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    Open Source Linux

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    Open Source Linux

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    Cairo-Dock

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    ObjectDock

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    Commercial Windows

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    Free Windows

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    Freemium Windows

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    Free Windows

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    Winstep Nexus

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    Freemium Windows

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    Appetizer

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

    Open Source Windows

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    Open Source Linux BSD

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

    Open Source Linux

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    Circle Dock Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Windows

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    XWindows Dock Discontinued

    XWindows Dock - or XWD for short - is the newest free Windows Vista and XP program of the class Application Launcher and Desktop...

    Free Windows

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    Commercial Windows

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    Y'z Dock Discontinued

    Y'z Dock is a program launcher like the dock in MacOS X. This application is currently in beta, so please send all reports to the...

    Free Windows

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    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    FSL Launcher Discontinued

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    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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    Free Windows

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    Commercial Windows

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    Free Windows

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    Free Windows

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    Free Windows

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    PaperPlane Smart Launch

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    Free Windows

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    Dock

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    Commercial Mac

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    PyPanel

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    Open Source Linux

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    Dragthing

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    Freemium Mac

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    Open Source Linux BSD

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    Radian

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    Commercial Windows

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    Free Windows

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    LaunchTab Discontinued

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    Free Windows

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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