Alternatives to Unity for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • GNOME icon

    GNOME

    The GNOME project provides two things: The GNOME desktop environment, an intuitive and attractive desktop for users, and the GNOME...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Xfce icon

    Xfce

    Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free software desktop environment for Unix and other Unix-like platforms, such as...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • KDE icon

    KDE

    KDE is an international technology team that creates Free Software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDEs products are a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Cinnamon icon

    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • MATE icon

    MATE

    MATE is a fork of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • LXDE icon

    LXDE

    The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment....

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Docky icon

    Docky

    Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker. Docky is...

    Open Source Linux

  • LXQt icon

    LXQt

    LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Enlightenment icon

    Enlightenment

    Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • ObjectDock icon

    ObjectDock

    ObjectDock is a program that enables users to organize their shortcuts, programs and running tasks into an attractive and fun animated...

    Commercial Windows

  • Avant Window Navigator  icon

    Avant Window Navigator

    Avant Window Navigator (AWN/Awn) is a dock-like navigation bar for the linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the...

    Open Source Linux

  • Budgie icon

    Budgie

    Budgie is the flagship desktop of the Solus OS and is part of the Solus Project. Designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on...

    Open Source Linux

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    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

  • MadAppLauncher icon

    MadAppLauncher Discontinued

    A simple application launcher. It is very fast and easy to use. It is unlike your common dock or menu launcher. It introduces several...

    Open Source Windows

  • CDE (Common Desktop Environment) icon

    CDE (Common Desktop Environment)

    The Common Desktop Environment was created by a collaboration of Sun, HP, IBM, DEC, SCO, Fujitsu and Hitachi. Used on a selection of...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Elokab icon

    Elokab

    Elokab Desktop Environment is an open-source independent desktop environment for Linux which uses QT libraries like...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

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  • GnomePanel icon

    GnomePanel

    GnomePanel is a highly configurable launcher and taskbar for GNOME. It forms a core part of the default GNOME desktop.

    Open Source Linux

  • Cairo Shell icon

    Cairo Shell Discontinued

    Cairo Shell is a replacement shell for the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Like other shell alternatives, it replaces the default...

    Free Windows

  • Circle Dock icon

    Circle Dock Discontinued

    The idea behind Circle Dock is that the dock should appear where your mouse is instead of you having to move your mouse to the dock...

    Open Source Windows

  • XWindows Dock icon

    XWindows Dock Discontinued

    XWindows Dock - or XWD for short - is the newest free Windows Vista and XP program of the class Application Launcher and Desktop...

    Free Windows

  • FCorp My Suite icon

    FCorp My Suite

    My Suite is a lightweight Windows application whose purpose is to help you create a user-defined list with programs that can be run...

    Commercial Windows

  • Y'z Dock icon

    Y'z Dock Discontinued

    Y'z Dock is a program launcher like the dock in MacOS X. This application is currently in beta, so please send all reports to the...

    Free Windows

  • multibar icon

    multibar Warning

    Multibar helps you organize your programs, files and folders. It allows you to find the information you need in a blink of an eye...

    Free Windows

  • FCorp File/Folder Launcher icon

    FCorp File/Folder Launcher

    File/Folder Launcher (FFLauncher) is a simple, very easy to use application specially designed to help you launch files and folders. ...

    Commercial Windows

  • DockbarX

    This is a branch - not a fork - of DockBar (a TaskBar with grouping and group manipulation) with some extra features added.

    Free Linux

  • Middleclick icon

    Middleclick

    Welcome to MiddleClick. The next generation application launcher from CodeLogic Software. MiddleClick displays a dashboard of your...

    Commercial Windows

  • PyPanel icon

    PyPanel

    PyPanel is a lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C for X11 window managers. It can be easily customized to match any...

    Open Source Linux

  • Dragthing icon

    Dragthing

    DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop. It puts all your documents, folders, and applications...

    Freemium Mac

  • BMPanel

    BMPanel (bitmap panel) is a lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for X11 Window System, which contains a desktop switcher, taskbar...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • ADeskBar icon

    ADeskBar

    a lightweight application launcher for Openbox, written in Python and GTK

    Open Source Linux

  • Radian icon

    Radian

    Radian is a simple radial application launcher. The interface is triggered by a continuous right-click and is divided into four...

    Commercial Windows

  • LaunchTab icon

    LaunchTab Discontinued

    [Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from Softpedia.com on...

    Free Windows

Unity Comments

I hate it

Negative Comment by LukaD
about Unity May 2012

It's the worst user interface I have ever seen.

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Unity - OS X dock bar wannabe

Negative Comment by chairmanlaomao
about Unity and KDE Jan 2012

OK Unity looks like a rip-off of OS X dockbar (except that it's on the left) and the one global menu implementation is just so poor I switched to Kubuntu. I just saw the HUD demo that they're about to release in v12.04 LTS and almost puked.

But it's a free GNU/GPL software, so if you have the time, just fork it.

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