Desklayer Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is Dexpot. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GridMove or KDE Mover-Sizer. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 32 alternatives to Desklayer so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Desklayer alternatives are DM2 (Free, Open Source), Nimi Visuals (Free), MoveInactiveWin (Free) and FreeSnap (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 24, 2017

    • Dexpot turns your monitor into up to 20.

      Discontinued

      Dead app. 3 years since the last update. Not compatible with current version of Windows. See changelog: http://www.dexpot.de/?id=changelog

      • Free Personal
      • Windows
    • GridMove - A window management tool that can quickly arrange your windows into desktop grids.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows


    • KDE Mover-Sizer is a lightweight program enabling KDE-style alt-click moving and resizing for Windows XP, 7, 2000, 2003, Windows Server, and Vista.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • DM2 provides several Windows enhancements that may help in every-day work.

      Discontinued

      Last version is from 2007

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
    • Adds eye-candy effects to windows (and start menu) like deformations (e.

      Discontinued

      It says that it has automatically stopped production.

      • Free
      • Windows
    • Sometimes a lot of deskop clutter can hide a window (eg, open file, programs, files-explorer, dialogs)Move a window without activating it.
      • Free
      • Windows
    • Ever try to size a window so it just touches the edge of the screen? It’s tedious (at least for me).
      • Free
      • Windows
    • Dims all windows except the active one.

      Features:
      - Place a transparent image across the screen.
      - Highly configurable.
      • Free
      • Windows
    • reSizer is a system utility that enables keyboard shortcuts to focus, move, resize and change other window properties in a fast and intuitive way without even touching the mouse.
      • Free
      • Windows
    • TaskLayout is a small portable layout manager which allow saving/restoring of desktop layout (a set of specified apps/windows with corresponding position on screen) in a single click/hotkey.