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ProjectDesktops is a unique desktop manager for OS X, it lets you have multiple desktop folders for different projects. Essential for anyone who has trouble coping with a lot of files on their desktops. If you are a desktop paradigm user this app will enhance your workflow, reduce your desktop clutter and keep you on top of your files.

Allows creation, deleting, switching and displaying of multiple desktop folders. Features keyboard switching, files position tracking, folder changing, etc...

You can try the ProjectDesktops for 14 days by using our v1.0 trial.

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Custom desktop backgrounds for ProjectDesktops
  • Open desktop set to icon view by default


  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor

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Mextex Member IconComment+32

When switching desktops, also the . localized file is removed. So the desktop name changes to english after switching away from the initial desktop.
However, I like the app

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Version 1.2
Gengis Member IconReview+13

I tried the demo version of this program, in my opinion it is a very simple and lightweight application, but at the same time it is really powerful and useful.

I agree that it could be improved with features for the dock and so on, but I think it already does a great work as it is, and I hope that upcoming functionalities will not make it heavier for the system or complicated to use.

I don't like the animation function, I don't want any animation or other special effects, I turned it off and for me this is the best setting: just fast and clean operation is the best for everyday use.
I believe the developer dedicated much time to this desktop switch animation, but honestly I believe it lowers the perceived quality of the application, I simply would remove it.

The only problem for me is the price: I am a developer, I don't pretend to know what there is into this application, or how many hours the developer worked on it, but in my opinion this application is overpriced for what (I suppose) it technically does, so I'm not going to buy the full version at the moment.
My suggestion is not to invent additional functionalities just to justify the current price, but to simply lower it for the moment until new and really useful features will be added.

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Version 1.2

Hi Gengis,

Thank you for the review. We have decided to drop the dock idea because in our opinion it would break the workflow we wish to achieve with our application. We believe dock is not in any way connected with user projects and should stay the same all the time.

On the other hand we've added customizable backgrounds (v1.2) per folder because we think that this serves our idea well.

Right now we are trying do develop desktop folders search functionality that will enable users to search through all projects desktops and easily locate where the searched file is.

Regarding the animation, we are preparing the "middle way" option, there will be a simple fade-in, fade-out effect for those users that dislike the current animation.

Regarding the price, we lowered the price to 14.99$ and we are considering all the options that will allow us to go lower. But right now and mainly because of the tax system in our country if we go with any price lower than this it will just be more affordable for us to give the app for free, so we are stuck with it for the moment:(


Hi Tmilovan,
thank you for your reply.

I can understand the problems you are reporting about the price because I had the same problems with the first application I developed: I was wanting to sell it, but in the end I decided to distribute it for free and allow users to send me donations (because free donations are not taxed in my country).

Anastasio Member IconReview+16

Nice, clear, clean, promising. But I agree with the comments of Bruno Moreira. PD is still in its infancy, and perhaps it was launched a little bit too soon. Yet I couldn't keep myself from buying it, because the basic concept is quite good. I hope the developer will reward my confidence in ProjectDesktops' future with some nice updates.

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Version 1.1
Bruno Moreira Member IconReview+1
Bruno Moreira

I am using the trial version, and why do I give it a 4? Well, because it's simple, does it stuff, and I can't find a similar that does what this does: to have different desktop each with different app shortcuts and folders.

What I don't like: 1) the animation option; for me a simple fade in/out would suffice, and the box is...well... really ugly.

What I miss: 1) a different desktop picture for each project desktop; 2) a different dock for each project desktop (that way we could have app shortcuts on the dock and files/folders on the desktop). (take for eg. a look at Dock Spaces).

So I believe this can be a great app if it includes background+desktop+dock integrated switching. And I think it would be all in terms of functionality, and the rest would have to be done on the UI level.

Right now I think the fair price tag would be between 10/15$, and with all the functions suggested, 20/25$.

My humble opinion.

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Version 1.0

Bruno thank you for your feedback.

What I can say is: backgrounds are definitely coming in one of next versions. Your suggestion about fade-in animation is interesting and I think we can add it as an option. Dock suggestion is also interesting so we will do some research in that direction too.

Thanks again for your input.


So, basically, you want Spaces back.


Custom backgrounds added, price is down to $14,99 for a time.

Bdikkat Member IconComment+211

Does this have different desktop backgrounds for each desktop? quartz transitions? Can't tell. Can't try, so can't buy.

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Version 1.0

Different backgrounds coming in the next version, transitions are animated (but can be turned off). We will publish the video next week, and demo is coming soon too.

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Version 1.2
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Downloads 1,734
Version Downloads 672
License Demo
Date 12 Apr 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $14.99
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