Aston 2.0.3 for Windows

by Gladiators Software

Avg. Rating 3.4 (52 votes)

File Details

File Size 15.2 MB
License Shareware, $28.00
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 9,910
Publisher Gladiators Software
Homepage Aston

Publisher's Description

Aston is a Desktop manager and Shell replacement for Windows. It fully replaces standard Windows Desktop and delivers a host of new features: Nice looking, easy-to-change interface, skins for all elements, detailed setup of any element, simple visual configuration, toolbars of any size with plenty of levels, any size & shape icons can be animated, Plug-ins, hotkeys, shell Swapper, and Install & Uninstall.

Latest Reviews

Sammo

Sammo reviewed v2.0.1 on Jun 16, 2010

This is the best shell replacement that I have used. It is fully customizable and actually uses less system resources than the default windows shell does.

Grandpas

Grandpas reviewed v1.9.5 on Jul 4, 2007

I've tested a lot of desktop managers. On my opinion, Aston is clearly one of the best.
You can't install it .. look at it and after 5mn say 'yes it's good' or 'no, it's bad'. You have to make your own settings, use it for several hours or days .. and then .. well you will see that it's a very good piece of software. Very few problems with win32 (never used with Vista) ... unfortunately, the windows x64 compatibility is not perfect.
Aston can not be compared with Samurize; clearly not the same objectives.

Ain Soph Aur

Ain Soph Aur reviewed v1.9.5 on Jul 4, 2007

a very nice shell with a lot of features. i think it has a shiny future but the skins are not very beautifull but you can make a lott out of it. sorry for my bad english.
but on the other hand, you can also use 'samurize', its free (ok, not a shell) and highly customuzable! a lott better then this...

sorry for my bad english

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v1.9.5 on Jul 4, 2007

those who have not tasted aston they do not know what they are missing,,, You can skin this shell on the fly within 1 hour of your own taste,,, that's not to menstion how slik and low footprint it is,,,

tinkerdill

tinkerdill reviewed v1.9.5 on Jul 3, 2007

You can download themes from internet, you don't have to pay anything about those! HELLO!

Stephen Bungert

Stephen Bungert reviewed v1.9.5 on Jul 3, 2007

Man, is it ugly.

Just because something can be done, doesn't mean it should be done.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v1.9.4 on Apr 2, 2007

Another nice version of Aston,,,

tannman1

tannman1 reviewed v1.9.4 Beta 2 on Mar 15, 2007

Good shell however my start button now doesnt work but getting assistance in forum. Lots of themes to choose.

mikeyx11

mikeyx11 reviewed v1.9.4 Beta 1 on Mar 7, 2007

@ Blackhole8746:

Bahahahaha. You are hilarious. Please continue to entertain us with your jokes...

Now for my review:

This worked fine for me however personally I don't like it, but it does what it says and does it fine.

Lurifax

Lurifax reviewed v1.9.4 Beta 1 on Mar 6, 2007

Blackhole8746, thanks for the laugh, you tool. Explorer gone? Oh nooooo! This wasn't supposed to happen! Oh...wait....

Avg. Rating 3.4 (52 votes)
Your Rating
Sammo

Sammo reviewed v2.0.1 on Jun 16, 2010

This is the best shell replacement that I have used. It is fully customizable and actually uses less system resources than the default windows shell does.

Grandpas

Grandpas reviewed v1.9.5 on Jul 4, 2007

I've tested a lot of desktop managers. On my opinion, Aston is clearly one of the best.
You can't install it .. look at it and after 5mn say 'yes it's good' or 'no, it's bad'. You have to make your own settings, use it for several hours or days .. and then .. well you will see that it's a very good piece of software. Very few problems with win32 (never used with Vista) ... unfortunately, the windows x64 compatibility is not perfect.
Aston can not be compared with Samurize; clearly not the same objectives.

Ain Soph Aur

Ain Soph Aur reviewed v1.9.5 on Jul 4, 2007

a very nice shell with a lot of features. i think it has a shiny future but the skins are not very beautifull but you can make a lott out of it. sorry for my bad english.
but on the other hand, you can also use 'samurize', its free (ok, not a shell) and highly customuzable! a lott better then this...

sorry for my bad english

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v1.9.5 on Jul 4, 2007

those who have not tasted aston they do not know what they are missing,,, You can skin this shell on the fly within 1 hour of your own taste,,, that's not to menstion how slik and low footprint it is,,,

tinkerdill

tinkerdill reviewed v1.9.5 on Jul 3, 2007

You can download themes from internet, you don't have to pay anything about those! HELLO!

Stephen Bungert

Stephen Bungert reviewed v1.9.5 on Jul 3, 2007

Man, is it ugly.

Just because something can be done, doesn't mean it should be done.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v1.9.4 on Apr 2, 2007

Another nice version of Aston,,,

tannman1

tannman1 reviewed v1.9.4 Beta 2 on Mar 15, 2007

Good shell however my start button now doesnt work but getting assistance in forum. Lots of themes to choose.

mikeyx11

mikeyx11 reviewed v1.9.4 Beta 1 on Mar 7, 2007

@ Blackhole8746:

Bahahahaha. You are hilarious. Please continue to entertain us with your jokes...

Now for my review:

This worked fine for me however personally I don't like it, but it does what it says and does it fine.

Lurifax

Lurifax reviewed v1.9.4 Beta 1 on Mar 6, 2007

Blackhole8746, thanks for the laugh, you tool. Explorer gone? Oh nooooo! This wasn't supposed to happen! Oh...wait....

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v1.9.3.1 Xmas edition on Jan 8, 2007

Aston shell is not only the best shell around ,, it's the ultimate,
1- Simple,
2- Cabable
3- Slick
4- Small footprint
5- Featured
6- Dynamic (very costomized)
7- Skinnable ( if you like any window blind skin less than one hour you can create matching skin for Aston)
8- It has a lot of plugins which are complete set of tools you name it like Calendar, Clock , CPU, Net, and Memory watcher) and they are all skinned

Total Commander + Aston Shell + StrokeIT + AVA Find

is a must tool for me ,,,,

phenomnaruto

phenomnaruto reviewed v1.9.3.1 Xmas edition on Dec 30, 2006

Obviously,
the reviewer below me has no idea what the program does .... its suppose to replace the explorer shell.
embarrassing.

Blackhole8746

Blackhole8746 reviewed v1.9.3.1 Xmas edition on Dec 29, 2006

Oh my gosh what a horribly written piece of crap!! I installed it and it "logged off" to apply settings, so far so good, but when I logged in again, the explorer shell was gone! Explorer crashed, and there I was with no explorer shell... Cool huh? (I think this is why they call it the Xmas edition)

It might be a good program, and I might want to blame this whole thing on the OS (XP SP2) instead of the guys who wrote "Aston"... But all in all, I don't advise you to use this...

phenomnaruto

phenomnaruto reviewed v1.9.2 Beta 3 on May 22, 2006

Very nice upgrade, I'm surprised this is 1.9.2, with the new features everything is easy, and also I like the new preview/mini screenshot feature your see when you hover your mouse over any program thats running and recognized in the taskbar. I would recommend this to anyone! This version also runs faster on my computer ^_^

UTAKER

UTAKER reviewed v1.9.2 Beta 3 on May 22, 2006

The best program so far for the people who are looking for the default windows a shell replacement.
I used it and liked it, but somehow switched to the windows default shell (seemed to be easier for me to work with the default one, maybe my old habit)

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