VirtueDesktops

Version: 0.54 Beta 5 || Release Date: 2007-06-13 || License: GPL Developer: Tony Arnold | App Owner: tonyarnold

“VirtueDesktops” is a virtual desktop manager for Apple’s Mac OS. It offers features, eye candy and configurable options that no other desktop manager on the mac has added yet. Sadly, VirtueDesktops is no longer under active development. It is based upon the work done by Rich Wareham on DesktopManager (specifically the CGSPrivate headers), which is an alternate open-source virtual desktop application.

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29 Opinions

I tried this for a week since it seemed really slick, but I got frustrated with how it works. Somethings should be intuitive (e.g. adding/renaming desktops) but either aren't or just don't work.

Happily returned to Desktop Manager, which is stable, works excellent, and has the menubar pager (I love that).

This can bind the apps like desktop manager can.
It also doesn't "vanquish" the other open windows in other desktops when you quit it (Desktop manager is meant to put them alll into the original desktop but it doesn't...they just disappear)
Overall a very good app.

As other do, I use this for when I'm running Parallels for Windows XP. 2 keyboard strokes and a cool half-second flip animation later I'm in full screen Windows just like that.

what make this better than desktop manager for me is the ability to bind and app to a specific desktop. not that easy to figure out, but works great after you get it set up.

I really prefer Desktop Manager

I love this software. It, along with quicksilver, is one of the apps that I use to inspire Mac envy in my windows friends.

Brilliant, feature-rich desktop manager. Should be integrated into OS X, imho.

Use this with ShadowBook (works on Powerbooks and MacBook Pro's) for some serious Wiz-skillz:

http://blog.medallia.com/2006/06/shadowbook.html

I use this mostly when I'm booting into Windows with Parallels.

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