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BumpTop outs 3D Mac desktop with multitouch gesture support

updated 11:45 pm EST, Wed January 20, 2010

3D desktop allows stacks, pinning files to walls

BumpTop has released its self-named 3D-desktop utility for Mac OS X. It presents a user's Mac desktop in a three-dimensional display, with four walls -- left, right, front and back -- and a floor, which is essentially the standard Finder desktop. It supports features such as Exposť Quick Look, while enabling multi-touch gestures for trackpad-equipped MacBooks and MacBook Pros.

The desktop allows stacking of files in a 3D presentation, allowing users to clean up or pile items and view the iyrmd independently in a grid mode. BumpTop's walls also enable files to be pinned for quick access or easy viewing, while a find-as-you-type search engine is also integrated. The desktop floor and walls can be customized with multiple images, or an overall theme can be applied.

BumpTop requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. The new desktop software is free to download in its standard version, while the Pro edition adds the find-as-you-type search engine and multi-touch gesture support for $30.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Demonike

    Joined: Dec 1969



    So BumpTop did exactly what Apple fied to patent a while ago:

    Never heard of BumpTop before, maybe it is a project, whose sole purpose is to get bought out by Apple, since it might prove easier than battling them in court. That's a modern business plan :)

  1. Zaren

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Around for a while

    There was a demo of this that I saw back in early 2008:

    Looks like they trimming down some features that I would have liked to get this out the door. Still, it's an interesting alternate interface, and I might end up using it.

  1. WiseWeasel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Bob's Your Uncle

    Looks like MS Bob is back, and he got a nice coat of shiny. This still seems like a chore to use, though it makes for a nice demo.

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