WindowBlinds

WindowBlinds

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 710 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    18,307,396
  • Date Added:
    June 19, 2013
  • File Size:
    49.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,817
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 7/8

Editors' Review

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WindowBlinds version 8 brings a couple new features that include a brand new interface, better support for Windows 8, and SkinStudio, a theme designer that lets users create their own customizations.

There are four main aspects of your windows that you can modify: style, color, texture, and background. Styles are preset schemes to make your windows look new. Version 8 includes a couple new styles (including Win8, which mimics the flat style of Modern UI). Each style contains a substyle that'll modify a graphic or tailor your windows and taskbars to be more in line with your current version of Windows: 8, 7, Vista, or XP. You can also add or change a texture overlay to give your windows an even greater visual twist, complete with various color hues.

Version 8's more modern interface has made selecting a style much more intuitive and visually appealing. Preset styles are now showcased vertically on the left panel, with the selectable substyles and descriptions appearing on the right. Gone are the dozen tabs or so from the previous version and settings are now tucked away in a simple gear menu on the upper-right corner, mimicking much of the current progression toward flatter UI design. We actually found the new layout to be much more pleasant to use and refreshing.

Beyond an improved user flow and an ever-increasing library of downloadable themes, WindowBlinds doesn't really bring much to the table in terms of revolutionary features. However its only job is to make Windows look prettier and fancier than the original stock experience. Does it accomplish it? Yes.

A minor note is that though Windows 8 users will especially appreciate the greater control over their OS appearance, the Windows 8.1 service pack is just around the corner, as well. But for anyone running older legacy operating systems, WindowBlinds might just be the fresh coat of paint needed to make your PC look fresh again.

 
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  • Current Version

    3.3

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4 stars

"It is different think its kind of neat"

August 12, 2013  |  By kingbed42

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 8.0

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

None yet so far

Summary



Updated on Aug 12, 2013

Too bad its not free you only get it for 30 days

Updated on Aug 12, 2013

Too bad its not free you only get it for 30 days

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1 stars

"hangs and crashes"

July 01, 2013  |  By Shynnzu

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 8.0

Pros

good interface.. but

Cons

installed windowblinds and start8, and i am using vaio duo 11. when i cant seem to customize settings in start8, i try to restart the pc. windowblinds started to generate crashes and hangs right after i log-in. lucky i am just trying it, uninstalled. but the bad news is i bought start8, it is generating hangs too. windowblinds seem to make other vaio app and mcafee software to crash.

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5 stars

"Great Idea"

June 20, 2013  |  By McBee5

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 8.0

Pros

When I downloaded Windows 8 I didn't know I couldn't go back to Windows 7. It's hard for me to find what I need. Having this program it gives me the Windows 7 opening window and I LOVE that! I loved Windows 7!!

Cons

I haven't found any!

Summary

I love this program and would recommend it to anyone who would like to have the Windows 7 start button on the bottom left hand side.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0
  • All new user interface
  • Design your own skins with SkinStudio
  • Windows 7/8 support
  • General
    Publisher Stardock
    Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
    Release Date June 19, 2013
    Date Added June 19, 2013
    Version 8.0
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Desktop Customization
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 49.98MB
    File Name WindowBlinds8-cnet-setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 18,307,396
    Downloads Last Week 2,817
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $9.99

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