the Hell is 3DTop Anyway ?
3DTop is a study into the usefulness of a three dimensional
GUI (Graphics User Interface). For too long have we denied ourselves the
freedom that is only offered by 3D games. A 2D Desktop is all well and
good for simple procedures, but after a while it can make you feel cramped
and limited by what you can do. As technology advances, so too should the
basics of our software, after all, everyone who uses a Windows OS, or even
a GUI within Unix depends on their desktop for the vast majority of functions
they will ever use.
short, 3DTop uses the icons that are present on your normal desktop and
represents them in 3 dimensions instead. This approach enables you to fly
around your desktop, change the shape of the icons and arrange or drag
them in 3D also.
In addition you can create coloured spotlights,
paintings (bitmaps), background and floor textures, clocks, flags (shortcuts)
and whatsoever the future may bring.
We are already developing plug-ins to use within
3DTop to further increase its functionality. For more details go to the
In the end what you can expect is a program with
straightforward (and therefore fast) OpenGL-based graphics that doesn't
mess with your computer's settings, doesn't change the registry-settings
in any way and is a seriously cool way to view your desktop.