Blacksmith

Blacksmith

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5.5
  • Total Downloads:
    8,208
  • Date Added:
    October 03, 2014
  • File Size:
    7.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Best desktop switcher. Period."

December 19, 2012  |  By arcelas

 |  Version: Blacksmith 1.5.3

Pros

No install needed. (just unzip folder wherever, run from unzipped location)
Interesting features, such as: animated switchers (Android is my favorite), Custom wallpapers, a shortcut launching system, and so much more.

Cons

Sometimes hangs and you have to enter the configuration menu to fix.

Summary

With it's myriad of features, zero spam or spyware, and ease of install and uninstall, (just delete the folder), Blacksmith rises above the competition.

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5 stars

"Zip archive available"

June 27, 2012  |  By kenkenjlab

 |  Version: Blacksmith 1.5.2

Pros

You can download Blacksmith as a zip file now. Not an exe installer.

Cons

I'm sorry about no updating for more than 2 months.

Summary

Now installation became very simple.

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1 stars

"Installed spyware onto my computer, not happy"

June 17, 2012  |  By Benaball

 |  Version: Blacksmith 1.5.2

Pros

The program itself is okay,

Cons

The program installs spyware called incredibar onto your computer, which is incredibly annoying to remove

Summary

Don't get this program, disgraceful to have on CNET.com

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5.5
Version 1.5.5 :
  • Fix AppView to draw the designated icon in the shortcut file (*.lnk)
General
Publisher jLab
Publisher web site http://jlab.xii.jp/
Release Date October 07, 2014
Date Added October 03, 2014
Version 1.5.5
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Virtual Desktop Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.32MB
File Name bs155.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,208
Downloads Last Week 19
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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