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TotalSpaces is a desktop manager that brings back grid Spaces to OS X and more!
  • Define your grid - and navigate left, right, up and down between your desktops
  • Choose your transitions - Cube, slide and other effects, or turn them off altogether to really speed up your mac
  • Manage your desktops and windows from the Overview Grid - a birds-eye view of your grid
  • Hotkeys, hot-corners, circulation options and more

What's New

Version 2.0.17:
  • [New] Compatability with OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks.
  • [Fixed] Changing dock defaults plus restarting Dock.app should no longer confuse TotalSpaces2.
  • [Fixed] You can no longer swipe between desktops whilst the screen is locked.
  • [Improved] It is no longer possible to add an arbitary number of rows in layout preferences.
  • [Fixed] Possible hang in Dock due more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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F451 Member IconComment+393
F451
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There are now two versions of TotalSpaces:

1) TotalSpaces is for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion only,
2) TotalSpaces2 is for OS X Mavericks.

TotalSpaces2 for Mavericks is a paid upgrade from TotalSpaces. Please download it and test it before upgrading your licence.

Existing TotalSpaces users get a 40% Discount. Upgrades for recent purchases (since 10th June 2013) are FREE.

Upgrade price is $10.80.

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Version 1.2.11
Henry Duarte
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Hi there. How do I get the upgrade price? I can't find the option anywhere

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
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Excellent Software!

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Version 1.2.11
Jazzyguy
+1

Hey some AH actually removed the 5 stars I gave to this application. Apparently they don't like this app or they are displaying their total ignorance. Moronic behavior doesn't work on MacUpdate.

Robin  Carmack Member IconReview+0
Robin Carmack
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Very nice app! I am not a fan of mission control. Workflow is much easier/smoother in this app ;)

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Version 1.2.9
Aargl Member IconComment+354
Aargl
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Does anyone know of an app that lets you spread ONE window across at least TWO spaces?
This is where Spaces would be useful to me.
As it is, it's just a useless eye-candy. (don't yell at me, I understand the use if you have multiple apps on each space, but most of the time you've got one window > one space, so it's just a "transition effect" for switching apps, ain't it? ;-)

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Version 1.1.3
sjk
+2

"Does anyone know of an app that lets you spread ONE window across at least TWO spaces?"

Maybe with CodeTek Virtual Desktop Pro (orphaned by the developer about five years ago). I'm not aware of any current product that does.

"I understand the use if you have multiple apps on each space"

Virtual desktop apps are generally less useful to me that way, e.g. who wants to run a VM app in the same space with other apps? :)

An exception is for multiple apps with windows small enough be displayed simultaneously (with minimal or no overlap) and interacted with in a single space.

"but most of the time you've got one window > one space, so it's just a "transition effect" for switching apps, ain't it? ;-)"

No necessarily. I keep more than one window open, for one or more apps, in multiple spaces.

Leaving windows open in different spaces can be easier to visualize and interact with across that spacial plane than "traditional" app/window hiding/switching on a single desktop/space. It's sort of like having a larger virtual monitor, minus the support for windows to cross space borders (that you asked about). Using spaces lets me retain predictable window views/layouts that can't be achieved with single-space window shuffling.

Aargl
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Thanks for those explanations! :-)
I've tried for a while, at least two spaces, hoping I would slowly find how to take advantage out of it, but it doesn't bring nothing to my workflow.
Like everything on earth, something is good for someone, something else for someone else, that's life. :-D

sjk
+3

"… but it doesn't bring nothing to my workflow."

That would be something. :)

Maybe you'll find it useful in the future if your workflow changes. Thanks for the followup.

Cowicide
+2

>useless eye-candy

Spaces save me time. Time is money. To each their own.

Jazzyguy
+3

I agree fully with Cowicide. He is right on! This app saves me time and as he stated "time is money"

Aargl
+0

To avoid any confusion, I wasn't particularly talking about this app (the reason why I didn't make a proper "review" — no, I'm not the "AH that removed the 5 stars" ;-)), but about Spaces in general, though I wouldn't give bad names to people loving Spaces: "To each their own" as wrote Cowicide (being French, I didn't know how to say it in good English ;-))
My aim was to find an app to split windows across 2 spaces (specifically mixing a ProTools session with lots of tracks would be great, or putting the Mix window on a space and the Edit window on another one) but I still haven't found any.
I'll retry Spaces some day, I swear! ;-D

Cowicide
+0

Aargl, I'm not sure I understand exactly what you want to do with your windows, but it sounds like Mavericks might give you more options. Should be getting released pretty soon, but of course, YMMV.

Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3699
Jazzyguy
+2

I am registered with Total Spaces. I have been using it for a long time. Every now and then suddenly the GRID appears and I can not get off the Grid. I can't click on any thing on the grid and I can't use Force quit. It happens too often and I have to do a HARD Shutdown by holding the power button. It has gotten so bad that I can no longer have it as a log in item and I have quit it.

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Version 1.1.3
Iliketrash
+0

Binaryage: I described this very same problem on this page in Fall, 2012. I found TotalSpaces to be completely unusable for this very reason.

Jazzyguy
+1

I haven't seen this problem again.The new update is good and I no longer have this problem with Total Spaces.

Iliketrash
+1

Thanks, Jazzyguy. I'm now running 1.2.9 for a few days and this problem has not appeared. From their web site, it was possibly this, fixed 3 December 2012: "Activating expose in the overview grid with many windows present (> 20) on a single space caused excessive CPU and delay." Not sure that what i saw could accurately be described as "excessive CPU and delay" but, perhaps, inaccurately. And it happened every time, not every now and then. Anyway, things seem OK now. And the app uses less RAM than I would have guessed if you believe Activity Monitor.

Rad Wagner Member IconReview+0
Rad Wagner
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Wow! I had an older version that I turned off because it was too buggy, but 1.1.3 is fantastic! I have only been using 1.1.3 less than a day, but I am so impressed that I wanted to submit a quick review. It is working well with OS 10.8.2 on a MacBook Pro and a Mac Pro. Setup, hotkeys, functionality, interface are all excellent so far. It brings back the functionality of Apple's old Spaces, and more.

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Version 1.1.3
Rad Wagner
+0

After about two more weeks I have had no problems. The hotkeys were easy to configure, vertical and horizontal window-drag to a different space, navigation and the grid view work well and I am very satisfied. I have a 4 x 4 grid (16 desktops) and use about 10 of those pretty regularly. This app brings back the pre-Mission Control interface - very nice, highly recommended.

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
+1

I'm putting in a new review for this version and I am giving it 5 stars. I am doing this so that the developer should get the recognition and appreciation he well deserves.In addition this runs great in ML bringing the feeling of Spaces that I love in My Snow Leopard Macs.

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Version 1.1.3
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
+2

Great App as Spaces looks a lot better on ML. In fact Spaces are more like my Snow Leopard Macs with this great app.5 stars for sure.

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Version 1.1.0
Stormchild Member IconComment+387
Stormchild
+0

Didn't have much luck with this. Immediately after I installed it, my desktop turned gray, the Dock disappeared (and wouldn't relaunch), and the TotalSpaces icon in the menubar was beachballed and wouldn't respond. Pretty much just hosed my machine until I uninstalled it.

Not recommended.

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Version 1.0.5
kapps Member IconComment+16
kapps
+1

Does this allow assigning a specific desktop to an external monitor ?

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Version 1.0.5
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Bondodesign
Version 2.0.17
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brfer
Version 2.0.11
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ErvinsS
Version 2.0.5
user icon+0
jessfrancis4800
Version 2.0.2
user icon+28
Morpe
Version 1.2.9
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Peekay
Version 1.0.5
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Doc Mole
Version 1.0.5
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DirkM
Version 1.0.5
user icon+19
S/ash
Version 0.10.3
user icon+148
Gitteboy
Version 0.9.10
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Date 05 Feb 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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