DeskSpace

DeskSpace

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5.7.2
  • Total Downloads:
    51,719
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 03, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $24.95 to buy

Editors' Review

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DeskSpace promises to help users manage their cluttered desktops by providing multiple 3D desktops to toggle through. While this sounds like a promising development, DeskSpace is one headache after another.

The program appears as an icon in the tray. A user's first instinct is to double click on a program to start it. However, here such a move takes you to a menu to help set up desktop hot keys. There are other options offering ways to customize DeskSpace. Left clicking and right clicking the tray icon presents a dropdown menu of other options. At no point did we see a 3D version of our desktop.

Further studying and a visit to the Help menu showed us how to create hot keys that supposedly bring the new desktop to the foreground. Nothing we did could make DeskSpace perform its duties.

This 14-day trial professes to offer a unique product that could help many people, but by burying it behind endless menus and shortcut keys, it winds up just frustrating. We do not recommend this download for anyone.

 
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1 stars

"Another useless program. wast of time and space."

May 21, 2010  |  By wilkjan

 |  Version: DeskSpace 1.5.7.2

Pros

kind of works.

Cons

No reason to use this. Wasting my time.

Summary

Doesn't add any thing usefull to your pc.

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3 stars

"Good looking, but not up to OSX Spaces"

May 19, 2010  |  By CanadianOncologist

 |  Version: DeskSpace 1.5.7.2

Pros

The 3D animations are superb and fast

Cons

The implementation of switching desktops is buggy, and not good enough for day to day use.

Summary

I tried to set my mouse buttons to switch the desktops but this did not work well. I also tried to use their own Ctrl+mouse roll to switch, but again, not a smooth transition. The worst part is the 2 second delay after switching when the screen 'flashes' and the windows refresh.

This is a good step in the right direction for the product but really it is a productivity tool and therefore bugs prevent it from being useful, despite excellent 3D graphics.

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2 stars

"*yawn* Nothing new here, move along people/"

April 03, 2010  |  By tuxgrl

 |  Version: DeskSpace 1.5.7.2

Pros

Nothing reallyt, I love 3D desktops though. Compiz has been doing this for years, and Beryl before that

Cons

Nothing new, same old thing with a different name.

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5 stars

"Incredibly useful and fun"

March 28, 2010  |  By tigerkitty2

 |  Version: DeskSpace 1.5.7.2

Pros

Easy set up, 6 desktops to work on, easy switching between the 6.

Cons

Whats not to like?

Summary

Who did cnet have do this review, the officeboy? What a maroon.
DeskSpace is an incredibly useful piece of software. Easy to figure out, easy to use, and very inexpensive considering the added value it gives.
It make full use of aero on both Vista and Windows 7 for a neat effect while impressing all your friends.
Don't what anyone to see what you're working on while you're away from your computer and find it a pain to log off and on for a trip to the printer or water cooler? Just switch desktops.
Works just like beryl on Linux.

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4 stars

"Great Product"

March 21, 2010  |  By BlackBerry_Boy

 |  Version: DeskSpace 1.5.7.2

Pros

Intuitive, cool method to utilize multiple desktops without multiple monitors

Cons

- Depending on settings, can consumer CPU and memory resources
- Minor occasional graphical glitches

Summary

I have been using this program for nearly 8 months to juggle between 6 different desktops. It's a great product, and has dramatically increased my productivity with a graphical flare.

Most of the issues with the software occur because of a hot-key conflict, so just go in to the options screen, and change it to a simpler combination. Literally it takes less than 5 minutes to figure this software out.

Software also has a fervent support community where you can get answers to your questions. I completely disagree with the CNET review hear - and I continue to recommend it.

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1 stars

"it worked so i give it a star"

February 03, 2010  |  By master_mind413

 |  Version: DeskSpace 1.5.7.2

Pros

it could be pretty cool if you can find out how to use it

Cons

to hard to use & not customizable enough

Summary

great idea bad bad application implementation for the great idea , needs to be more user friendly , the user needs to understand how to use it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5.7.2
Version 1.5.7.2 DeskSpace fixes no longer displays a white border around the screen when the smooth cube edges option is used with a static desktop cube background image issue.
General
Publisher Otaku Software
Publisher web site http://www.otakusoftware.com
Release Date February 03, 2010
Date Added February 03, 2010
Version 1.5.7.2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Virtual Desktop Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.58MB
File Name DeskSpaceTrialSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,719
Downloads Last Week 54
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $24.95

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