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BumpTop- 3D Desktop for Windows or Mac – Organize Differently

What is your organizing style?

bumptopAre you the type of person who has color coded files in your office that you file and alphabetize every morning, or are you the proud owner of a messy desk that has a “system” where you know where everything is? Regardless of organizing style, the traditional desktop with icons that snap to grid doesn’t suit all organizing styles. For the creative minded who frequently use social networks, BumpTop is a 3D desktop for Windows or Mac that allows you to organize differently and interact with social networks in a unique way.

Throw notes up on your wall, throw your files together in a pile like you do real papers, sort them and unstack them, and even post pictures directly to Twitter, Facebook or email simply by dragging a photo icon and “bumping” it against the social network icon. I’m currently testing BumpTop out and it hasn’t slowed my Windows Vista down and it’s actually a pretty cool timesaver for several of my daily tasks (plus you can change the look which of course I love).

Here’s the product tour:

Now that you’ve seen it, what do you think? I don’t think it’s really a game changer, but it is pushing the envelope of what 3D technology on a computer looks like and how it functions and I just might keep it around! is not affiliated with BumpTop

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. nicholson

    January 27, 2010 at 8:22 am

    3D desktops are nice to use

  2. AmberAusten

    January 27, 2010 at 8:38 am

    This is so flippin kewl,…
    Also, I’m in love with your magazine and I’m hooked.

  3. Matthew Hardy

    January 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I’ve always had a fascination with the idea of 3D desktops, but sometime over the last couple of years I stumbled onto a configuration that has actually helped me be *more* productive: I don’t use the desktop at all. For MacOS X finder preferences, I’ve unchecked all “show these items on the desktop” and for Windows 7 there’s nothing on the desktop other than the recycle bin.

    The focus really helps and it’s *much* easier to quickly find items in the list view of a window. Close the window and… pristine clarity. Also, my default view for list view windows is by Date Modified. This means the the *last* thing I was working on is always at the top of the list, yesterday’s work just below that, etc.

    OK, I’ve geeked-out enough for now… 😉

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