Topdesk Alternatives

    Topdesk is described as 'TopDesk radically reduces the time you spend switching between tasks by giving you the ability to quickly find the window you want from a thumbnail view'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Topdesk for Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. The best alternative is Dexpot. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Hyperswitch or KWin. Other great apps like Topdesk are Witch (Paid), Mission Control (Paid), Command-Tab Plus (Paid) and Raskin (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 24, 2019

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      up to nine virtual desktops.
      • Windows
      Find and activate windows without leaving the keyboard. Faster than alt-tab.


    1. Activate wanted windows and apps with Tabber Window Switcher which is a Command+Tab alternative to switch windows. See contents of windows Real-Time when switching windows. Switch Apps and Windows with a shortcut or set a custom shortcut to switch windows or to switch apps.
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      • Windows
      WinFlip emulates Windows Vistas "Flip 3D" effect for Windows XP. Using the hotkey of your choice, you can find the window youre looking for in a fast, clean 3D interface.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      If you are not familiar with the Alt-Tab task switcher in Windows, its a keyboard short-cut (hot-key) to enable fast switching between applications/windows. This feature has been in Windows since Windows 3.0 and is largely unchanged since Windows 95!

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.0.4, released in September 2009, can be still downloaded from the mirrors provided.

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    2. Have you seen the cool and nice effects of Windows Aero in Windows Vista? One of those effects is a view of your open windows in a three-dimensional stack on your desktop, and using hot keys, you can flip through the open windows to quickly locate and select the window you want.

      Discontinued

      9 years since last update.. See http://www.docs.kr/entry/Download-Shock-Aero3D-en

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      • Windows
      The ultimate desktop organizer. DeskPose NXT helps you to find your applications fast, organize your desktop and become more productive. Too many open windows? Stop findind! Start Exposing!
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    3. Sawfish is an extensible window manager using a Lisp-based scripting language. Its policy is very minimal compared to most window managers. Its aim is simply to manage windows in the most flexible and attractive manner possible.
    4. When Mac several applications are running, with many windows open, it is difficult to manage the chaos and to work productively. Manually switching between windows and placing them on the screen wastes a lot of time.
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      • Mac
      LiteSwitch X follows the tradition of LiteSwitch as a simple solution for managing open applications using the keyboard. Like its predecessor which will continue to be available, LiteSwitch X has a clean, simple and functional style that has become Proteron's hallmark.
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