My SkyTop – Free Online Virtual Web Desktop

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My SkyTop is a newly released opensource multi-platform portable webOS that allows users to access their files from anywhere in the world. In layman’s term, it is a dead-simple personal online desktop that was launched earlier this month.

It gives you an online desktop where you can access all your files, work on documents, send/receive email, access various applications, browse the web, and more. The virtual desktop can be accessed from anywhere either via the portable app or by launching the desktop straight from the homepage.

Once you login, you will find a neatly laid out desktop. Quick Launch is given on the left sidebar where you can add/remove commonly used applications. On the top are various menus, such as Main, Office, Web, Accessories, Fun, System, and Places.

My SkyTop

All minimized apps are shown in the taskbar. On the center you will find options to Upload files, Check Mail, and Create a new document or spreadsheet. Each menu includes various apps and features.

  • Main Menu: File Manager, Application List, Logout, and Edit this Menu.
  • Office Menu: File Manager, Word Processor Spreadsheet, Presentation, Mail Client, Calendar, Contact manager, Internal Messaging, FTP Client, Navigator(Browser), and RSS Feed Reader.
  • Web Menu: Facebook, Meebo, Yahoo IM, and Google.
  • Accessories Menu: Calculator, Text Editor, Actions Widget, Messages Widget, Calendar Widget, and Home Widget.
  • Fun Menu: Media Player, Chess Game, and Tetavex Game.
  • System Menu: Process Manager, System Preferences, System Information, and Launcher.
  • Places Menu: Home, Desktop, Trash, Public, and Groups.

While testing I ran multiple apps and it didn’t slow down the overall performance, a fast internet connection is recommended.

MySkyTop main Click the screenshot above to enlarge and check out some awesome apps

There is no limit on the file size you can upload, each file is saved on the cloud. My SkyTop is developed on top of eyeOS, but is far more user friendly. The goal of My SkyTop is to make it as easier for home users to access their files and work while on the go and takes almost all features from eyeOS itself.

While using My SkyTop I realized how fast the virtual desktop space is moving. It is yet another competitor in the webOS space and has the potential to beat out others. Most apps that work on eyeOS are also present in webOS.

Download My SkyTop

It has a desktop app for both Windows and Mac, Linux version is coming soon. You can also access the desktop by going to My SkyTop website and clicking Launch Desktop. Enjoy!

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  • John Hauxwell

    Have to check this out, looks useful

  • Hah! Feels exactly like the desktop from Linux Mint!

  • Nick here (the MySkyTop founder)

    I'm glad you guys took interest in MySkyTop!

  • It's indeed great. I like it very much.

  • Samuel

    It looks this is an illegal fork of eyeos, look eyeos.org and eyeos.info for live demo. They discussed with eyeos team to be official 1.x branch and eyeos team denied it so they illegally forked.

    Addictivetips should be more careful with this kind of things

  • Rhonda

    Illegal fork? MySkyTop follows all of the license's rules. eyeos doesn't agree with the fork because they won't make money off of it.

    /thread

  • larssh

    Hey, Lars here (from the eyeos team)…

    Yes, MySkyTop is not illegal and we never said, that we don't like it 'cause might lost money (we won't, I'm sure 😉 ). We simply don't like to break a community. We always told the MySkyTop founders, that they can help in eyeos 1.x, but they simply did not want it. I don't understand why, so we guess it's 'cause of their names.

    But if you all say, that MySkyTop is that much better, please tell me/us, why! MySkyTop is a simple eyeos system with a new theme and no other changes (for now!).

    And finally I want to announce, that eyeos 1.9 preview is on the way. It will come with lots of major improvements: A new taskbar allows the users to use it the way they need it. The “mini” applications will stay in an own layer, which does not minimize. Does not minimize? Yes! It will be possible to minimize all your windows by one click! And finally there are many more improvements… Oh: A new theme with many helpful effects. But eyeos is more than a theme 😉 .

    PS: OUR project has an open Subversion for all guys, who are interested… I'm waiting for the one of MySkyTop…

    • And what's the point? eyeos is a company, and like every company, it makes money. Why would someone work on eyeos 1.x (or any other version) for free?

      • Nicu, sorry, but I simply won't answer this again!

        For others: The eyeos project is totally free and the eyeos company gives support for it – just as many other free projects.

        PS: Thanks for striking that one part of this article. I'm okay with the rest, it's correct.

        • Erick

          Lars, there are developers that work night and day on the eyeos project (and receive nothing but a small name mention in eyeInfo) while OTHER developers get weekly/monthly paychecks for doing just as much work. That's completely unfair!

          Also, I can't help but notice MySkyTop doesn't have ANY ways to make money (not even website ads!)

  • Nicu, sorry, but I simply won't answer this again!

    For others: The eyeos project is totally free and the eyeos company gives support for it – just as many other free projects.

    PS: Thanks for striking that one part of this article. I'm okay with the rest, it's correct.

  • Erick

    Lars, there are developers that work night and day on the eyeos project (and receive nothing but a small name mention in eyeInfo) while OTHER developers get weekly/monthly paychecks for doing just as much work. That's completely unfair!

    Also, I can't help but notice MySkyTop doesn't have ANY ways to make money (not even website ads!)

  • Nicu, sorry, but I simply won't answer this again!

    For others: The eyeos project is totally free and the eyeos company gives support for it – just as many other free projects.

    PS: Thanks for striking that one part of this article. I'm okay with the rest, it's correct.

  • Erick

    Lars, there are developers that work night and day on the eyeos project (and receive nothing but a small name mention in eyeInfo) while OTHER developers get weekly/monthly paychecks for doing just as much work. That's completely unfair!

    Also, I can't help but notice MySkyTop doesn't have ANY ways to make money (not even website ads!)

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