Platform: Windows XP
Number of downloads: 251
With this great five-in-one toolkit you can enhance the functionality of your desktop environment by adding new buttons to the title bar of every program window.
These extra buttons allow you to do a number of different things with program windows on your desktop, including minimising windows where you want them (i.e. to the system tray).
Another neat feature is the ability to 'roll up' and 'roll down' windows, so that when rolled up only the title bar is visible. This is a function that has been available on Macs for years.
Windows can be 'disciplined' too - made to open in a certain position and at a certain size. The program will also prevent pop-up windows from launching if you wish.
Windows 2000/XP users can make windows semi-transparent or completely transparent.
Actual Windows Manager is simple to use: every program installed on your PC is listed in its left-hand column and, once you click on a program, any or all of the functions can be added in the right-hand window.
Why some of these functions aren't built in to Windows we don't know, but they should be.
Purchase price: $49.95