Alternatives to Compiz for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.1.5, released in May 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows

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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...

    Free Mac

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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...

    • Discontinued It says that it has automatically stopped production.
    • It has a lot of animations for windows. adravenApr 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • Contexts

    Switch between application windows effortlessly – with a click, a quick gesture, keyboard shortcuts or search; no matter how many of them you have open; even on multiple...

    Commercial Mac

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  • xfdashboard

    xfdashboard provides a GMONE shell dashboard like interface for use with the Xfce desktop.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Command-Tab Plus

    Command-Tab Plus is designed to let you switch between apps and windows in a faster and more convenient way.

    Commercial Mac

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  • WindowFX

    Revolutionize your operating system with WindowFX. Utilize an unprecedented number of special effects for your windows and maximize your computing experience.

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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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  • SwitchBlade

    SwitchBlade allows for quick window switching using a configurable hotkey and an intuitive search interface.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • Gala

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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