ThinkDesktop Screenmates (partially found desktop toys; 2000s)
ScreenMates were desktop toy BDAs (branded desktop applications) made from commissions mostly for the brands of Media and entertainment, and Retail in order to promote the brand. The desktop toys included features to play around with such as adding characters to the desktop, streaming clips, playing music, arranging dates for events, or showing news related to the brand.
History[edit | edit source]
After AdTools rebranded their website to ThinkDesktop, ScreenMates were made and distributed through the mid - late 2000s. Popular brands like Family Guy and Pillsbury Doughboy had ScreenMates made for them. After rapid decline of the desktop toys, they were discontinued around the 2010s era, with the ThinkDesktop brand and website becoming defunct later.
Availability[edit | edit source]
ScreenMates were mostly available to download on the ThinkDesktop website, or downloadable through other ways. Very few ScreenMates were archived properly. Most of them were not archived because ThinkDesktop's website required filling out a survey form before downloading the installer, making Wayback Machine unable to archive them. They also were not archived for limited availability at certain times, making most of them lost media. There is no guarantee whether or not they are accessible primarily as most require an internet connection to be used.
ScreenMates[edit | edit source]
|2||Family Guy||Partially found|
|3||The Ant Bully||Lost|
|4||Stop & Shop||Lost|
|7||Hasbro Monkey Bar TV||Lost|
|8||Nick.com LaunchPad Communicator||Lost|
|10||Blue Cross (UK)||Lost|
|17||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Found|
|18||The Fairly OddParents||Lost|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Section of ThinkDesktop website which shows solutions for businesses.
- YouTube community post with information about ScreenMates.
- Pillsbury old tweet about the Pillsbury Doughboy ScreenMate which leads to dead links.
- Blogpost about Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story ScreenMate.
- Archive of Family Guy Season 3 ScreenMate.
- Archive of SpongeBob SquarePants ScreenMate.
- Archive of Russian webpage with information about the Pillsbury Doughboy ScreenMate which has dead download links.