Bumptop after 2 years in Beta has finally been released to the general public,for the moment it is only available for PC’s running Windows XP, Vista or windows 7.But what is Bumtop?
Bumptop is a Windows 3D desktop application which make your desktop operations fun, intuitive and much more customizable.so you can Drag or resize icons according to your taste and post stuff on the walls. “Like a real desk,” it says on its website. “But better.”
It transforms your desktop into a 3D environment that lets you use it like a real desk, pin up photographs, pile related items into stacks and more. This environment integrates with your digital life, helping you organise files, browse images, write notes and even update your Twitter, Facebook and email.
Key features include:
Intuitive Organization: BumpTop uses the power of the PC to let users quickly and easily find the files they’re looking for. Frequently used files actually appear larger and heavier than lesser-used ones, becoming visually more important. Users can search by keyword and quickly gather related files into a pile, toss them directly onto a USB key or attach them to a new email, all in one step.
Productivity Enhancer: BumpTop is the ultimate digital assistant and can instantly clean up users’ cluttered desks with Auto Pile, intelligently organizing their documents into tidy piles without losing instant access to everything.
The Social Desktop: BumpTop lets users stay connected with their social networks. Users can toss photos to Twitter and Facebook in just two steps. Users can also pin up photo frames on their BumpTop walls, cycling through the latest photos from Flickr, Picasa or other photo RSS feeds.
Personalized User Interface: BumpTop gives users a customizable desk and walls to create whatever look they like, using the rich variety of user-created themes or generating their own. The walls are perfect for pinning up Sticky Notes, photos or important documents.
Bumptop really highlights when combined with touch screens, as evidenced by this video on engadget:
Minimum System Requirements
- A 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, with latest service packs
- A Pentium 4/Celeron 1.8GHz or Athlon XP/Sempron 2200+ or desktop/mobile equivalent
- Minimum 1GB system memory
- 15 MB available hard disk space.
- Intel 915 integrated graphics or Nvidia GeForce 6200 or ATI X300 or better with updated drivers
- OpenGL 2.0 driver support required (may require additional drivers available at bumptop.com)
- Internet connection required for activation
“BumpTop is bringing a new level of fun and interactivity to desktop PCs,” said Jeff Herbst, vice president of business development of NVIDIA, in the press release. “Harnessing the capabilities of a graphics processor, BumpTop creates a 3D representation of your own desk, and this will dramatically change the way people interact with their files, photos, videos and more.”
There’s a standard version, which is free, and a pro version of BumpTop, which costs $29(!).