3D desktop

Minimize applications to the desktop in 3D with this snazzy desktop enhancement.

Most of us are used to simply minimizing Windows applications to the taskbar, which is an easy enough way to set aside applications we're not using but plan to come back to. With T3Desk, however, users can create 3D representations of minimized applications on their desktop. This makes it easy to see exactly what you have open at any one time and easily return to the desired window.

The program opens with a large dashboard containing a welcome message, options, Help, and FAQs. Along the bottom a quick navigation bar lets users quickly access a variety of search engines, social networking sites, and much more. This feature seems a bit superfluous given the main purpose of T3Desk, but we suppose it could be useful. Actually using the program to minimize applications in 3D is easy; when T3Desk is running, a small square appears in the upper right corner of every application. Simply click the square, and the window is whisked away to the desktop. Once an application is minimized, it can be moved around the screen, rotated, flipped, and otherwise manipulated. There are plenty of options for customization; users can adjust the opacity, size, angle, and zooming features of minimized windows; add sound effects; and exclude particular applications from T3Desk. The program's built-in Help file is well-written and thorough. Overall, we didn't find T3Desk to be particularly useful, but it does offer some neat effects and is worth checking out if you enjoy tweaking your desktop's appearance.

T3Desk comes as a ZIP file. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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