Alternatives to Winflip for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

  • 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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    VistaSwitcher

    VistaSwitcher is an elegant and powerful task management utility for Windows OS. Once installed, it replaces the default Windows Alt-Tab dialog with a nice box that shows a list of all running tasks, with their names and preview...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The last version is from 2012 and works only on Windows 7. No Win 8 or 10 support.
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    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

  • 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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    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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    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

  • Gala

    Gala is a window manager / compositing manager and an integral part of Pantheon, the desktop environment of elementary OS.

    Open Source Linux

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    Emcee

    Emcee gives you a better way: one customizable keystroke or hot-corner gesture, or a tap on an icon brings up live thumbnail views of all your apps, both desktop and Windows Store, in one convenient, easy to manage view. Emcee is a...

    Commercial Windows

  • SmartTab icon

    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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    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

  • 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

  • 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

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    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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    Topdesk

    TopDesk radically reduces the time you spend switching between tasks by giving you the ability to quickly find the window you want from a thumbnail view. Swiftly select a window from an Expose-like or Flip3D-like view thumbnail...

    Commercial Windows

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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.
  • 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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