5 Top Free Windows Desktop Enhancers
Getting bored with the look and feel of your Windows PC Desktop? I’ve wanted to purchase a MAC for quite some time, but have trouble justifying paying the extra dough. Instead, I’ve found a viable solution to trick my brain a bit.
Using desktop enhancers is a perfect way to give your Windows desktop a makeover. I’ve taken the most popular desktop enhancers and displayed them below. Best of all, they are all free. I weeded out the ones that will cost you. Happy modding!
ObjectDock is my favorite desktop enhancer on the list. It serves as both a task manager and program launcher, giving you the look and feel of a Mac. There are quite a few modifications you can make, while picking from rollover animation effects which include swinging and magnifying effects. The program is very easy to configure. Here’s a few favorite customized desktops I found.
VistaGlazz is ideal for Vista users, but works with Windows XP and Windows 7. It patches some Vista controls allowing you to better control the appearance, while simplifying the tweaks taking advantage of the transparent look. Third party themes and styles works with VistaGlazz.
The Winstep Nexus Dock gives you quick access to your most frequently used applications and docking them or floating them anywhere on your screen. You can use widgets, live icon reflections and take advantage of effects such as mouse-over effects, drag-and-drop and the ability to display running applications on your system tray.
LogonStudio lets you modify your Windows XP logon screen. The application comes with quite a few logon screens, but you can find many more at WinCustomize.com. The built-in editor lets you create your own if you’re feeling creative.
Bump Top is a fun, intuitive, 3D desktop that keeps you organized and makes you more productive. It combines the look and feel of a real desk with the power of your PC. You can pile your files, flip through websites and toss your photos up to Twitter or Facebook quickly and easily, right from your desktop. Advanced search and sort capabilities make sure you can find your files when you need them. Personalize your desktop with custom themes, sticky notes and photo slideshows and turn your desktop into a useful, fun space instead of a graveyard of lost or forgotten files.