Alternatives to VistaSwitcher for all platforms with any license

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    Hyperswitch

    HyperSwitch provides a compelling alternative to HyperDock for keyboard junkies. What's New Version 0.2.365-dev: Fix an issue that could delay activations after long idle periods. Fix an issue that caused HyperSwitch...

    Free Mac

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    Switcheroo

    What is Switcheroo? Switcheroo is for anyone who spends more time using a keyboard than a mouse. Instead of alt-tabbing through a (long) list of open windows, Switcheroo allows you to quickly switch to any window by typing in just...

    Open Source Windows

  • Deskpose NXT

    The ultimate desktop organizer. DeskPose NXT helps you to find your applications fast, organize your desktop and become more productive. Too many open windows? Stop findind! Start Exposing! We know that you have to work with...

    Commercial Windows

  • ThumbWin icon

    ThumbWin

    ThumbWin can minimize the window on your desktop as thumbnails.

    Free Windows

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    AltTabAlternative

    Alternative application for windows native task switcher (Alt+Tab).

    Free Windows

  • Shock Aero 3D icon

    Shock Aero 3D

    Have you seen the cool and nice effects of Windows Aero in Windows Vista? One of those effects is a view of your open windows in a three-dimensional stack on your desktop, and using hot keys, you can flip through the open windows to...

    Free Windows

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    TaskSwitchXP

    TaskSwitchXP is an advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off. It provides the same functionality, and adds visual styles to the dialog and also enhances it by displaying...

    Free Windows

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    SmartTab

    SmartTab, the better Alt-Tab (a Windows Alt-Tab Dialog replacement). Features: All windows with small icons & full title at a glance. Activate a window either by using the regular alt-tab dance, or hit a key...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Work only on XP, last update was in 2006. See http://smarttab.org/download.php
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    Winflip

    WinFlip emulates Windows Vistas "Flip 3D" effect for Windows XP. Using the hotkey of your choice, you can find the window youre looking for in a fast, clean 3D interface.

    Free Windows

  • Witch icon

    Witch

    Witch lets you access all of your windows by pressing a shortcut and choosing from a clearly arranged list of window titles.

    Commercial Mac

  • SuperSwitcher icon

    SuperSwitcher

    SuperSwitcher is a (more feature-ful) replacement for the Alt-Tab window switching behavior and Ctrl-Alt-Left/Right/Up/Down workspace switching behavior that is currently provided by Metacity.

    Open Source Linux

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    Alt-Tab Thingy

    If you are not familiar with the Alt-Tab task switcher in Windows, its a keyboard short-cut (hot-key) to enable fast switching between applications/windows. This feature has been in Windows since Windows 3.0 and is largely unchanged...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.0.4, released in September 2009, can be still downloaded from the mirrors provided.
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  • TorkilsTaskSwitcher

    TorkilsTaskSwitcher is an alternative/supplement to Windows' alt-tab task switcher

    Free Windows

VistaSwitcher Comments

VistaSwitcher displays more readable thumbnails than Windows Flip3D or Alt-Tab

Positive Comment by metatech
about VistaSwitcher Sep 2012

VistaSwitcher displays more readable thumbnails than Flip3D or Alt-Tab.
Beware that the built-in Windows Alt-Tab shows up as soon as 1 window is displayed, because the Desktop is always added as an additional window. VistaSwitcher filters out the Desktop and only shows up when 2 windows are displayed when it replaces the Windows Alt-Tab.

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