3D fileSpace
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Visual file system launcher with 3D drawers.   Shareware ($29.00)
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3D fileSpace is the easiest, quickest way of keeping on hand all the files and folders you use day to day, in a single window. With everything in one place you can:
  • Get direct point-and-click access to each of hundreds of items.
  • Drag and drop and perform Finder-like tasks without switching windows.
  • Spend less time navigating folders.
Add window panes for the Finder folders you often go to, and you'll have all their contents laid out in front of you simultaneously.
What's New
Version 1.2.1:
  • Fixes crash on OS X 10.6 introduced by previous version (Retina display support).
  • Multiple panes (new in 1.1): add window panes for the Finder folders you often go to, and you'll have all their contents laid out in front of you simultaneously. Instant access and direct drag & drop without having to navigate folders or switch windows!
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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3D fileSpace User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Thresher-The-Shark commented on 05 Jun 2011
Hello Jurassic Park.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Adrian commented on 01 Apr 2011
A new version! Excellent!!!
[Version 1.0]


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+3

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easer reviewed on 09 Apr 2008
This current Leopard release shows that the product is being tended to. Remember, the developer is also busy with Smart Scroll, which a lot of people enjoy using. Given that this is probably the developer's primary product, I'm sure a lot of time and resources have to go into maintaining that.

I know from conversations with the developer that some significant changes are being worked on for future versions of 3D-Space. The current version was sufficient for me to become interested.

I've seen some reviews at other sites that tend to dismiss 3D-Space without genuine consideration. My two cents is that people have preferred styles of managing information. Some like Apple's Finder. Some like the terminal. Some prefer split-panes, such as ForkLift. Others like the customization of PathFinder.

To say that any one product is bad or mere "eye candy" misses the mark. I prefer a visual representation of information, and 3D-Space provides a very useful way for me to process my data and information. Just because the approach does not work for some does not mean it does not work for others.
[Version 1.9.4]


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JetFireDX commented on 29 Jul 2006
I like to evaluate every release of this to see what is new. This version seems to have brought some nice speed improvements in the rendering of folders / icons with MANY images. I'd also like to thank the author for not limiting the evaluation time like others do...one request though? During the evaluation it is not possible to (or didn't seem to be immediately) to do any file / folder manipulation. Could this be enabled for say files of 10k or less and a limit to be able to move / copy / delete 10 folders per evaluation? How else could I decide if using 3D-Space VFS will be right for me or not?

Some other visualizations would be nice too. The flat plane is okay, though to me nothing more than an extention of the same 2D space we work in everyday...just tilted. (Although silky smooth in movement now on my MacBook.) Could the individual folders be mapped to spheres, cubes, etc... that could be fully rotated around rather than just "flown over"?

Thanks for the hard work on this and I look foward to playing with future releases.
[Version 1.9.1]

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md828 replied on 24 Feb 2007
I'm in agreement regarding the folder/file manipulation restrictions, I thought the software was handicapped and couldn't do it.

I think it's essential to have full features in evaluation version if you don't wanna scare away potential users.
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Nov 2005
I had to completely reinstall 10.4.3 and had a few problems getting 3D Space to work. The developer was very responsive in helping me to get it to work again. When the progam was not there for a few days, I relized how I have come to depend on it. It is a great application. You can put things in there that you do not access often and keep your regular dock tidy. This software has many features and I look forward to future incarnations.
[Version 1.4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Jul 2005
Love this thing, as far as it's gone.

Some criticisms are valid about it being high on the eye-candy scale, but still needing more meat-&-potatoes functionality to be a serious finder/dock substitute.

Having a 3D space take over the whole window was kind of disappointing.

I was pleasantly surprised at how stable it was, though it was something of a resource hog.

Far too cool to let drop. I'm anxious to see it mature!
[Version 1.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Jul 2005
I'd love this program if I could get rid of the dock icon.
[Version 1.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Jul 2005
This app. seems unnecessarily complex to be a normal launcher (it has nonstandard launcher features such as spring-loading), but far to simple to be a Finder substitute. As a Dock substitute it seems unnecessarily confusing and requires an unusually steep learning curve, and I could spend all night making a list of fairly basic and necessary things the Finder can do and this can't (I'll mention a few, to give you an idea: inability to open multiple windows, to do such simple things as create duplicates, access any level deeper than the Home folder (except the computer's Application folder), access other mounted volumes, move files or folders up the nested-folder hierarchy as well as down it). So it's really neither fish nor fowl, and not very satisfactory in either capacity. It's really just another multiple dock implementation that's gotten a little big for its britches.
[Version 1.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jul 2005
This app does what it says, but it simply isn't anything groundbreaking. The fact that you can rotate the camera and view your icons in a POV-type fashion is overshadowed by the fact that when the application has a real chance to shine with a 3D engine is completely wasted. I'm talking about navigation, here. Someone did a demo a few years ago with an actual 3D navigation app, where the folders were represented with circles and when you navigated, it branched, animated, and filled the folder you switched to all very fluidly. This application lacks any fluidity. I already have a Finder, and this application seems to be rather silly because it's really NOT all that different.
[Version 1.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jul 2005
In fairness to the author of this app., I've only had this up and running a day or so and I'm not familiar with all its ins and outs. But here's my initial take, anyway. As an alternative to the Finder, it's stunningly attractive from a visual point of view. But I'm not at all certain it can do everything that the Apple desktop/dock combo does, and I'm less certain that it can do very much that the Apple interface can't do. I'm also concerned about the cost of this app. I don't mean the money, $30 seems reasonable, but CPU and GPU requirements, and memory consumption. So, a bit regretfully, I'll probably wind up passing. If I'm ever going to go for a Finder substitute I need to be convinced that it is genuinely superior to the Finder, not just different.
[Version 1.3.1]


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Version Downloads:2,131
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:01 Jan 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.00
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3D fileSpace is the easiest, quickest way of keeping on hand all the files and folders you use day to day, in a single window. With everything in one place you can:
  • Get direct point-and-click access to each of hundreds of items.
  • Drag and drop and perform Finder-like tasks without switching windows.
  • Spend less time navigating folders.
Add window panes for the Finder folders you often go to, and you'll have all their contents laid out in front of you simultaneously. You can pan, zoom and tilt the view inside each pane so it shows its contents as you prefer, and you can expand a pane anytime you wish to see it full size.


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