BumpTop Beta Invites Available – First 200 Responders

Some exciting news yesterday from AppleInsider about an Apple patent filing pointing to a multi-dimensional desktop for the Mac. While all that is good and exciting, the great news is that a 3D Desktop is available right now on the PC via BumpTop, and we’ve got 200 exclusive beta invitations to hand out.

For your chance to beta test this very exciting application, all you have to do is:    

1) Read this fantasic BumpTop review by GottaBeMobile.com forum member JasonJ

2) Then, post a comment to this article with something interesting / exciting that you learned about BumpTop via JasonJ’s review and can’t wait to try out yourself once you begin using the BumpTop Beta . Be sure to include your email address in the email field so we can get an invite out to you.

The first 200 to do the above steps will get a BumpTop Beta invitation. So, are you gonna wait a year or so for Apple to put some meat to their patent or do the 3D Desktop today on your PC?

We are just now downloading the beta and will be working on an InkShow over the weekend, so stay tuned.

UPDATE: We are closing the invites on this beta. Everyone who responded will get an invite.


  1. Brian K

    12/12/2008 at 6:24 am

    Wow! I learned I really don’t think this would be a good replacement for Object Dock but I would be willing to give it a shot. Doesn’t seem as customizable as O.D. and seems to eat a considerable amount of memory.

  2. McClain

    12/12/2008 at 6:40 am

    I can’t wait to see how this runs on my x200t. I love the idea of making icons smaller or larger depending on their importance. This will help me procrastinate less since I won’t be able to hide icons/files that I need to work on! Thanks for the invite.

  3. Gavin

    12/12/2008 at 6:57 am

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to be able to organise all my files in to sensible stacks like I do with my real desk. Also the look of more screen real estate would be fantastic for my small 12″ screen.

  4. PaulC

    12/12/2008 at 6:57 am

    I learned that
    1) bumptop will allow you to set different icons to different sizes!
    2) my beta request at the web site will probably be quite a bit more wait, so I am glad that I can get one of these 200. :)

  5. Vyk

    12/12/2008 at 6:58 am

    I’ve seen video previews of this a while ago but haven’t seen this review yet. Seems like they’ve refined it much =)
    I’ve wanted to try it out the moment I’ve seen it.
    I’ve finally gotten my x200t two days ago and I would love to try this out.

    The fact that it gives you more room on the screen by making it 3d would be really nice, I’m used to having a lot of realestate on the screen from my desktop. All those shortcut gestures are really cool too.

    I didn’t know that it would allow you to use different wallpaper for each wall and floor. That is really cool.

  6. Bryan

    12/12/2008 at 7:00 am

    A co-worker showed me a vid of this a while back and we were amazed. I had actually kind of forgotten about how cool it was until GBM started posting info recently. Really curious to see how it will interact/coexist with the docking programs people use (i.e. Rocket Dock) since those are mainly launchers but many use them as desktop replacements.

  7. Josh Smith

    12/12/2008 at 7:06 am

    I learned that if the Tx1000 can handle it, my tx2000 should be up to snuff. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Rick301

    12/12/2008 at 7:08 am

    I learned just how boring my XP box has been … and how much better it could be! Finally I can organize my desktop like I organice my desk.

  9. Johan van Mierlo

    12/12/2008 at 7:18 am

    Wow…. I guess it is time to get my desktop organized ;)

  10. Mike

    12/12/2008 at 7:24 am

    The 1st time I have heard of Bumptop came from this review. If you haven’t looked at the review since it originally posted, hit it up again: Jason added more info (including more great screenshots)!

  11. tfserna

    12/12/2008 at 7:27 am

    Via JasonJ’s review I discovered and got instantly excited about bumptop… Then visited bumptop’s website and got even more excited as I learned there is also an OSX version of the product!!

    Looking forward to trying it out!

  12. Matt Long

    12/12/2008 at 7:35 am

    You can only switch between five fixed view points according to JasonJ’s review. ;-)

    Bring on that invitation. ;-)


  13. Michael Venini

    12/12/2008 at 7:39 am

    I learned that JasonJ’s desktop before BumpTop was very messy.

    Just kidding…Well, not really.

    It was a great review. I was very interesting to see if this really does create more room, and by the review it looks like it does.

    I would LOVE to try this program out!

  14. SinSilla

    12/12/2008 at 7:50 am

    Looks promising indeed!

    I´m a huge fan of customization, and the ability to use different wallpapers for the…um,walls…makes me think of so many great ways to enhance the whole “desktop experience”. I hope it can cope with high res textures, some of them look very blurry on jasons screenshots.

  15. Kevin Purcell

    12/12/2008 at 7:56 am

    I wish that it was more truly 3D as Jason said in his “drawbacks” section, but it still looks cool and I’d love to try it out.

  16. Joukev

    12/12/2008 at 7:58 am

    This review is the first true account of what might happen. I once was involved in 3D interfaces for operating systems (3D Rooms/Fusion – master’s thesis: http://dutoce.io.tudelft.nl/~jouke/personal/docs/ThesisVerlinden.pdf ) and think this would be excellent for my coming (albeit a bit delayed cf http://www.gottabemobile.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=7062&SID=4db78cb5a42z67b87e1d39b28bf71481) Dell XT. I expect that the support on touch sensitivity might probably not work on the Dell (as photoshop etc) but the capacitive touch should be awesome ;-)

  17. Florian

    12/12/2008 at 8:04 am

    I really like the different sized icons as well as the easy way to pile things up…;-)

  18. mun

    12/12/2008 at 8:10 am

    i liked the increase in real estate. it should be really helpful for people with laptops that have small screens.(Like me)

  19. Rubixhacker

    12/12/2008 at 8:20 am

    I enjoy that it will work with my gateway tablet that uses a wacom pen

  20. archiwiz

    12/12/2008 at 8:32 am

    Via JasonJ’s review I was very impressed with the different-wall customization of Bumptop. I’m the type of person that needs to be able to see everything on my desk or desktop so having a program like this, with preview capabilities would be invaluable. Creating piles, tying knots, icon size customization, the much-increased screen real-estate, and the fact that it plays nicely with a Tablet PC makes it a must-have for me.

  21. Feydaykyn

    12/12/2008 at 8:38 am

    Hi, i’ve been waiting for the beta since the first time i heard about it ! In two years i’ve succeeded in keeping my desktop tidy and i really want to mess it up!

  22. randy

    12/12/2008 at 8:40 am

    Awesome! As a student, I’d love to start using BumpTop to put together all my little things that seem to get lost. I’m getting an x200t touch, so the touch options for BumpTop stand out to me, along with the cool flip out effects. Based on JasonJ’s specs, I’m positive I can run this without a problem.

    A desk is pretty much standard for a student…why not have one you can carry around all day?

  23. Edward

    12/12/2008 at 8:49 am

    That’s a great software useful in the business world. I love how you can visualize your ideas and put them in assorted arrangements so you can find them later. Using a 3d arrangement so that the walls can be used is pretty nice. I think I can finally start to get organized in my own creative way.

  24. Stephen

    12/12/2008 at 8:50 am

    I’m excited about the ability to gain screen real estate on s smaller screen like the Dell XT. I’m interested to see if they will be jumping on the multi-touch bandwagon though and what additional functionality they could add if they did so.

  25. Peter

    12/12/2008 at 8:52 am

    I saw this at the Wired NextFest last year in LA. I really want to try is on my tx2051, especially the ‘fan out’ feature that JasonJ talked about. It seems really pretty, but we’ll see how useful it actually is.

  26. Chan

    12/12/2008 at 8:58 am

    I have a messy desktop as Jason recommended BumpTop for. Luckily I’m running Vista and can preview some document I have on my desktop while putting them in places I can find them faster. I can’t wait to try it and see how creative i can get.

  27. Joe

    12/12/2008 at 9:00 am

    A co-worker showed this to me and I thought it was one of the greatest advances in an OS GUI in a long time. I’ve got a small tablet PC that this would be perfect for.

  28. Brian

    12/12/2008 at 9:15 am

    I can’t wait to tie a knot to create piles! He’s correct it is brilliant. I try really hard to stay organized and this is just what my tx2000 needs.

  29. Kris

    12/12/2008 at 9:16 am

    This looks great, I just got a tablet, and I really like the idea of (even artificially) increasing the screen real estate on the desktop.

  30. ChrisRS

    12/12/2008 at 9:30 am

    I had seen a few screen shots of this before but the review gave lots of information. I like to ability to make stacks. From wht I see, the 5 preset views are adequate to my uses.

  31. Kenrick

    12/12/2008 at 9:44 am

    I’m curious to try the size distortion of the icons and see if I really get more effective desktop space. It’s also real exciting to see something at the desktop level optimized for an active digitizer!

  32. Erin

    12/12/2008 at 9:55 am

    Based on Jason’s review I’m looking forward to claiming some screen real estate and the ability to organize my numerous desktop icons in a more logical manner. Reducing the size of the less used icons is also a bonus.

    My only real concern is running this on my Fuji U810. I think once I downgrade to XP it will run fine.

  33. Jim Gay

    12/12/2008 at 10:14 am

    The appeal of BumpTop to me is the apparent ability to organize projects using desktop icons. Currently, I only use desktop icons for temporary files. With BumpTop, I could possibly put all my working files on my desktop. Then my computer desktop would work just like my…uh…desktop, and my My Documents folder would function just like a file cabinet.

    I am curious as to how well it will work with multiple monitors.

  34. Lisa

    12/12/2008 at 10:15 am

    Anything coming of this for seniors will be welcome:

    Address our poor eyesight?

    Perhaps an audio version

    variable sound levels or mouse cursor vibration feedback


    http://www.zillow.com and Google maps Satellite View – Street View panning feature for virtual 3-D of user’s actual home/ office interior photo in combination with BumTop OS Win Vista Ultimate AeroGlass.

  35. Zit

    12/12/2008 at 10:23 am


    Well, I mostly found that if it runs on a tx1000 it will probably run at least ok on my x60 and/or x41.

    I was never a big fan of the desktop as I tend to mess with it with icons of files and shortcuts everywhere making it as messy as my phisical desktops. So I changed my habit and have some shortcuts with vastly different icons distributed around the desktop each pointig to commonly used folders. Same thing on all my machines.

    Maybe with BumTop I can find an easier way to class shortcuts and even drop my recently used files there.

    Hope to get the invite and thank you for the work.


  36. tivoboy

    12/12/2008 at 10:30 am

    Wow, this looks really great. Reminds me of another “desktop” solution on another platform from years ago. But, this one is the our MACS

  37. David

    12/12/2008 at 10:56 am

    I’m intriqued by the potential impact of the visual changes to the icons on the walls, versus a 2-D layout that is similarly laid out.


  38. John F

    12/12/2008 at 11:04 am

    I’m really looking forward this coming onto the market. I hope there is / will be a possiblity of additional configurations via plugins or addons allowing for more gestures and effects. This really seems like the logical solution to the limited real estate on tablet pcs.

  39. Blair

    12/12/2008 at 11:24 am

    I’ve been waiting for a product from this group for ages. I love the concept of grouping files into piles like in the real world – I have lots of piles but I know what is where!

    I loved the way he could use custom photos to create cool “rooms” on his desktop. I was also glad to hear the memory needs were not too high, it should run pretty well on my M700. I’d like to see how/if it can work on multiple monitors.

  40. Jason

    12/12/2008 at 11:48 am

    This is my first time hearing about this product even though I’ve wanted something like this for ages. Sounds like an amazing product Seems like it’d be a great addition to my new tablet.

  41. Jose R. Ortiz

    12/12/2008 at 12:00 pm

    I learned that we are nowhere near having an optimal virtual desktop but Bump Top seems to finally give us a step in that direction. As much as OS X and Windows has tried to add eye candy, it is still the same old GUI. I would love to try something new like Bump Top.

  42. Tony W

    12/12/2008 at 12:31 pm

    Very interesting review. I liked the Pros and Cons, good sense of what it can and cannot do. I can’t wait to try out some of organizational features that Jason mentioned. In particular, “tying knots” sounds like a genius idea for pulling things together. I’d be interested to see how this will affect my workflow and how the performance is on my system. Thanks!

  43. Elmstrom

    12/12/2008 at 12:34 pm

    always wantet to try it out, since i saw the first youtube video of it.

  44. smh

    12/12/2008 at 12:36 pm

    interesting, would be nice if support for dell or hp multitouch could be provided. in my opinion that could test the potential of bumptop, personally i find using tablet mode much easier and more convenient but more often then not the lack of support for touch-navigation in vista/linux is disappointing – i personally hope that bumptop can fill this gab.

  45. KenHinckley

    12/12/2008 at 12:55 pm

    You know I want one!

  46. Ben

    12/12/2008 at 1:04 pm

    I can’t wait to try it out on a tablet with touch, like the Dell XT..

  47. Mark B.

    12/12/2008 at 1:05 pm

    Great review! I found the concepts of using piles, differential icon sizing, and customization of the wall/floor the most interesting features of BumpTop. I am looking forward to exploring the software in a business setting to aid in the typical ‘juggling’ of tasks, documents and changing priorities in a consulting role(i.e. in a Project/Program management).

    PS: I viewed a demo last year on Ted.com and have been waiting to get my hands on this software (specifically for my convertible tablet)!


  48. Yolanda Villa

    12/12/2008 at 1:26 pm

    I have to admit that when I first read about BumpTop I wasn’t all that interested; it seemed a bit gimmicky and I didn’t think it would be worth the resources spent. However, reading the whole of Jason’s review has actually changed my mind, particularly given the more recent updates to the beta.

    What really caught my interest is the icon customization Jason writes about.

  49. Rod Fee

    12/12/2008 at 1:29 pm

    Fantastic! I have been waiting for this ever since I saw a report on the prototype. What most excites me is the idea of it – the desktop really is a desktop. I organise myself with piles and shelves and so on all around my desk and I am constantly reminded of things because I can see them in the piles and I know where each pile is. On a Windows desktop there is the promise of better organisation but it just gets messier with a million file son my desktop – and yet putting those files into folders means they are out of sight and out of mind. This is THE solution!

  50. Neil

    12/12/2008 at 1:50 pm

    I’d love to see this first hand….looks like it could be really cool.

  51. Mark Jensen

    12/12/2008 at 2:17 pm

    I have used other 3D desktop software.
    They are just not as appealing as this one.

    Creating piles of documents just by “tying knots” is just fantastic. The “fanning out” feature is cool.

    Looking forward to using it. Thanks.

  52. echostryk

    12/12/2008 at 3:04 pm

    Allows you to set icons on your desktop to different sizes. What a novel idea!

  53. DRTigerlilly

    12/12/2008 at 3:17 pm

    I’m going to be honest the first time i saw it, i wasn’t really sure how this would be more efficient than the current desktop scenario, also the graphics looked subpar…which was unappealing, yes i want functionality, but aesthetics never hurt anyone either.

    Looking at the improvments that have been made up to this point, it does look like it has evolved alot…but i’m still not sure i grasp how it works, i’d love to get my hands on it, and to really experience what the BumpTop is, and see how and if i could make it useful in my day to day use.

    I’d love to be included in the beta.

    Just based on what i see here, I do agree w/ the original poster, that a 3d recycle bin is needed, it currently looks quite wonky.

    I really think i’d have to try it out to make recommendations on what i think could be done better, if it needs to be done better etc.

  54. Tony

    12/12/2008 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks for the review, Jason. It appears that it can ‘throttle’ down when using other applications. It will be interesting to see what the real-world performance will be on my x60t with Vista.

  55. Ryan

    12/12/2008 at 4:02 pm

    Anything that can help me get more screen real estate I’m all for. My desktop is absolutely cluttered and this is something I look forward to trying.

  56. Mike B

    12/12/2008 at 4:06 pm

    I am excited to be able to actually use my desktop to organize all my document type files. There isn’t that much screen space on my tablet, so all my documents are buried under a bunch of folders to keep them organized.

  57. Fredrik

    12/12/2008 at 4:29 pm

    Amazing finally a logic way to organize things and to blur the line between real life and digital organizing. I would love to use this at my workplace and show my collegues how easy you can find your files and stack them together since we have the most irratinal and non logic file structure in the world at our company!

  58. Erik

    12/12/2008 at 4:35 pm

    Excellent Review Jason. BumpTop has interested me since I first saw it. Use on a table, especially my XT with the touch capabilities seem like it would be an intuitive way to access files.

  59. Jonathan

    12/12/2008 at 4:42 pm

    I’m excited about the ability to make different sized icons to highlight the programs I launch frequently. I’m also very curious to see if it really does provide more real estate as mentioned in the review.

    Been looking forward to a hands on with this since I first read about it.

  60. Erik

    12/12/2008 at 4:42 pm

    Sorry Incorrect Email in last post

    Excellent Review Jason. BumpTop has interested me since I first saw it. Use on a table, especially my XT with the touch capabilities seem like it would be an intuitive way to access files.

  61. Jeremy Horn

    12/12/2008 at 4:50 pm

    Looking forward to trying it out. Please send me an invite.

    Jeremy Horn
    The Product Guy

  62. Sara

    12/12/2008 at 4:54 pm

    I’m not sure if I’m entirely for this (but that doesn’t mean I’m not asking for an invite! Maybe trying it out myself will change my mind). I actually abhor clutter on my desktop; I never went for desktop widgets, or even making folders, My Computer, etc, etc, visible on the desktop. However, there is one thing in his article that caught my eye: using the 3D desktop for extra screen real estate (something I need on my X61T, with the smaller resolution for its touch screen). I had never heard about this program before (so everything I learned really was from Jason’s post!), and I’m very curious to learn how well BumpTop reacts with the finger (Jason said it was natural–at least in some respects–with the wacom pen). Also, I’d like to know if the programmers of BumpTop are developing a Linux version.

  63. Michelle

    12/12/2008 at 4:59 pm

    I want to play…Please…. :)

  64. Jonathan B

    12/12/2008 at 5:01 pm

    Bumptop looks great and I’m intrigued to find out how well the stacking and other 3D features suit my work style and project handling. The active digitiser adaptations will also be great to see.

  65. Mos

    12/12/2008 at 5:08 pm

    I just watched the video and looked around. To tell you the truth, although it looks great, i don’t see it used as it was used in the video. The picture in this blog on the other hand looks great. so maybe the beta will impress me more.

    As a relatively new customer to tablet pc (about 6 month). I try to get my hands on some interesting things and trying them out.

    An invite will be great. Thanks

  66. David

    12/12/2008 at 6:12 pm

    Interested to see if this can improve my crowded desktop.

  67. David

    12/12/2008 at 6:35 pm

    Excellent review. I’ve been wanting to try this product since I first saw a video years ago. After seeing this review I more convinced than ever that the added dimensions and the ability to shuffle, arrange and size the icons would be a very natural way to improve organization of information on the desktop. I did not realize that the product was so customizable and can’t wait to try out various scenarios myself. I’d really like to participate in the beta.

    Thanks, Dave

  68. Rick Merrill

    12/12/2008 at 7:17 pm

    The BumpTop looks incredable. I have been wanting to beat test it for some time. I use a Toshiba tablet PC and use it tablet mode most of the time. Using the pen is really natural for me. I think that a computer should be fun and this would add fun to the desk top.

    I know this app is for the desk top but would it be possible to have the same effect on any folder. To be able to open any folder, like you were going into another room or having an other desktop. Then you could do the same thing with the files, pictures and stuff in there to.


  69. parking

    12/12/2008 at 7:19 pm

    Most useful feature: you don’t need to launch an application in order to see documents lying on your desk…

  70. Chris Ingham

    12/12/2008 at 8:18 pm

    I learned I should have no problem running this on my 2710p. As a UI developer, I’ve been anxious to get my own hands-on experience with this software, and I’m looking forward to seeing which concepts stick with me beyond the novelty of the experience.

    Thanks GBM

  71. Joe

    12/12/2008 at 9:09 pm

    The custom wallpapers for each wall and the floor is something that seems really neat to me.

  72. Pyxus

    12/12/2008 at 9:29 pm

    Great review! I could definitely use that…my desktop is full of PDFs that I need to read, with different priorities. Looks like sizable icons would be fantastic.

    Thanks GBM!

  73. Nicholas

    12/12/2008 at 10:09 pm

    This should be great on my HP 2730p or Samsung Q1, it’d be great to get some experience with this product.
    Thanks GBM!

  74. eman

    12/12/2008 at 10:10 pm

    As much as I would like to leave an semi-interesting/intelligent comment, I am afraid that this list is growing way too fast. I need to get in quick!

    Although I have all my files in tree structure, my desk looks like Bumptop demo. Perhaps, once permitted, I may be as messy virtually!

  75. Trex

    12/12/2008 at 10:10 pm

    I been waiting for it ever since they demonstrate it.

  76. Jack Monteith

    12/12/2008 at 10:42 pm

    Jason’s review has me realizing that I could use my desktop and this application as an entirely new way to organize my work and life rather than just viewing the desktop as a place to house shortcut icons as I have up to this point.

  77. C-141XLer

    12/13/2008 at 12:55 am

    There were so many good points about this software such as “Ability to customize the wallpaper of each wall and the floor separately” and
    “the ability to make some icons larger or smaller than others”. Plus it just looks cool.

  78. Marc Tew

    12/13/2008 at 3:29 am

    I love the way you can pin things to walls, and the shelving idea?!?! FANTASTIC!

    Cant wait for my invite :)

  79. Mark

    12/13/2008 at 5:46 am

    Count me in! I’ve watched this for a long time, practially drooling onto my keyboard…

  80. Bill

    12/13/2008 at 6:23 am

    The tying knots feature sounds extremely useful for quickly manipulating your files. I can’t wait for this to become mainstream. I can see a product similar to this also coming to the iphone, how cool would that be? I can’t wait to actually try this out!

  81. kornel

    12/13/2008 at 6:27 am

    I went on the website he linked and found that the app was presented at the TED conference

  82. Denis Germein

    12/13/2008 at 6:28 am

    Would be quite interresting to see this work on my Medion 6.5 inches screen.Anything that helps my degrading vision is welcome.Since the Medion is using a Via C7M proc. it will be a test…a real test of ressources consumption.

  83. Alice

    12/13/2008 at 7:04 am

    Actually Amazing.. I WANT it haha.
    I Loveee how u can jsut chuck stuff around :)

  84. Alice's Husband

    12/13/2008 at 7:08 am

    Please allow me to correct for my Wifes terrible english.

    “How very interesting, I would very much enjoy this product on my computer. I am intrigued by how you can manipulate items in a ‘throwing’ motion.”

    Invite for me too please :)

  85. Melissa

    12/13/2008 at 7:33 am

    I learned bumptop could give you more desktop realestate…much needed on my oqo. And I’m heartened to learn it runs well on slower computers.

  86. Huy

    12/13/2008 at 7:55 am

    He ran bumptop on an HP TX1000 and it worked. I think Microsoft needs to take some cues from Bumptop.

    But in the meanwhile, I would love to try it out.

  87. Hoke Chew

    12/13/2008 at 9:56 am

    More desktop space is definitely welcomed since I’m a graphic designer who puts a lot of my photoshop files on the desktop. I’m just curious if Bumptop has multi-monitor support. Love the Grid Widget. By the way please invite me.

  88. Nevin

    12/13/2008 at 10:01 am

    Looks like Jason has converted from an InkSeine evangelist to a BumpTop evangelist. Well, I’m sold. Sign me up for a beta, please.


  89. Tommy

    12/13/2008 at 12:30 pm

    I had seen the youtube video of this technology awhile back, but never realized that it had actually gone somewhere! The knot tying for files in jason’s review seems especially interesting. Sign me up for a beta please!

  90. SeBsZ

    12/13/2008 at 1:09 pm

    Hi, Jason has done a great job showing the features of Bumptop. I really want to be able to organize the files and items on my desktop the way I do on my real desk! Can’t wait for the beta – sign me up please!


  91. David J Rechtman

    12/13/2008 at 2:56 pm

    I was somewhat disappointed to learn that there are no PDF previews on XP (my work environment) since my piles would include many PDF files-but it still looks like a very interesting app. So, I’d like to try it and see.

  92. Justin

    12/13/2008 at 2:58 pm

    As well, I’ve seen the Youtube video before, but never expected it to be continued, perhaps merely a technical demonstration. Good thing that it doesn’t hog resources, as shown in the review (like Deskspace).
    I would love to try it on my (at least) 100 icon desktop…

  93. RENN914

    12/13/2008 at 3:37 pm

    Wonder if there will be the option to customize the wallpaper used for walls and floor. I like ideas he has had so far.

  94. Sean

    12/13/2008 at 3:40 pm

    I have so many Desktop icons on my Cintiq that I’d love to see how Bumptop can organize them all into the folders and piles.

  95. Quick Question

    12/13/2008 at 4:12 pm

    Hi, has anyone received their invite yet? Getting impatient :P

  96. Rob Bushway

    12/13/2008 at 4:17 pm

    I have sent the first 86 requests off to bumptop, so it shouldn’t be too long

  97. Jeff

    12/13/2008 at 5:06 pm

    Wow, a desktop that actually is a desktop. Can’t wait to try this. No more looking endlessly for everything. Bring on the invite PLEASE!

  98. Rob Bushway

    12/13/2008 at 5:07 pm

    fyi – just talked with BumpTop and they are working through an email server issue. Once they get that resolved, the first group of 86 beta invites will be going out. I’ll send them another group after we get some more.

    Be sure to check your spam filter in case the beta invite gets stuck in there.

  99. lucas

    12/13/2008 at 6:01 pm

    I love how you can customize each wall seperatley, and how things can be pinned up on walls and can sometimes fall off

    [email protected]

  100. Robert

    12/13/2008 at 8:47 pm

    Interested in having a look at this. I may have missed this but I would like to see filename and not just doc type

  101. Alec

    12/13/2008 at 9:59 pm

    Looks interesting. I’m a big fan of piles, and, as a teacher, I’m quite familiar with desks. It looks like having piles on my virtual desk might be a good way to organize the documents I need for my classes. Plus, being able to virtually crumble up bad student papers [They email them to me] seems too fun to pass up.

  102. lalib

    12/13/2008 at 10:36 pm

    I learned that even though Bumptop is easier with a mouse, we can still use our pens to use it.

    I can’t wait to make shelves!! Then I can fling icons on the ‘wall’ and have them stick there.

    Also, the tossing trash into the corner is entirely reminiscent of my real life.

    Wow, what a product

  103. Andreas

    12/14/2008 at 3:44 am

    I haven’t heard about BumpTop until i read JasonJ’s, and now I’m hooked! I’ve watched every available video and signed up for the beta program on the BumpTop-Site, but haven’t received an invite yet. So, please rescue me from the agony of not having BumpTop!!!!!!

  104. Travis Carnahan

    12/14/2008 at 8:03 am

    Being able to keep my docs easily assessable on the dishtowel be huge for me. I also look forward to resizing the icons.

  105. Rob Bushway

    12/14/2008 at 8:31 am

    bumptop has all the invites up until this point. they are working on getting them sent out.

  106. M. leemans

    12/14/2008 at 9:43 am

    I read Jason’s review when it came out and then already thought to try Bump Top out. I practically live in my paceblade slate but the desktop in no way resembles my real life messy but very practical surroundings. Would be great to change that!

  107. John F

    12/14/2008 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for this Rob. I’d like to take the opportunity to say Merry Christmas :)

  108. Eric

    12/14/2008 at 10:30 am

    I like the idea of the ‘extra screen real estate’ with the smaller 12.1″ screen of my tablet.

  109. Jeff

    12/14/2008 at 10:43 am

    I’m a designer and I love the third dimension of this, especially on a tablet PC which I use. I could use the extra real estate. Way cool!

  110. Toby

    12/14/2008 at 11:37 am

    Looks cool how Jason describes how you get more screen estate than you actually have. Can’t wait to try it!

  111. patecd

    12/14/2008 at 1:23 pm

    Based on what Jason said and what I’ve read myself, this really does appear to be a program that could hold the key to entirely changing how people interact with their desktop. This really does seem to be ahead of the curve. I’d be interested to see how it grows and matures in the days, weeks, and months to come.

    Thanks Rob.

  112. Daniel

    12/14/2008 at 5:36 pm

    I habitually use my desktop to store documents, but being able to sort into piles to fan through visually will help a lot (currently I use thumbnail view in folders). This was an early feature you raised in articles some months ago, and I assume in the new beta?

  113. Eli Paster

    12/14/2008 at 5:53 pm

    Very cool. I like the way thinks can be pushed to one side and stored for later. I’d only wish we had an active way to save all thumbnails with document names.

  114. solomon

    12/15/2008 at 12:36 am

    will work on my lovely 2730p.

    thank you

  115. Josefpm

    12/15/2008 at 4:21 am

    I learn that me english its no soo good liek i think.
    And how a pice of software can be beautyfull and usefull.

    I used real desktop for a while and its was great but it doesnt be very usefull i see in video Bumptop seem to be much more usefull.


  116. Clare Selley

    12/15/2008 at 5:08 am

    I learnt that I’d be able to organise my desktop like I do my real one – messy/tidy – where I know where everything is, it just doesn’t look it. :)

  117. Mike Boyle

    12/15/2008 at 6:37 am

    I like a clean look to my desktop and have tried both ObjectDock and Rocketdock. I would really like to try BumpTop as it appears to work the way I do!

    Thanks for the chance.

  118. dskeans

    12/15/2008 at 6:49 am

    Would love to to see how this works.

  119. Tony James

    12/15/2008 at 6:58 am

    Looks great :) Will reserve judgement until I’ve fiddled with it though.