I loved being able to move apps and documents into different windows and switching back and forth. To me, it seemed to be a better onscreen organization that reduced the window clutter.
If you love Spaces then you’ll probably like TotalSpaces for the Mac. What you get is Spaces with flare– multiple Desktops that are easy to manage with just the right blend of functional tools.
For example, take a look at this six Desktop grid. Click a Desktop and you’re there.
You can even drag windows to organize them on the grid. Setup is simple. First, define the grid you want and the number of Desktops.
How do you get from one Desktop to another? Hotcorners opens the grid to view. Or, simply swipe the trackpad up or down or left or right (depending on which Desktop you want).
Preferences also give you options for transitions– from one Desktop to another. It would be nice to have separate transitions you could assign to a particular Desktop, though.
One very nice touch is the option to assign specific apps to a particular Desktop.
All things considered, TotalSpaces is really Spaces done right. You define the number of Desktops. Select the one you want with a click or swipe between Desktops. And, put specific apps on the Desktop of your choice.
TotalSpaces isn’t over priced. It does bring back a useful function for the OCD-inflicted Mac user. But it’s not quite ready for prime time as a beta app with a price tag.