Windows only: Long in beta, the 3D desktop application BumpTop has recently been released to the public. Check out the video below to see the spatial-based desktop in action.
BumpTop is a Windows application that turns your desktop space into a 3D workspace. It has come a long way since its 2006 prototype. Since then, the interface has been refined and a host of features have been added. You can sort, stack, and search items on your virtual desk. Photos and documents can be pinned to the walls of your virtual workspace or grouped together in piles, and thanks to integration with the API of popular social media sites uploading files is as easy and tossing the stack of them onto the icon for that social network. Check out the video below to get a better sense of how the desktop functions:
BumpTop has a free and commercial version. The two are identical except the free version has had a handful of features removed like the ability to drag and drop file stacks onto USB drives, limited sticky notes, flipping through piles like a deck of cards, and having your most used files automatically grow in size to have greater visual weight on the desktop. The commercial version is $US29. What say you dear readers? Would a 3D desktop be a boost to your productivity and speed your workflow or end up as cluttered as your real desk? BumpTop is Windows only. BumpTop [via Digital Inspiration]