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    Jun. 01, 2018
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.90 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review

If you want to install a dock and have an enhanced taskbar, a wide variety of widgets, and many other features, then the Winstep Xtreme suite is for you.


Wide variety of widgets: Winstep Xtreme offers a great variety of widgets to add to your desktop.

Total desktop customization: With Winstep Xtreme, you can create any desktop. You can remove any extraneous items from your desktop and replace them with a streamlined series of docks and widgets that provide you with the functionality and look that you want.

Workshelf's tabbed dock: This is an alternative to a standard icon dock that allows you to create a tabbed dock. This is a fantastic organizational tool that allows you to make large numbers of items readily accessible via desktop navigation.


Oriented toward older versions: Although compatible with Windows 8, there is something about the design and functionality of Winstep Xtreme that seems very much aimed at older versions of Windows. In the modern environment, the Metro interface is designed to take the place of many of these tools.

Bottom Line

If your desktop is constantly cluttered with tons of files and icons, Winstep Xtreme can help you get organized. By using the dock, tabbed dock, and other tools, you can customize your desktop to make your workflow smoother, your desktop cleaner, and your overall Windows experience better.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Winstep Xtreme 14.11.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 18.5
  • Docks can now be accessed from NextSTART.
  • Media Player enhanced functionality.
  • New Delete Item effect category and effect animations.
  • Immediate Effect visualisation in Preferences.
  • Set all effect categories from same panel.
  • New Alarm overlays.
  • Performance improvements.
  • New 'Grab focus when activated' setting.
  • New 'Accept drag and drop icon customization only when ALT key is pressed' setting.
  • New 'Show Minimized Applications Only' setting.
  • Hidden dock showing running applications now pop up already up-to-date.
  • Fixed dropping files into running applications on the left side of the dock.
  • Fixed icon text looking bad when scrolling Shelf tabs with a light background.
  • Many other performance and stability improvements!
Publisher Winstep Software Technologies
Publisher web site
Release Date June 01, 2018
Date Added June 01, 2018
Version 18.5
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 47.93MB
File Name
Total Downloads 801,774
Downloads Last Week 7
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.9
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