How to get Flip 3D effect in WinXP

Windows Vista is marked as a eye candy operating system by many users. The feature I like most is the Flip 3D in which all the open windows can be viewed as a 3D stack. This Flip 3D effect can be implemented in WinXP with the help of a small application named WinFlip. This is really a small & light application that you can use without compromising with the performance. It is just 422KB (Zipped Archive) in size and doesn’t slow computer a bit.


(1280 X 1024 Screenshot – Click to Enlarge)

I tested it on a rig of Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz with Intel 965 Motherboard having 512MB DDR2 667Mhz ram installed on it and to my surprise it works like a breeze. This application uses a single MB of ram when it is idle and when in Flip mode, its memory usage reaches 7MB and the peak usage was of 40MB. It doesn’t require a install but you need to keep it running to use the Flip 3D effect. It minimizes itself to the system tray reducing clutter on your workspace. To make it work everytime you use your computer, just create a shortcut to it in the startup folder and you are good to go.

I hate things that hinders the performance factor and when I tried this application, I actually found that it has increased my efficiency because it makes management task very easy when I have many windows open. If you want a lil eye candy that can actually enhance your experience without hindering your performance level, then I highly recommend this application to you. And the best part is that it is a freeware.

I read this quote somewhere that is coming to my mind.

The Best things in life come for free.

You can download it here.

Do post your opinion about it.


15 responses to “How to get Flip 3D effect in WinXP”

  1. shivansh Avatar

    buddy….. ๐Ÿ˜†

    keep it up….

  2. Thanks Shivansh but what made you laugh? ๐Ÿ˜†

  3. Thanks a lot Ash! Pretty cool! Let me test it now ๐Ÿ™‚

    BTW, its “The best things in life are often free…” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. @Mohan
    You are welcome. Its not exactly what you said. ๐Ÿ™„
    Anyways corrected to what I think I read a time ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Looks pretty good buddy. I’m tempted to try it out.

  6. @Brown Baron
    You will find it useful.
    At my first install, I was not able to stop myself from playing with it for a while. ๐Ÿ˜†

  7. quite cool…good find buddy…

  8. @Techblissonline Dot Com
    Thanks buddy

  9. Fantabulous ๐Ÿ˜€ .. splendid find. Really liked the effect in vista, too bad vista had to go …. ๐Ÿ™

  10. @Atif
    I am glad that you like it. ๐Ÿ™‚
    And I corrected your name.

  11. Gurujee Avatar

    Thanks very much buddy… :mrgreen:

  12. @Gurujee
    You are welcome buddy.

  13. Hahaha, Rofl ๐Ÿ˜€ .. actually thats my nick ๐Ÿ˜€ .. got it when we encountered C++ for the first time, a typo stuck with my friends, so thats what im called ๐Ÿ˜€

    its actuallt Atof : the string-to-float function ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. @Atof
    ๐Ÿ˜† Corrected again. Actually I think it was a typo as your email id contains the word “atif”.

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