Alternatives to VirtuaWin 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

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • WindowsPager icon


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

    Open Source Windows

  • TotalSpaces icon


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • bug.n

    bug.n is a tiling window manager add-on for Microsoft Windows. It is written in the scripting language AutoHotkey. What it can do ...

    Open Source Windows

  • Virtual Dimension icon

    Virtual Dimension

    Virtual Dimension is a free, fast, and feature-full virtual desktop manager for Windows platform. The main goal of this open-source...

    Open Source Windows

  • Emerge Desktop icon

    Emerge Desktop Discontinued

    Emerge Desktop is a replacement Windows "shell" (the desktop environment normally provided by Windows Explorer) for Windows...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

  • mDesktop icon


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

    Open Source Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

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    Finestra Virtual Desktops is an elegant solution to managing many windows or tasks on Windows. It allows you to divide your workspace...

    Open Source Windows

  • 360desktop icon

    360desktop Discontinued

    360desktop is free software that extends Windows as a 360 degree workspace, plus an online environment for creating interative 360...

    Free Windows

  • DeskSpace icon


    DeskSpace is a 3D desktop visualisation tool, allowing you to seamlessly switch between 9 desktops. DeskSpace gives you more space...

    Commercial Windows

  • CubeDesktop NXT icon

    CubeDesktop NXT

    CubeDesktop NXT provides you up to 16 workspaces, using a live and interactive 3D environment.

    Commercial Windows

  • GeoShell icon

    GeoShell Discontinued

    GeoShell - The premier minimalist Windows shell replacement. It replaces the default Explorer interface. It features menu...

    Open Source Windows

  • Vista and XP Virtual Desktops icon

    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...

    Open Source Windows

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  • DeskHedron Discontinued

    DeskHedron is a tool which switch the desktop by using 3D GUI. *This software doesn't support multi-monitor environment. At 3D...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • Shock 4Way 3D icon

    Shock 4Way 3D

    General purpose of this program is to use 4 simulating screens simultaneously. To switch into each screen, select one of 4 screens or...

    Free Windows

  • nView icon


    Effectively manage your desktop with NVIDIA nView. Using NVIDIA nView Desktop Management Software, professionals have maximum...

    Free Windows

  • SphereXP icon

    SphereXP Discontinued

    The SphereXP is a 3D desktop replacement for Microsoft Windows. Taking the known concept of three-dimensional desktops to its own...

    Free Windows

VirtuaWin Comments

Best one

Positive Comment by Satuim
about VirtuaWin Aug 2013

Dexpot messes with Rainmeter. And this one is running perfectly


Best so far for Windows...

Positive Comment by wlmeng11
about VirtuaWin Oct 2011

Too bad Windows doesn't have virtual workspaces natively. Although it doesn't look pretty, it's fast and lightweight. Now, we just need Compiz...


Truly one of the best virtual desktop managers. Maybe it's ...

Comment by meisterplanlos
about VirtuaWin Jun 2011

Truly one of the best virtual desktop managers. Maybe it's not as good looking as Dexpot, but it is multiple times faster. So far I've got no problems with it (and I'm using VirtuaWin one for some years).