Madotate

Madotate 2.02.02

Manage windows more easily in a 3D desktop

If you find your desktop gets overwhelmed by too many open windows there are a number of solutions, from the extravagent like investing in a second monitor, to applications that try to give you an expanded workspace, like the spaces feature of Apple's OSX Leopard. View full description

PROS

  • Doesn't require a lot of resources
  • Can improve space management
  • Cool 3D effect

CONS

  • Not 100% compatible with some new programs

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If you find your desktop gets overwhelmed by too many open windows there are a number of solutions, from the extravagent like investing in a second monitor, to applications that try to give you an expanded workspace, like the spaces feature of Apple's OSX Leopard.

Madotate is a free English language version of a Japanese developed tool that adds a fourth button to the top right of your windows. Alongside close, full-screen and minimize appears a 3D button. Clicking it will transform your window into a tabbed 3D image, which takes up much less room.

The app was designed for Windows 2000/WP, but also seems to run fine in Vista. The only problem we found was with Adobe Air programs - they don't crash or slow down, but don't transform properly. This was developed before Adobe Air, and unfortunately hasn't been updated since. The 3D effect is quite cool, but if you've played with Deskspace it seems pretty basic in comparison, although Madotate has the advantage of being free.

Matodate is a resource friendly way to add a space saving 3D effect to your windows.

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Madotate 2.02.02

— User reviews — about Madotate

  • nrdgalor

    by nrdgalor

    "no multi-monitor support"

    does fine on one monitor. with multi monitors ( i have 3), you can't move the 3d windows to another monitor screen. if... More.

    reviewed on June 14, 2012

  • AiryOn

    by AiryOn

    "Madotate screwed up my computer"

    I tried Madotate and it screw up my computer, every time I tried to use my scroll wheel all it did is make the stuff in ... More.

    reviewed on June 11, 2011

  • dude28

    by dude28

    "startup"

    just place it in your startup folder in the startmenu (old skool isent it) :) iive been using it for a while now its ... More.

    reviewed on June 12, 2009

  • csbolakbalik

    by csbolakbalik

    "it's exciting, but ...."

    i like it because it doesn't take large resources. however, i was upset it can't be loaded at startup.... More.

    reviewed on January 5, 2009

  • sa1

    by sa1

    "Coolioh"

    overall 10 out of 10, especially considering its free. More.

    reviewed on April 24, 2008

  • amoebios

    by amoebios

    "Try again, it's worth it"

    Well, okay, i can't say if it's "worth" it for You, but i think it's cool. The download works now, so try again. If it... More.

    reviewed on April 2, 2008