During my search for a more interactive 3D desktop application for Windows Vista and Windows 7, I came across tons of programs but they rarely managed to fulfill my requirements. Some did not perform well while some were really heavy on resources.
That said, with Madotate my search came to an end. Madotate is a free English language version of a Japanese developed tool that is capable of interacting with any version of Windows (98 / Me / 2000 / XP / VISTA) in 3D environment.
The tool adds a new button to the left of the minimize button of each open window, allowing you to flip a window up with its lower half receding into the distance.
The app was originally designed for Windows 2000/WP, but also seems to run fine in Vista and Windows 7. It is a wonderful freeware utility for adding the 3rd dimension to your screen. It gives you the ability to move, flip, zoom your open windows, any how you like.
Download Madodate and extract it in a folder. To run the utility, simply click on ‘madodate’ and you will have the utility running. You don’t have to add the registry entries which are enclosed. But if you wish, you can safely add the registry keys to your Vista. I tried it with no issues. They enable some additional features.
Madotate will add an extra button near the other 3 buttons on the top RHS of your Explorer. Clicking this will make it zoom into 3D mode.
You can now, also move the windows around keeping the left mouse button pressed. Keeping the right one pressed, allows you change the angle of the window.
Hinge it to your desktops edge, if you wish ! The mouse scroll button allows you to move the window closer or away from you. There’s a lot more you can do with this utility. Do go into its Settings and play around.
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Download Madodate from HERE. Please be sure to uncheck the options for installing unwanted plugins during the installation process!
To uninstall Madodate, if you haven’t added the registry keys, simply delete the program folder. But if you have added the registry keys, then go into its Settings and select the Misc tab. There you will see a button to uninstall the utility.