Gladiators 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. 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 - posted on 2010-08-12
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 1.9.4 - posted on 2007-03-29
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.
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