SAO Utils provides you a customizable Full-Dive 3D app launcher with varieties of themes, desktop widgets and powerful utilities.
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Very Positive (2,594) - 87% of the 2,594 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 14, 2018

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Note: This Early Access software is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to use this software in its current state, then you should wait to see if it progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This is our 3rd testing branch of SAO Utils, and we're still looking for more possibilities and exciting features for our project.
So early access can help us to test the stability and effectiveness of this application with our users. What's more, we will collect various suggestions to make our project be great.”

Approximately how long will this software be in Early Access?

“Expected within a year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“There're two main aspects:
  • For the users, we will add more high quality themes for the launcher, desktop widgets and useful plug-ins.
  • For the 3rd-party developers, we are planning to add full QML support, so that they could create more exciting plug-ins and share their works via Steam Workshop more extensive and easily.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“It provides a full functional 3D launcher with 2 Sword Art Online Look'n'Feel themes, over 10+ desktop widgets and useful utilities plug-ins are available currently.”

Will this software be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We don't plan to change the price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will gather opinions and feedback from our community, forum and bug tracker.”
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Special Edition

The remake version, SAO Utils 2: Progressive, is now available on 6 November, 2022.
Anyone can Free to Play on Steam or download from here without any limitations.

This store page is selling the donation version of SAO Utils.
You could enjoy the features such as workshop and achievements provided by Steam.
This is a personal project, please do not use it for commercial purposes. Thank you very much for all the supporters!

This software may be NOT friendly to some novices.
On the opposite, you could customize any parts of the launcher menu and desktop widgets.
It's NOT a system theme tool, and will NOT provide any wallpapers.

This project is still under development, any ideas are welcome to Discussions.

About This Software

SAO Utils provides you a customizable Full-Dive 3D app launcher with varieties of themes, desktop widgets and powerful utilities.

In built-in stereo mode, you can even browse multiple web pages in the same time inside the cool launcher virtual space with stereo displays.

Its pluggable architecture allows you, the developer, to add any kinds of plug-ins to the core program.


  • Slide to Launch
    Anywhere and whenever, holds mouse LMB and RMB, or holds two fingers on tablet, slide down to call out the launcher.
  • Arrange as You like
    Right click to edit any items, drag to arrange them. You can also d'n'd files from the external File Explorer.
  • Desktop Widgets
    Decorate desktop with your favorite images, web pages, animation, notes...varieties system and custom status.
  • Stereo Mode
    Browse web pages and images with stereo display devices.
    Built-in stereo supports for launcher:
    • Side by Side (Squeezed)
    • Side by Side (Cropped)
    • Side by Side (Black Bars)
    • Anaglyph
    Enable stereo mode:
    • In "Preference" - "Graphics" - "Stereo" config panel, select a stereo mode and save.
    Stereo mode controls:
    • Hold RMB and drag on launcher background to zoom the viewport.
    • Hold RMB and drag on built-in browser to adjust distance of web pages.

Configuration Migration

  • If you are migrating configurations from another version, select the "Launch Configuration Tool" from Steam launch option.
  • Steam Cloud is supported, synchronizing your settings and launcher menu anywhere.


System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® Vista or above
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD Phenom™ X3 processor or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM compatible with DirectX 9 and OpenGL 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 512 MB available space

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