version, at least up to 2560x2048 pixel resolution. Big Screen...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available, but you can still download the program from Download.com
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    Vista and XP Virtual Desktops

    One of Vistas most talked-about new features is the Desktop Window Manager (DWM). A new set of thumbnail APIs can be used to access thumbnails of open windows. This virtual desktop program takes advantage of this new API and uses some...

    Open Source Windows

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    goScreen

    GoScreen is truly indispensable tool on any Microsoft Windows computer. It creates a number of virtual pages on the monitor screen. When a program is started, it is placed on the current - "active" screen page. When one...

    Commercial Windows

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Spaces Comments

RIP

Comment by Satuim
about Spaces Jul 2013

Replaces by stupid Mission Control!
You will be missed :(

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