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BumpTop

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 112 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0 build 5790
  • Total Downloads:
    825,384
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 02, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled after 15 days); $29.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    407
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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BumpTop replaces your desktop with a visual environment unlike any you've used. It's a bit like a futuristic gesture-based interface, but it's tied to your mouse. Were it capable of simultaneous Web browsing, its utility would be much more apparent.

BumpTop makes the items on your computer's desktop more like their real-world counterparts. Icons and folders are assigned a virtual weight based on the amount of memory they take up and their importance to you. You can move them by click-and-drag, or fling them across the BumpTop space. The program determines their importance based on how often you use them, but you can also alter that by hand. In a way, BumpTop takes the "Cover Flow" concept to the next level. Stack items to keep them organized, flip through them as you would a photo album, sprawl them across the desktop arbitrarily, or order them in staid grids. Circular wheel pie menus make options a mouse flick away, and the 3D "walls" make for fast posting to Facebook, e-mailing, and Twittering.

To alter a group of items, you lasso them--but you probably haven't used a lasso like this before. Unlike the square-edged standard Windows lasso, this one lets you select objects by drawing circles around them. Icons can be more scattered without it slowing your work flow because factors like angle, size changing, proximity, and icon flipping all impact on how you interact with your desktop. There's a built-in photo viewer, and although it doesn't allow for user interactions yet, the Safari and Chrome browsing engine WebKit is baked in, too.

If WebKit moves toward integrating browsing with your desktop in a customizable manner, and more gesture-based hardware support becomes commonplace, it could push how we use our computers into a whole new dimension.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 112 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 23
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 17
    • 1 star 28
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1 stars

"bought by google"

November 27, 2011  |  By thejasman

 |  Version: BumpTop 2.0 build 5790

Pros

it's bought by google you can get it at pcworld

cnet wont let me paste the url

Cons

bought by google

Summary

it's bought by google you can get it here instead
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77603-order,4/download.html

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4 stars

"Excellent program and really fun to use"

February 20, 2011  |  By purna97

 |  Version: BumpTop 2.0 build 5790

Pros

Features
Looks
Themes
And sure beats your normal windows desktop

Cons

Nothing Really
Maybe a bit slower depending on your computer

Summary

Excellent program and beats the windows desktop

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3 stars

"What The HECK!!!"

January 27, 2011  |  By drago10029

 |  Version: BumpTop 2.0 build 5790

Pros

read below

Cons

read below

Summary

This is not Bumptop!! I CLICKED ON THE DOWNLOAD FOR BUMPTOP AND PCMEDIK WAS DOWNLOADED!!!!

WHAT IS GOING ON cnet.com I demand an explanation.

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1 stars

"Where is BumpTop ???"

May 27, 2010  |  By ldgilman12

 |  Version: BumpTop 2.0 build 5790

Pros

Where is BumpTop

Cons

I tried to download 3 times and kept getting PCmedKit

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4 stars

"I love it."

May 25, 2010  |  By Ventzy

 |  Version: BumpTop 2.0 build 5790

Pros

1. Can deal with huge amount of items in logical way.
2. Free version.

Cons

Have room for improvements

Summary

I can deal with more than 200 icons on my desktop with easy with BumpTop. With standard 2d desktop its impossible.
I hope that google will improve it and keep free version.

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3 stars

"Okay, but needs work"

May 04, 2010  |  By GusterBear

 |  Version: BumpTop 2.0 build 5790

Pros

Very cool themes, gives a unique way to organize a desktop over the traditional desktop.

Cons

It doesn't pick up items on your desktop already, and seems useless unless you store a lot of stuff on your desktop. Also, the widgets suck.

Summary

This is a good step forward for what I would like to see in the long run, but, right now it adds no value.

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1 stars

"wast of time"

May 04, 2010  |  By hugh750

 |  Version: BumpTop 2.0 build 5790

Pros

nothing at all!

Cons

everythng about

Summary

i tried it one time (it came on the driver disk of my radeon hd4670 1 gig video card) and hated it!!

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1 stars

"Total Waste of Time and Ram"

May 04, 2010  |  By G33k2G0

 |  Version: BumpTop 2.0 build 5790

Pros

None that I can see.

Cons

This is useless. It is just another application running in the background consuming Ram, and I have a lot of ram mind you. I try not to have to many things running in the background, as I use my computer of PC gaming and multimedia.

Summary

It may be useful for people who have a bunch of short cuts on their desktops, but with Windows 7 and Jumplist/Libraries, my desktop has nothing residing on it.

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5 stars

"It's Awesome!"

May 04, 2010  |  By Vic002

 |  Version: BumpTop 2.0 build 5790

Pros

Responsive, Stable, great animations, having gadgets without the sidebar in vista, and more

Cons

If you have a messy desktop, this makes it worse.

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1 stars

"this is a step backwards in for sure"

May 04, 2010  |  By Baruce

 |  Version: BumpTop 2.0 build 5790

Pros

it looks pretty

Cons

Why replace real world disorganized clutter, with digital representations of it?

Imagine sifting through thousands of icons piled all over the place rather than a detailed list screen that's organized to your liking. Not cool. Really 0 stars imo.

Summary

This is an example of gaudy desktop applications that do nothing but hinder users from accessing their content in any functional, usable manner.

Put it this way, in general, people don't like driving. The car just gets them to where they're heading.

Can't interaction with the desktop be pretty, yet functional in a transparent (as in get out of the way) manner? It sure can, but not with apps like these.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0 build 5790
Version 2.0 build 5790 adds new webkit-based widget for Facebook which allows uploading of Facebook images from your desktop, show images from Facebook photo feed.
General
Publisher BumpTop
Publisher web site http://www.BumpTop.com/
Release Date January 24, 2010
Date Added February 02, 2010
Version 2.0 build 5790
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 825,384
Downloads Last Week 407
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled after 15 days
Price $29

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