Alternatives to Cairo-Dock for all platforms with any license

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  • RocketDock icon

    RocketDock

    RocketDock is a Mac OS X dock clone. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Docky icon

    Docky

    Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker. Docky is fully integrated into the GNOME Desktop...

    Open Source Linux

  • ObjectDock icon

    ObjectDock

    ObjectDock is a program that enables users to organize their shortcuts, programs and running tasks into an attractive and fun animated Dock. By allowing users to have...

    Commercial Windows

  • Plank icon

    Plank

    Plank is meant to be the simplest dock on the planet. The goal is to provide just what a dock needs and absolutely nothing more. It is, however, a library which can be...

    Open Source Linux

  • Avant Window Navigator  icon

    Avant Window Navigator

    Avant Window Navigator (AWN/Awn) is a dock-like navigation bar for the linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used to keep track of...

    Open Source Linux

  • True Launch Bar icon

    True Launch Bar

    True Launch Bar is the unlimited version of the Free Launch Bar. True Launch Bar is a Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented...

    Freemium Windows

  • Winstep Nexus icon

    Winstep Nexus

    The Winstep Nexus Dock is a FREE professional dock for Windows. With Nexus, your most frequently used applications are only a mouse click away - and Nexus turns working...

    Freemium Windows

  • Circle Dock icon

    Circle Dock

    The idea behind Circle Dock is that the dock should appear where your mouse is instead of you having to move your mouse to the dock like with other programs. This is...

    Open Source Windows

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    XLaunchpad

    XLaunchpad gives you instant access to all your shortcuts. Arrange apps in XLaunchpad any way you like by dragging icons to different locations or by grouping apps in...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20160327003239/http://www.xwidget.com/
    • Warning XLaunchPad setup installs adware extensions for browsers. VirusTotal result: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/2a8eca9357cfae211564426dc461832ca2de70a9318ecba0468c4586fc4f4ffc/analysis/1426619620/ WOT comments: https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/xwidget.com
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    tint2

    tint2 is a simple panel/taskbar unintrusive and light (memory / cpu / aestetic). We try to get virtual desktop and multi-monitor easier to use. We follow freedesktop...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    MadAppLauncher

    A simple application launcher. It is very fast and easy to use. It is unlike your common dock or menu launcher. It introduces several different features such as QWERTY...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.10.0.0, released on March 26, 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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  • CleverDock

    A simple dock for Windows which features extensive theming capabilities and blurry reflections. The dock is fully compatible with Windows Vista/7/8/8.1.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued See notice at https://github.com/ldom66/clever-dock
  • Dock icon

    Dock

    In OS X, the Dock is used as a repository for any program or file in the operating system. It can hold any number of items and resizes them dynamically to fit while...

    Commercial Mac

  • GnomePanel icon

    GnomePanel

    GnomePanel is a highly configurable launcher and taskbar for GNOME. It forms a core part of the default GNOME desktop.

    Open Source Linux

Cairo-Dock Comments

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about Cairo-Dock and Rainmeter ·

I learned to appreciate this dock a lot.

Moving to the next song, Changing the sound volume or the active virtual Desktop by moving the scroll Wheel over an Icon is soo clever.

It Displays extensive system Information while still looking sleek.

There are quite a lot extensions available online and it's all combinable, movable and resizable

The only downside is that it is hard to configure at times.

Rainmeter under Windows offers a lot of useful and nice looking widgets, but Cairo is the ultimate Launcher for me.

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dependencies

about Cairo-Dock ·

Some plugins have many dependencies, needs composite extension

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This is really cool application. On my mind it is much bett ...

Comment by ilmarvor
about Cairo-Dock · Jun 2011

This is really cool application. On my mind it is much better than other analogs for Linux, for example Docky.

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