October 19, 2008

BumpTop : Rethink your desktop

With changing times, we have seen PC's and Laptops becoming sleeker and more & more sexier.But though the outer looks or configuration changes, the Desktop still remains the same/boring; this is the thought that gave rise to BumpTop.As the founder Anand Agarawala claims that "He wanted his desktop to be an exact reflection of his office desk and hence, he started BumpTop".

As BumpTop website states:
BumpTop is a fresh and engaging new way to interact with your computer desktop. You can pile and toss documents like on a real desk. Break free from the rigid and mechanical style of standard point-and-click desktops. Interact by pushing, pulling and piling documents with elegant, self revealing gestures.
You can check out the interesting demonstration of BumpTop below:



As seen from the video,the usage of BumpTop makes the desktop more lively just like your working desk, but it would be very interesting to see the statistics wrt CPU consumption,memory uage etc. for the same.

You can sign up for a Beta invite here and if you are very curious to see BumpTop in action, check it out here.You can also follow BumpTop on Twitter.

The unanswered question:
Apart from making the desktop look real & cool, which real life problem is BumpTop trying to solve[since, no one wants the desktop to be as cluttered like his/her work desk] ?..Any thoughts...

PS: Thanks @ArunRam for the tip on BumpTop smile

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4 Comments:

At Oct 26, 2008, 12:34:00 PM , Blogger EagleEye said...

It is real world if it resembles real world:-)

 
At Oct 28, 2008, 2:22:00 AM , Anonymous Himanshu Sheth said...

Hey,
@EagelEye:
Sure,it resembles real world, but question is "Do we really need it?"

Else it is just like a new theme :) What are your thoughts on the same?

-Himanshu Sheth

 
At Oct 30, 2008, 12:23:00 AM , Anonymous Purnank said...

I am really waiting to the beta of this tool...

I have come across many Desktops just piled up with icons and icons... and no way to organize them there.

With ample physical space on screen, you can still handle a higher number of files, but that's not possible on desktop.

 
At Oct 31, 2008, 3:30:00 PM , Anonymous Himanshu Sheth said...

Hey,
@Purnank:
Thanks for the comment.Agreed,that not many icons fit on the desktop but do you think that just by piling files (that too on the desktop) solves the problem?

Like me,many people may not prefer to spend time by searching for important files on the desktop.

But yes,like you I would also give a try to BumpTop :)

-Himanshu Sheth

 

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