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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome tool"

    July 16, 2013  |   By vzerv6fz

    Version: goScreen 8.3.0.505

    Pros

    Lots of great options to choose from.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Summary

    Finally, VDM that works great on my Surface Pro.
    Also, new Cascade command is just stunning - such a simple idea, such a big difference.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Schizophrenc interface"

    March 4, 2013  |   By nickrusso

    Version: goScreen 8.2.1.473

    Pros

    Some easy tweaks

    Cons

    Many inscrutable tweaks
    Probably could destabilize system if you don't know what you're doing.
    MULTIPLE ADWARE/ADDON apps during installation. go SLOWLY and read carefully. This is why AVG did not want to let me run it. I still trust CNET enough to give it a go.

    Summary

    To get the most out of this, you would need to be a programmer or script editor of some kind. There are a few easy tweaks, but to do anything more complex, you have to understand a lot of "OS-speak," e.g. ".CM13RCMLayoutEvent(.CM13RCMLayoutEvent)." What is that?

    There are also Registry items listed that would be dangerous to play with.

    I find it marginally useful.

    Updated on Mar 4, 2013

    This was intended for Right click enhancer. Irrelevant.

    I give goScreen 4 stars. Very useful. The only issues are the terms used (control bar, Window List, Launch Pad, Page Surf...) are not defined, and it takes a lot of trial and error to decode them to get what you want. There are also check marks next to menu items that can't seem to be unchecked. I finally got it going the way I like it, but I think I could do more if it was a more understandable UI. There was some weird transparent "bar" across the top of my secondary physical screen set to click-through that obfuscated desktop icons. It took a lot of guessing to get rid of it; I still don't know what it was or how I did it.

    The "start with Windows" option set two instances going; one in all users, one in current user. I removed both and put the app into the regular startup folder-no issues now.

    I like having the apps button window near my start button and the four virtual desktop buttons in the notification area.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very useful. The best VWM I've found for Windows."

    February 1, 2013  |   By bearvarine

    Version: goScreen 8.2.1.473

    Pros

    It has quite a number of features that become more important to you after using it for awhile. It is flexible enough to adapt to your style of using Virtual Window Managers. I like having my VWM as a auto-hide sidebar on the right, so it does not interfere with my use of the Windows Task bar at the bottom. It has a lot of cutesy window transitions, but I just use the quickest switcher mode it has because I found this distracting.

    Cons

    Not a true VWM in that you cannot incrementally scroll through the larger window space in less than discrete full-window switches. Sometimes gets into contention with other programs that want to force the window map to the background. Crashes occasionally, but this is not often (once every few weeks) and it is no big deal.

    Summary

    It is quite useful and blends in with the OS after getting used to it. Must-have.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Its best but needs some improvement"

    December 15, 2012  |   By TakToMyZh

    Version: goScreen 8.1.1.453

    Pros

    Just super, especially if you like learning the treasure puzzles.

    Cons

    I think, as an idea, the improvement would be to add setup option with few best modes of suggested by author initializations: for desktop; for desktop with 2 monitors; for small resolution screen; for touchscreen; etc.
    And some demonstration mode.
    It would make lazy and busy folks happy.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Way too complicated"

    August 15, 2012  |   By kei_man

    Version: goScreen 8.1.1.453

    Pros

    Does the stuff (after spending hours configuring it!)

    Cons

    Instead of making you increase productivity... it makes you waste your time configuring the tool.

    Summary

    A typical example of developpers adding settings each time there is a choice to make, instead of deciding!
    Conclusion: if you are bored and wonder what to do in the next 7 days, you can install the tool and try configuring it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Reliable, configurable virtual desktop manager."

    June 19, 2012  |   By billmc215

    Version: goScreen 8.0.2.424

    Pros

    Lots of configuration options.
    Can be as flashy, or as unobtrusive as you want it to be.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    I've been using goScreen at work for almost 7 years. It's always been a reliable and extremely useful tool. It is endlessly configurable with keyboard shortcuts, rules for individual application windows, desktop transition animations, and a lot more. I have mine setup to be very inconspicuous so that I interact with it exclusively through keyboard shortcuts. Couldn't be happier with my decision to purchase it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Problems with alternat.Thats why I stick with goscreen"

    October 25, 2011  |   By mutombo2000

    Version: goScreen 8.0.2.424

    Pros

    very good program, switching virtual desktop and everything else works instantly, fewer issues [compared to other alternatives ]with unexpected appearing of an open application in a wrong virtual desktop.Original nice features:
    1)u can switch desktop by going with the mouse to the left edge of screen and click. Its wide: you can easily click without looking.
    2) easily drag and drop open windows from one v.d. to another

    Cons

    help manual isn't perfect: u cannot know which feature they are talking about, for inst: they call virtual desktops "pages" for some reason.But explanation how it works is OK.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Can't Live Without It!"

    October 12, 2011  |   By kaseyeilts22

    Version: goScreen 8.0.0.421

    Pros

    Makes organizing soo much easier! Can create different shortcuts for each desktop. I can do homework on one page, look at facebook on another, research on another; and keep switching quickly between each!

    Cons

    I can't really think of anything! Maybe the fact that using the launcher and trying to set it up to have a certain number of rows and columns was a little difficult...it tended to snap to certain sizes and it took me awhile to get what I wanted.

    Summary

    Go Screeen is something I can not live without. I actually downloaded the free trial... when my trial was up I really didn't have any money extra in my account....I had to go 2 weeks without, and it drove me crazy! The second I had an extra $28 I bought it and couldn't wait to get it back up and running! Thank you for helping me keep my busy life organized!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Absolutely Indispensable"

    July 25, 2011  |   By aisarosenbaum

    Version: goScreen 8.0.0.421

    Pros

    Very configurable with hotkeys for quick toggling between desktops. Configuration can be exported and imported. Very important for me when I change jobs.

    Cons

    Just some nits to pick:

    1) Better default settings. I setup hotkeys for quick toggling between my desktops and showing and hiding the window list.

    2) I would like to be able to see the titles when no windows are open in a workspace.

    Summary

    I've never written a review before, but this product deserves my highest praise. I can't work without this software.

    As a software professional, I almost always have literally hundreds of windows open continuously. This software allows me to keep my projects organized, including remote desktops. After setting my preferences, I can toggle between desktops with hotkeys, allowing me to work as fast as I can think. Without this software, my brain has to constantly wait while I re-arrange my windows as I switch project contexts.

    This is quite a superb tool.

    As I said, absolutely indispensable.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best virtual desktiop"

    November 29, 2010  |   By bascaves

    Version: goScreen 7.0.2.351

    Pros

    Stable, fast virtual desktop
    Replaced ReflectionX Virtual desktop since a long long time.
    Love auto start option per window.

    Cons

    Additional Profiling it for different usage. I.e. Business or Private usage starting different programs and more or less virtual desktops.
    Not yet a Windows 7 64-bit version

    Summary

    Keeps working fine since i switched from XP to Win7-64.
    Great support from Andrew. Stay small and do it right
    Keep it simple and fast with the needed functionality . This is the strength of the program.

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