Aston will turn your Desktop into the more powerful, fast and beautiful operating environment. Aston contains all the basic shell components as well as widgets, which enable advanced Desktop features. Aston supports themes, live wallpapers.
Version: 2.0.3Gladiators Software announces the release of most awaited Aston product - Aston shell, software that replaces the standard Windows desktop and makes it more usable, beautiful and customizable.
License: Free To Try $29.95
Operating System: Windows
Many Windows users find the standard desktop too rigid and inflexible.
Aston offers the completely unique approach with yet unseen features and themes with live wallpapers.
The basic feature that makes it so unique is that Aston is fully skinnable and customizable. You can freely choose from many themes and pick the one that suits you the most.
If you want to give your designing skills a try you can even make your own themes. The advanced skinning engine is very intuitive and your imagination is the only limit.
Every element of the theme: menu, desktop, panels - all can be tweaked and customized, thus letting one create yet more convenient working area.
Widgets push the limits of usability and customization even further. You want to know the weather forecast, your system resources or something else - no problem!
Widgets extend the start menu and panels usability in a subtle but yet powerful way. You have the choice and full control of what and how it will be displayed keeping your computing smooth and enjoyable. Therewith, Aston is known to be one of the most stable Windows shells ever.
Switching to Aston is easy because it incorporates all the things that you are already familiar with, and not only that, Aston makes them more efficient.
Integrated search makes searching through your local drive as well as the Internet fast and convenient. Efficiency and convenience is just one dimension of this powerful application.
Aston is superior in almost every respect, starting from supported operating systems (Windows XP / Vista/ 32 and 64-bit), multi-language support.
Animation can be used for almost every element and every widget achieving stunning effects.
Aston is the combination of beauty, style and efficiency, a kind of desktop you deserve.
Version 2.0.3: Added widget transparency Added ability to add custom folders to main menu Added more time options for automatic wallpaper change Added maximized windows in Flip 3D/Expose modes Added command line mode in search widget Fixed bugs with hotkeys on Desktop, in menus, in Explorer
Version 2.0: - Added the "Launch bar" widget - Added the "Toolbar" widget - Added the "WinSwitch" widget - Added 'Hotkey' tab in Aston Preferences - Added Shell Swapper, utility for switching between Explorer and Aston shells - Added new "Task list" option
Version 1.9.5: RecyÑle bin plug-in is re-written anew Added new AltDesk control plug-in "Run as..." option is added to the context menus * Fixed bug with installation in Windows Vista * Fixed bug in Search and DiskEx plug-ins
Version 1.9.4: Aston now supports AltDesk "Individual set of icons for each desktop" Shell stability is increased. Event option is added to the Calendar.It lets you to create a reminder about some occasion for a certain date. Lots of fixed bugs in Search, Main Menu, DiskEx and SkinClckEx plug-ins.
Version 1.9.2: Multimonitor support (you can place different wallpapers and icons on all monitors) New resource types supported:3pic,ANKz Completely new documentation new theming tutorial Tray clock plug-in now has a build-in calendar New search plug-in Task previews Lots of bugfixes Lots of small tweaks