Plymouth, Michigan – October, 21, 2014 – Stardock announced today the availability of Object Desktop Infinite, a new service that grants users access to a growing library of Windows user interface enhancements for only $9.99 to start and then $3.99 per month thereafter. Each purchase includes full access to the company’s already-popular enhancements. Among other utilities, Start8 returns the start menu to Windows 8, ModernMix runs Modern UI (Metro) apps in resizable windows on the desktop, Fences automatically organizes icons into shaded areas on the desktop, Launch8 adds a dock to the Windows 8 Start screen, and many others.
"We have a lot of new apps in the pipeline for Windows 10 users," said Stardock President and CEO Brad Wardell. "With each version of Windows, we’ve always been able to add features and improvements that were often later implemented into future versions of the OS."
Stardock pioneered treating ZIP files like folders, which is now a standard feature of Windows. GUI skinning as in Stardock's WindowBlinds was later incorporated into Windows XP and Aero in Windows 7. DesktopX, another one of its customization utilities, introduced Mac and Windows users to the concept of widgets and gadgets on the desktop.
"Rather than users having to pay for our programs piecemeal or buy a large bundle with yearly upgrades, we wanted to give them a simple and affordable option to keep up with the latest features as soon as we release them. It's like getting the future version of Windows right now!" said Wardell.
Object Desktop continues to evolve alongside users' needs and changes to Windows. ShadowFX, a recent addition to Object Desktop, adds drop shadows to active windows in Windows 8 and will continue to be supported on Windows 10. Stardock is currently developing a Start8 update for Windows 10, called Start10, and all-new software that will make applications work better with High-DPI displays, enhance virtual desktop environments, improve Win32-to-Modern-UI unity and more. These projects will be added to Object Desktop Infinite at no additional charge once they are complete.
Object Desktop Infinite is available now for $9.99 plus $3.99 per month. To learn more, visit http://www.objectdesktop.com.
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About Stardock: Stardock is a leading developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire and the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series. Its desktop software includes Start8, Fences, WindowBlinds, ModernMix, Object Desktop and more. Learn more at www.stardock.com.