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Editors' Review

by   / December 22, 2014

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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 19.2

v19.2 fixes an issue with the weather module returning N/A for certain locations, adds support for HTTPS weather connections, allows setting fixed width and/or height for Grid Stacks, adds a new Light Mode to the User Interface to match the upcoming April update Windows 10 light mode, further improves handling of UWP apps (Sticky Notes), and offers many other stability improvements!

General

Publisher Winstep Software Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.winstep.net/
Release Date February 28, 2019
Date Added March 11, 2019
Version 19.2

Category

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 44.57MB
File Name xtreme.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 802,203
Downloads Last Week 4

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.9
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