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Three-dimensional filesystem browser for OSX

posted by Andy Baio   Jun 13, 2003

Three-dimensional filesystem browser for OSX. Pretty, but impractical

Reader comments

Christian NewtonJun 13, 2003 at 12:30PM

When it’s actually running, it’s not too pretty, but it is fast. Speed is what will make 3D navigation interfaces usable. Anyone who ever used Apple’s oldHotSauce application knows the importance of good labeling and speed.

Joe KaczmarekJun 13, 2003 at 7:54PM

Two things this is missing:

1) 3D icons. If it’s a 3D environment, then why are the icons still 2D (and nearly disappear when seen on edge)?

2) 3D input devices. Nevermind that it’s a 3D environment projected on a 2D device (monitor), but you still have to try to navigate this 3D environment with a 2D device (mouse)… although gamers might not have that much of a problem with this.

dowingbaJun 13, 2003 at 9:18PM

What makes “speed” an advantage? Any computer that could run that could run the normal 2D environment faster, I would assume.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.