Blacksmith - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Blacksmith

CNET Editors' review

If you've ever wished you could have that multipage graphical user interface (GUI) that you see in Macs and Android devices, your wait is over. Blacksmith from jLab promises to bring that type of functionality to a Windows environment for free.

The Virtual Desktop Manager might seem daunting to the newbie at first, but the application is well worth knowing once you get the hang of it. Blacksmith allows Windows users to configure as many as four desktops into their system and provides them with quite a number of options to manipulate them. These include assigning separate icons for each desktop, changing desktops at will, making windows transparent, and customizing wallpaper settings. Changes to the screen are done with either the mouse, the keyboard, or in the case of laptops, the touch pad.

Blacksmith brings a GUI elegance and functionality previously only enjoyed by Mac users and makes it available to Windows users. The application is limited to Windows XP, Vista, and 7 machines. One minor issue we found during the test is that the application does not uninstall cleanly, leaving behind some folders that must be manually deleted.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • Fences
    Clean up icon clutter on your desktop.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Start Menu 8
    Bring back the Windows "Start" menu to Windows 8.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • ObjectDock
    Place favorite Web links, program shortcuts, and widgets on a f...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Start8
    Return the Windows 7 style Start menu to Windows 8.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • CursorFX
    Give your Windows 7, XP, or Vista cursor a wide range of effect...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Free Alarm Clock
    Set unlimited numbers of alarm clocks on Windows.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Synchronicity
    Edit, backup, and restore GMail address book with support of Go...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • XWidget
    Enhance your desktop with different widgets.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • MyShelf Desktop Por...
    Install virtual shelf for notes, pictures, links, text snippets...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • TimeLeft
    Enable clock with countdown, reminder, stopwatch, and desktop s...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • ASnap
    Take a screenshot of your Android device without phone rooting.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Winstep Nexus Dock
    Get dock with live icon reflections and speed up access to your...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • MyShelf Desktop
    Install virtual shelf for notes, pictures, links, text snippets...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • m-Bizmaker
    Develop apps for mobile devices.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • RunIt
    Track and quickly relaunch your most recently run programs.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • WindowBlinds
    Customize the look and feel of the Windows desktop interface wi...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Autorun Maestro
    Create a autorun interface for your CDs.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Classic Shell
    Add and remove features to your system.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Player Connector
    Create your own room for chats and games.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Application Launche...
    Send reports regarding all the activities of your remote machin...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • ImageConverterPro
    Adjust the size of your images, add watermark, or rename.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • FSL Launcher
    Organize your desktop icons.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Decor8
    Personalize your Windows 8/8.1 start and lock screens with your...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Arc Menu
    Execute your favorite programs easily under DOS.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
All User Reviews

Results 1-3 of 3

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Blacksmith 1.5.4
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Previous Versions:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for Blacksmith

close

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK

Installed

Smart Install
Blacksmith