WinFlip is a ‘Flip 3D’ function for Windows XP

It provides an alternate window-switcher to the standard Windows Alt-Tab. Winflip displays all open windows in a 3D stack, which the user can flick through and select using either keyboard or mouse.(Japanese Page/日本語ページ)

OS : Windows XP
Library : DirectX9.0c(2004 Summer) (only if SP1 or earlier)
available at Microsoft Corporation under:

WinFlip Ver.0.50

WinFlip Messageboard(


Official Mirror

WinFlip redistribution rules

This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it on any web site! However, there are some rules to follow:

1. DO NOT add any file(s) into the archive.
2. DO NOT modify the file(s) in the archive.
-> (You may change the type of archive (e.g. lzh to zip))
3. You MUST put a link to one of these sites on your webpage:

NOTE: If you want to put additional language files into the archive, please feel free to contact us.

WinFlip has been translated to many of languages! Thanks for the translators:)
Translators list (language name alphabetic order)

Albanian : Blerim Qaili
Bosnian : Samir Gutic
Bulgarian : gaffer
Catalan : el_libre
Chinese, simplified : ayanamist
Chinese, traditional: Chun-Hao Chang
Czech : Medard
Dutch : Bram Bazuin
English : Koji Higashino &
Bram Bazuin, Boris Lapshin, Sandokhan Kucic, Amos Harper
French : ponsfrilus & Baptiste Sevin
German : Sandokhan Kucic & Markus Streifler
Hungarian : Toros Peter Botond
Italian : Elleby & Mr_Jack
Japanese : Koji Higashino
Polish : Tomasz Paziewski
Portuguese : Mister Inexistente
Russian : Boris Lapshin & Roman Sibirko
Slovak : Peter Sterba
Spanish : Enrique Pineiro
Swedish : Johannes Haggqvist
Turkish : Mehmet ALKI゙EL
Ukrainian : Alexander Podolsky & Roman Sibirko

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