Bumptop is a cool, new type of graphics interface. I first heard about it from a TED talk. (If you don’t know about TED talks, get yourself to Google and find out!)
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I was entralled right away. I just learned this week that versions of the software demo’ed in the video above have been released (a free version and a $30 version.) So of course I had to try it.
I tried it, I liked it and I even bought it for myself.
Here’s why. Organization is NOT a particular talent of mine, and that extends from real desk tops to virtual computer desktops. And I have always felt that I was fighting with operating systems to let me have the flexibility to organize the way I wanted too.
When I am creative and working on a project I am a paper shuffler, a doodler, a sketcher, etc. Windows and even OSX don’t know me, “get me”, let alone, appreciate me. I think Bumptop is going to evolve into something amazing! (Especially when touch screens really hit the markets!)
Here are a few screen shots:
1. The full desktop. Note: Simple, clean and I would even say “warm.”
2. I can decide the things that I want to group together. (Here are some of the “hot” project folders I am working on a lot these days. I can give them customized “icons” too.)
3. Gathering them is a simple, fluid mouse gesture (and will be cooler with a touch screen!)
4. And that group is now a pile.
5. With a pile, I can flexibly visualize the group in a number of ways.
6. Here’s a grid for example:
This grid can toggle back to a pile too.
The screenshots don’t do it justice, but it is cool!
I’ll see you on the web!