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 an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SphereXP for Windows, Android and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Cairo Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SphereXP are VirtuaWin (Free, Open Source), bbLean (Free, Open Source), bug.n (Free, Open Source) and WindowBlinds (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 3, 2021

    1. Cairo is a desktop environment for Windows. Its goal is to develop a desktop experience that increases productivity and advances current technology standards.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      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’).
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      • 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. bbLean is based stylistically on the Blackbox window manager for the X Window System by Brad Hughes.

      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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    2. bug.n is a tiling window manager add-on for Microsoft Windows. It is written in the scripting language AutoHotkey.
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    3. 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.


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

      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      Emerge Desktop is no longer maintained.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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    5. DeskSpace is a 3D desktop visualisation tool, allowing you to seamlessly switch between 9 desktops.
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    6. 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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    7. 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.

      Discontinued

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

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      SmartWindows streamlines the way you work. It is perfect for professionals looking to optimize the overall work experience or switch between projects. You can save display preferences for applications with the help of a few clicks.
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