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    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

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.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

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  • Synapse icon

    Synapse

    Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Unity icon

    Unity

    Unity is a shell interface for the Gnome desktop environment developed by Canonical Ltd for its Ubuntu operating system. It is designed to make more efficient use of...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued Cannonical has announced that Unity will be discontinued in favour of Ubuntu 18.04 using GNOME. Article at https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/05/growing-ubuntu-for-cloud-and-iot-rather-than-phone-and-convergence/.
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    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

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  • Cairo-Dock icon

    Cairo-Dock

    A light, eye-candy, fully themable, MacOSX-like animated dock for any Linux desktop.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • 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

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  • 7stacks icon

    7stacks

    7stacks is an easy to use, free app that lets Windows 7 (and Vista and XP) users have "stacks" of icons in their Taskbar (in 7) or QuickLaunch Toolbar (in...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, v1.5 beta 2, released on June 27, 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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

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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

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    • 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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    Freeter

    Smartest way to work on your computer. Freeter is a productivity app that allows you to gather everything you need to work in one place and access them quickly and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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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  • Appetizer icon

    Appetizer

    Appetizer is a free application launcher, or dock, for Windows. It allows organizing your shortcuts and folders into a convenient dock. The app is open source, which...

    Open Source Windows

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MadAppLauncher Comments

Simple is always best!!

Positive Comment by Akenshi
about MadAppLauncher Jan 2015

simple but effective application to have quick access to all programs and folders you want, simply recommended for those who do not want something that consumes RAM and look quickly at work

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disappointing

Comment by eltranced
about MadAppLauncher Sep 2011

doesnt support win explorer dragging, otherwise could have been a dream app

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I've tried just about all of the docks out there. At first ...

Comment by reefypops
about MadAppLauncher Jun 2011

I've tried just about all of the docks out there. At first I wanted all the bells and whistles. Things like bouncing icons and mac-like fan expansions. The eye candy looked great whenever the dock didn't crash. I found MadAppLauncher and will not go back to any other dock. I doesn't crash, you can easily backup your information, it works, and it's easy to use. You launch 300 apps from just one saved file....and you can save more than one file! If you want a dock that works try this option. However, if you want eye candy this is not for you.

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