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WinSplit Revolution

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 10 votes out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.04
  • Total Downloads:
    42,974
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 12, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.49MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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The spread of wide-screen monitors has prompted renewed interest in programs that manage open windows on the desktop. WinSplit Revolution is just such a program. It's freeware that lets users quickly snap windows into a variety of sizes and positions using hot keys or a tiny number-pad-like "virtual numpad." While it's great for wide-screen LCDs, it works on any monitor.

WinSplit Revolution's installer let us choose regular or portable installation options. We chose the regular option, which lets you run the program at startup. The portable version can be installed on a USB drive and removed cleanly. WinSplit opened with its tiny, translucent number pad interface, which has eight directional arrows around a central button. We started with the arrow pointing to the upper right corner of the desktop. Clicking it reduced the size of the top open window and moved it to that corner. Clicking the next button clockwise moved the window to the right-hand side of the screen, reducing it to a tall and narrow format. We followed the arrows around the number pad, and our window moved around the desktop with it. Clicking the central button maximized our window. We could still see the semi-opaque number pad, but it didn't obscure much of the view. During the setup, the program noted a hot key conflict that we had to resolve in order to use all of WinSplit's hot keys, which duplicate the number pad's functions. Right-clicking the program's system tray icon let us access and quickly edit the hot-key settings. The Layout settings included a small version of the desktop for configuring the size and placement of windows. The tabbed Options dialog let us choose a language, import and export settings, configure the virtual number pad, enable the Drag'N'Go feature, and other settings.

With a little tinkering, it's possible to set up WinSplit Revoution to quickly move windows all over the desktop to preselected positions with a few keystrokes or mouse clicks. The Web-based Help file does a fine job of explaining how it's done, too.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Problem with spiting excell files"

June 06, 2014  |  By balayethossan

2014-06-06 21:57:25  |  By balayethossan

 |  Version: WinSplit Revolution 11.04

Pros

WinSplit Revolution 11.04 is working very nice,i am facing problem with Excell files, which are not split as like as word or other files. my OS is WIN 7, pls. give me a solution.

Cons

pls. give me a solution.

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5 stars

"This is what I've been looking for!"

February 26, 2012  |  By KevinProv

2012-02-26 10:24:58  |  By KevinProv

 |  Version: WinSplit Revolution 11.04

Pros

Hotkeys! Resize, position, and sent window to my other monitor, all from the keyboard! This is very cool, and what I've needed for years.

Cons

None that I can find. Except, I could not find it here on Cnet with a keyword search. Searches here are preposterous. I searched on line for something to manage windows on the desktop. I just happened to check to see if Cnet has it, so I could review it.

Summary

I'm using windows XP with multiple monitors, and this is the best, and most useful desktop app that I have found.

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1 stars

"Messed up two computers"

February 11, 2012  |  By howardferns

2012-02-11 11:00:53  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: WinSplit Revolution 11.04

Pros

I grudgingly give 1 star because it does at least do what it says it will.

Cons

I installed it on 2 computers running IE8 and XP, and after I have finished using WinSplit and exited the program, some of the pages I used on it (but strangely not all of them) are reduced size the next time I open them, like a quarter of the screen. This is happening on both machines. I tried every which way, for example maximising windows in WinSplit before closing them, but the problem still occurs, even after the next day's reboot. WinSplit is not running at startup, and anyway I have uninstalled it now, but the problem is still happening. Furthermore I have tried every trick I can find on Google to get those windows to stay maximised, but nothing sticks.

Summary

I now deeply regret having installed WinSplit Revolution, and all I can say is use it at your own risk.

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4 stars

"Very good utility for working with multiple windows"

October 28, 2011  |  By ckanda

2011-10-28 10:09:44  |  By ckanda

 |  Version: WinSplit Revolution 11.04

Pros

Easy to use, quick way to organize windows on Desktop

Cons

Read the documentation. I tried to use it without reading the help and got frustrated. But after reading the help, using WinSplit has become second nature.

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5 stars

"The best unknown utility ever!"

October 14, 2011  |  By mstabile

2011-10-14 10:24:08  |  By mstabile

 |  Version: WinSplit Revolution 11.04

Pros

Significantly increases desktop efficiency, save time and hassle of re-sizing windows.

Cons

My guilt for not having paid anything for it.

Summary

I've used this for years on many home/work computers. It's totally stable, reliable and unobtrusive. I have never recommended any Windows utility more highly.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.04
Version 11.04 includes the improvement in the installer and uninstaller language and bug fix in the update or uninstall process fails because of a dll file that can't be replaced.
General
Publisher WinSplit Revolution
Publisher web site http://www.winsplit-revolution.com/
Release Date April 12, 2011
Date Added April 12, 2011
Version 11.04
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.49MB
File Name WinSplit-Revolution-v11.04.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 42,974
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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