Alternatives to RocketDock for all platforms with any license

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  • 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

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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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    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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    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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    • I used RocketDock for years, and I switch to WinstepNexus, which has many more options, and it is better than RocketDock (in my opinion) LaarmonAug 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • 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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  • 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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
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    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

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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
  • 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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    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

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    • 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.
  • 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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  • Freeter icon

    Freeter

    When you work on projects, you have to do lots of repetitive actions, such as launch editing tools, open project files, navigate to a task manager and so on. Such...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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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

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

    XWindows Dock

    XWindows Dock - or XWD for short - is the newest free Windows Vista and XP program of the class Application Launcher and Desktop Organizer. But its not just another one:...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Last version: 2.0.3. Updated: 11/15/2010.

RocketDock Comments

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Negative Comment by Shojimeguro
about RocketDock Feb 2017

no windows 10 support anymore

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DESCONTINUADO

Comment by jhonnymas
about RocketDock Sep 2016

no es compatible con Windows 8, windows 10

la mejor alternativa es NEXUS

[Edited by jhonnymas, September 01]

[Edited by jhonnymas, September 01]

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still did not find any alternative to Rocket Dock

Comment by kurb987
about RocketDock May 2016

I am still using RocketDock, although it is discontinued. It is lightweight, does not need many system resources and it's nice looking. Is it so difficult to replace it? There are some promising projects on Github but it seems to take time to make them work bugfree.

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still did not find any alternative to Rocket Dock

Comment by kurb987
about RocketDock May 2016

I am still using RocketDock, although it is discontinued. It is lightweight, does not need many system resources and it's nice looking. Is it so difficult to replace it? There are some promising projects on Github but it seems to take time to make them work bugfree.

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Old

Comment by Satuim
about RocketDock Aug 2013

Used to use it on an old computer. But now it is sluggish as hell

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x64 Suuport

Negative Comment by AbsenteeSurgeon
about RocketDock Mar 2012

Still no x64 support for this program, which prevents me from using it on any of my computers

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Works in 64 bits OS

Comment by mocky
about RocketDock Jul 2011

In Vista Ultimate 64 works

Only some times when the program start, maybe a icon lost their configuration.

Little prog, more versatile than ObjectDock.

Sorry for my english.

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I love Rocket dock, however it hasn't been playing nice wit ...

Comment by reefypops
about RocketDock Jun 2011

I love Rocket dock, however it hasn't been playing nice with Windows 7 (64 bit). It crashes waaay too much to keep, so I'm shopping around for something else.

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Great stuff, especially with the stacks-docklet. I've been ...

Comment by dbh
about RocketDock Jun 2011

Great stuff, especially with the stacks-docklet.
I've been using it for years on XP and Vista (both 32-bit).

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Mmm... but i use with vista ultimate 64 and works really fi ...

Comment by mocky
about RocketDock Jun 2011

Mmm... but i use with vista ultimate 64 and works really fine (sorry for my english)

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Not compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows (from the au ...

Comment by clavenfeld
about RocketDock Jun 2011

Not compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows (from the author's site.)

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It looks like a awesome program, indeed!However, imho it's ...

Comment by mathieumaes
about RocketDock Jun 2011

It looks like a awesome program, indeed!
However, imho it's become a bit obsolete with Windows 7. I like the "sticky taskbar" feature in W7 a lot!

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