WindowBlinds

WindowBlinds

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 710 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1
  • Total Downloads:
    18,337,558
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 28, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    49.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,476
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 13 votes

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  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 710 votes

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    • 2 star 60
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4 stars

"An above-average program for theming - with problems."

December 06, 2010  |  By samw40

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.1

Pros

-Great visual UI when in the program
-Easy to apply themes
-Lot of built-in customization options
-Wide range of downloadable themes
-Trial period

Cons

-Difficult to install themes
-Not all options work on all OS versions
-High price considering the free alternatives

Summary

I love theming my Windows XP SP3 machine - I really do. I especially liked the ease of downloading a theme to my desktop, only to find a WindowsBlinds file. Two weeks ago, I finally broke down and purchased Windows Blinds.

So let's start with the good: It's a powerful program. It can be used by the tech-savvy and those less so. There are many built-in features, and when you add in the thousands of themes available, you have almost unlimited options for you desktop. Almost.

Unfortunately, WindowsBlinds' features aren't for all systems. On Windows XP, I was unable to activate transparent window frames. Even more, when I went digging through the settings for a similar option, it was greyed out. $19.95 for greyed-out options. *Sad face*

Another thing I wasn't satisfied with was the proccess of installing themes. Though most installations were successful, there were at least two themes that I couldn't load up. And some of the default Windows themes - that's right, people, made by Microsoft themselves - wouldn't load. It just went to the Windows Classic theme. I later researched this problem, and found out that this seems to happen to cracked versions. THIS got me mad, because I paid twenty bucks for this thing - I didn't download a crack. Maybe a glitch; but still a problem.

The last thing I want to note is the price. While people seem to buying it up anyways, there are free alternatives. Themes can be downloaded that aren't for WindowsBlinds, and I use TrueTransparency for clear window frames.

Overall, this is an above-average program for those who strongly want it - but don't forget that there are definitely some pretty good alternatives, too.

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4 stars

"A Good Program"

November 29, 2010  |  By LiamYum

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.1

Pros

It is really good it makes Windows XP look really good! :O

Cons

Nothing :)

Summary

It can make Windows XP look good. That's why I like it :)

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4 stars

"Great for changing the theme of my desktop instantly."

November 16, 2010  |  By lemier14

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.1

Pros

makes my Windows 7 look lie MacOS.. LOL! >.<

Cons

not free..

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5 stars

"Awesome Software"

October 08, 2010  |  By Ameer_96

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.1

Pros

your desktop theme can be change with your own

Cons

it is a free trial product and cannot be downgrade

Summary

i will use until the trial period expire

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2 stars

"Not worth the install on this computer"

October 03, 2010  |  By zoomie666

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.1

Pros

I liked the options and themes available as well as the ease of use.

Cons

Poor results. I chose one of the plainest options, the monitor showed a hugely magnified window, lost the Start button, and the windows moved in a very choppy way as they were opened or closed. I uninstalled the program, choppiness continues.

Summary

I am very disapppointed in the product, since the company has other programs which I quite like.

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3 stars

"I like it........."

September 30, 2010  |  By t3final

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.1

Pros

I like this themes.......but......

Cons

I haven't found anything that I don't like.

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5 stars

"I really really love it!!"

September 06, 2010  |  By missmichelle1932

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.1

Pros

I like everything so far

Cons

I haven't found any yet

Summary

its worth it to download, its worth it to buy it too

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5 stars

"I love WindowBlinds"

August 30, 2010  |  By techguru26

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.1

Pros

Allows you to customize desktop themes with a myriad of options. Very easy to set up and use.

Cons

Trial version runs out too fast =(

Summary

This product is a must have for anyone who gets tired of staring at the same screen all the time.

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3 stars

"Excellent UI Design and transparency"

August 19, 2010  |  By G-Pachek

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.1

Pros

The way the designers carried out the UI through out the theme

Cons

I think it's my computer with only 1 gig of Ram which made all styles run extremely slow to the point that I had to remove them so I could keep working.

Summary

It you have the ram and are still running XP, then you will enjoy this product, especially the way the designers carried our their styles through out the operating system.

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5 stars

"Excellent Software--Endlessly delightful."

August 10, 2010  |  By jdtoomb

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.1

Pros

A seemingly endless supply of skins allows me to change the look of my PC as often as I like. With version 7.1 I can also recolor or re-texture any skin I have.

Cons

I haven't found anything that I don't like.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.1
Version 7.1 adds new skins, new texture features, and performance improvements.
General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date June 16, 2010
Date Added June 28, 2010
Version 7.1
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 49.98MB
File Name WindowBlinds8-cnet-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,337,558
Downloads Last Week 2,476
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.95

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