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BumpTop is a fun, intuitive 3D desktop that keeps you organized and makes you more productive. Like a real desk, but better!

What's New

Version 1.05.2:
  • Removed Jan 31 and all expiration dates
  • Fixed bug involving dragging from Finder
  • Fixed bug involving crash on startup after changing texture
  • Fixed bug that prevented loading some textures that worked in 1.01

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Tessi Member IconComment+46
Tessi
+5

Get BumpTop for free at:
http://mac.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=70460&t=4&i=1

This free tool is that great that google bought it.

You can get it at link above.

Enjoy it!!!

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Version 1.05.2
Shock-J
+0

BumpTop is not fully compatible with Lion. It will launch, but it will only appear on one Space, not all of them. And when switching Spaces, you get a flash of the underlying documents on the Finder's desktop. It is a shame that Google bought and has let it fall by the wayside.

Mac007 Member IconComment+198
Mac007
+2

They've been bought by Google so no more Bump Top for you.

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Version 1.05.2
Zx81 Member IconComment+324
Zx81
+1

They're now developing apps for iPhone and Android. No mention of this app on their site. Pity.

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Version 1.05.2
Digiangel Member IconComment+15
Digiangel
+1

No longer free, please remove from Freeware catagory

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Version 1.05.2
Soap.cx Member IconComment+2
Soap.cx
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I use modbook,only stylus, and I love BumpTop, now no more trash on the desktop .... and 4 more desktops! awesome and very integrated.....

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Version 1.05.2
Mrcham Member IconComment+95
Mrcham
+0

Does BumpTop use Flash? My MBP goes up to 98 degrees celsius with version. Maybe I'm doing something wrong ...

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Version 1.05.2
ehd Member IconComment+86
ehd
+0

How does this make one more productive?

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Version 1.05.2
Aetnaria Member IconComment+98
Aetnaria
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BumpTop has been acquired by Google as of April 30, 2010.
http://bumptop.com/

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Version 1.04.2
Aetnaria
+0

Looks like their latest version (1.05.2) of the free download is only available from then through today.
http://eol.bumptop.com/download.php

Tbnw
+0

Weird. Do we expect 3D desktops in chrome OS sometime soon then?

md828 Member IconReview+42
md828
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After following this project since a few years ago, I was very happy to see a OSX version finally come out. I eagerly started testing it to see if I could replace the default desktop but I immediately encountered several issues which are impeding me to switch. I hope the following observations are helpful:

• Font sizes are too big and there is too much text truncation - by default font sizes should be the same as the Finder and it'd be nice being able to customize fonts.
• Stacks expanded view is too small - the default size is a 3x3 icon grid which is too small and one needs to do a lot of scrolling. Possible solution: make the window bigger by default and make it resizable.
• Files on a wall can't be moved to desktop as a selection - when selecting files from the wall and trying to move them to the desktop, only 1 file moves, the rest stay on wall. Solution: Allow moving selections to desktop.
• Expanded stacks don't auto-close when launching files or opening folders - on a expanded stack when opening a folder, the stack doesn't auto-close like OSX stacks. Solution: stacks should always auto-close where appropriate to reduce clutter.
• New Folders aren't placed on the right spot: When right-clicking and creating a New Folder, the folder gets created in the middle of the screen. That's counter-intuitive in a spacial environment. OSX had this issue and Apple fixed it in Leopard. The folder should be created on the spot where it was clicked with mouse or touch input.
• No Spring-loaded folders - this is an excellent OSX feature that is not present on bumptop. The lack of this feature hinders productivity for many OSX users.
• No formatting on notes - notes can't be formatted to have bigger fonts or colors.
• Stacks can't be arranged by date or name. Request: Allow arranging stacks by name, date, size etc.
• No icon grids - the lack of icon grids contribute to the "messy" look of bumptop. It'd be nice if there were grids.
• No labels - Labels in OSX boost usability since one can tag and prioritize items with color. It'd be useful if bumptop had labels.

Other comments, kudos:

• Rearranging icons inside a stack spatially: awesome.
• Big and small icons on the desktop are great, productivity boost.
• Walls: excellent, placing notes there is great, also a clipboard may be nice too, productivity boost.

These are my first impressions, I hope the project keeps improving and some of these observations can be taken into account.

I'm rating it as 4 stars for the premise of the concept even though it's unfinished and in early stages of development. It has a looooooooong way to go to become usable, but the potential is there.

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Version 1.04.2
Tachy0n Member IconComment+34
Tachy0n
+0

It runs kind of slowly on my PowerMac G5 Dual 2.3GHz. That said, I like the idea but a couple of things about the UI could be modernized.
Why must I click the mouse each time I want to make the icon bigger or smaller? Couldn't I change the size using a drag action on a little handle, or with a slider that would respond to scroll wheel input, or something that lets me bind a keystroke to it, or some sort of clickless interface such as in http://dontclick.it ?
Also John Gruber is right. It could and should be a complete FInder replacement. Whenever you open a folder, it could replace the whole BumpTop, as you are 'inside' it.
Each folder could have different wallpaper (Floorpaper?).
Also, a key to make the mouse 'sticky' such as in the utility Zooom would be great for quickly organizing files.
I do like the nonsquare icon selection tool. Nice. Keep up the good work.

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Version 1.04.2
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hiroQ8Q
Version 1.05.2
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Downloads 66,599
Version Downloads 63,531
License Free
Date 07 May 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free