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SphereXP Alternatives

SphereXP is described as 'The SphereXP is a 3D desktop replacement for Microsoft Windows. Taking the known concept of three-dimensional desktops to its own level. It offers a new way to organize objects on the desktop such as icons and applications. It has been tried out by millions worldwide' and is a desktop environment in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SphereXP for Windows and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Cairo Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SphereXP are VirtuaWin, WindowBlinds, bbLean and bug.n.

SphereXP alternatives are mainly Desktop Environments but may also be Window Managers or System Tweakers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SphereXP.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. Cairo Shell icon

    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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    VirtuaWin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system (Win9x/ME/NT/Win2K/XP/Win2003/Vista/Win7/Win10). A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops (also called ‘workspaces’).

    ⚫︎ PortableVirtuaWin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    VirtuaWin - Multiple Virtual Desktops


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    WindowBlinds

    • Windows

    WindowBlinds is a computer program that allows users to skin the Windows graphical user interface. It has been developed by Stardock since 1998, and is the most popular component of their flagship software suite, Object Desktop.

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    bbLean

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    bbLean is the lean version of Blackbox for Windows. It tries to keep balance between features and complexity, to give you some efficient means within a compact shell.

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.17.1, released in May 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  5. bug.n

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    bug.n is a tiling window manager add-on for Microsoft Windows. It is written in the scripting language AutoHotkey.

    ⚫︎ Portablebug.n can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Emerge Desktop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Emerge Desktop is a replacement Windows "shell" (the desktop environment normally provided by Windows Explorer) for Windows 2000 and above.

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    Discontinued

    Emerge Desktop is no longer maintained. Last version, 6.1.3, released in 2012, and the source code are still available on SourceForge

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  7. GeoShell icon

    GeoShell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    GeoShell - The premier minimalist Windows shell replacement. It replaces the default Explorer interface. It features menu bars—“geoBars”—that can be dragged-and-dropped anywhere on the users screen.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGeoShell can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.11.10, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    DeskSpace

    • Windows

    DeskSpace is a 3D desktop visualisation tool, allowing you to seamlessly switch between 9 desktops.

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  9. zVirtualDesktop icon

    zVirtualDesktop

    • Windows

    A virtual desktop manager - "Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Hotkeys and System Tray Icon".

    ⚫︎ PortablezVirtualDesktop can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Desktop View allows you to see what's on all desktops and drag and drop window thumbnails
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    Talisman Desktop

    • Windows

    Talisman Desktop is a configurable Windows shell replacement introduced in 1997 by Lighttek Software. It is available in a number of languages including English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, Russian and Italian.

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    Talisman 3.0, theme: Carbon
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