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Bluetile Alternatives

Bluetile is described as 'tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a traditional, stacking layout mode as well as tiling layouts where windows are arranged to use the entire screen without overlapping' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Bluetile for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Windows, Mac and postmarketOS. The best alternative is KDE Plasma, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Bluetile are Xfce, i3, LXDE and WindowGrid.

Bluetile alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Desktop Environments. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Bluetile.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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    KDE Plasma

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • postmarketOS

    Plasma is a cross-device work environment by the KDE Community where trust is put on the user's capacity to best define their own workflow and preferences.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableKDE Plasma is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightKDE Plasma consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKDE Plasma can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchKDE Plasma lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    A typical Plasma desktop looks like this
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    Xfce

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free software desktop environment for Unix and other Unix-like platforms, such as Linux, Solaris and BSD. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.

    ⚫︎ LightweightXfce consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableXfce is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsXfce can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Xfce 4.14


  3. i3 is a dynamic tiling window manager with clean, readable and documented code, featuring extended Xinerama support, usage of libxcb instead of xlib and several improvements over wmii.

    ⚫︎ Lightweighti3 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    i3 with VIM, git, MPlayer, i3bar
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    LXDE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightLXDE consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Screenshot of the LXDE desktop. It's simple, lightweight, fast, modern, internationalized, and standard-compliant.
  5. WindowGrid is a modern window management program that allows the user to quickly and easily layout their windows on a dynamic grid.

    ⚫︎ PortableWindowGrid can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightWindowGrid consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Discontinued

    No updates since 2016, bug reports on maintainers' BitBucket page go unresponded to. https://bitbucket.org/joshua_wilding/windowgrid-binaries/issues?status=new&status=open

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    Cairo Shell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Cairo is a desktop environment for Windows. Its goal is to develop a desktop experience that increases productivity and advances current technology standards.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableCairo Shell is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Budgie

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The Budgie Desktop is a feature-rich, modern desktop designed to keep out the way of the user. It consists of a number of components to provide a more complete desktop experience.

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    A screenshot of the Budgie desktop running on Solus Linux. The Budgie settings manager is on the right, made specifically to customize the desktop. The rest of the settings are handled by the Gnome settings manager.
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    LXQt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightLXQt consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Openbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support.

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    Discontinued

    No actively developed anymore. Last commit was in 2015.

    BlackWhite theme by lyrae @ box-look.org
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    Enlightenment

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work than doing it the old fashioned way and fighting with traditional toolkits, not to mention a traditional...

    ⚫︎ LightweightEnlightenment consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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