The 3D Desktop

3D desktops, window managers, and filesystem browsers

Project Looking Glass (Sun Microsystems - Linux/Solaris; Windows):
» http://www.sun.com/software/looking_glass/
» https://lg3d-core.dev.java.net
» http://webcast-east.sun.com/archives/GSN-1312/GSN-1312_forjds.mov

Metisse (Linux, Mac OS X):
See demonstration video and screenshots at:
» http://insitu.lri.fr/~roussel/videos/metisse/metisse/metisse.mov
» http://insitu.lri.fr/~chapuis/metisse/screenshots/
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

3D-Desktop (Linux):
» http://desk3d.sourceforge.net/screenshots.php
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

Croquet (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows)
» http://www.opencroquet.org
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

3D-Space VFS (Mac OS X)
» http://www.marcmoini.com/f3_en.html
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

MacWarriors 3DOSX (Mac OS X)
http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/macwarriors/projects/3dosx/index.html
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

SphereXP & SphereXPlorer (Windows):
SphereXP is a 3D window manager; SphereXPlorer is a 3D web browser
» http://www.hamar.sk/sphere/
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

NTT SpaceBrowser (Windows):
» http://www.ntts.co.jp/products/spacebrowser/
The documentation is is Japanese; a short English-language overview is published at:
» http://infosthetics.com/archives/2005/08/spacebrowser.html
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

3DTop (Windows):
» http://www.3dtop.com
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

Clockwise Win3D (Windows):
» http://www.clockwise3d.com
» http://www.clockwise3d.com/win3dplatform/TheMovieWeb.htm
Read: "The Impact of Window Desktop Design on User Performance : Microsoft Windows Explorer vs. ClockWise Win3D" at:
» http://www.otal.umd.edu/SHORE2001/winDesktop/
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

3DNA (Windows):
» http://www.3dna.net/products/gallery.htm
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

Rooms3D (Windows):
» http://www.rooms3d.com
» http://www.rooms3d.com.sg
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

SpatialResearch Spaces (Windows):
» http://www.spatialresearch.com/spaces/
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

Blueberry 3D Desktop (Windows):
» http://blueberry.sourceforge.net/
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

CubicEye (Windows):
online demos, but no downloadable software available. Looks similar to Microsoft TaskGallery.
» http://www.cubiceye.net
[Link verified 10 March 2007]

Microsoft TaskGallery (Windows, discontinued):
» http://research.microsoft.com/adapt/TaskGallery/
» http://research.microsoft.com/ui/TaskGallery/pages/video.htm

listing of UI studies referenced at Sun's LookingGlass 3D site [click here]