- - Rectangle is the most popular Mac alternative to ActiveDock.
- - Rectangle is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to ActiveDock.
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 there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.
- - RocketDock is the most popular Windows alternative to ActiveDock.
The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website. "It is true, RocketDock has been discontinued. [...] The app remains available on https://rocketdock.com, but is unsupported."
Compiz is a compositing manager adding fancy effects to your windows, from drop shadows to awesome desktop effects like the Desktop Cube or the Expo view.
- - Compiz is the most popular Linux alternative to ActiveDock.
WindowGrid is a modern window management program that allows the user to quickly and easily layout their windows on a dynamic grid.
No updates since 2016, bug reports on maintainers' BitBucket page go unresponded to. https://bitbucket.org/joshua_wilding/windowgrid-binaries/issues?status=new&status=open
Divvy is an entirely new way of managing your workspace. It allows you to quickly and efficiently "divvy up" your screen into exact portions.
- - Divvy is the most popular commercial alternative to ActiveDock.
The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 1.5.2, released in August 2019, can be still downloaded and bought from the official website and from the Appstore.
AltDrag allows you to move and resize windows much easier. When you have it running you can simply hold down the Alt key and then use your mouse to drag any window, and it doesn't matter where in the window you click.Discontinued
The last version (1.1) is from 2015.
ObjectDock is an animated dock for Windows that enables you to quickly access and launch your favorite applications, files and shortcuts.Discontinued
The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.20, released in 2016, can be still bought from the official website
You are free to choose double-click on the desktop and move mouse to the corner of the screen, such as a hot key, how to display more than 100.
ShiftIt is an application for OSX that allows you to quickly manipulate window position and size using keyboard shortcuts. It intends to become a full featured window organizer for OSX. It is a complete rewrite of the original ShiftIt by Aravindkumar Rajendiran which is not...
This project is looking for a new maintainer. Until that transition is completed, there will likely not be further development on this project.from https://github.com/fikovnik/ShiftIt/blob/master/README.md
uBar is the task bar for the Mac. Whether you've never really liked the Dock, always wanted the one thing that Windows does right, or are switching from Windows to OS X, uBar is the perfect solution.
Moom makes window management as easy as clicking a mouse button—or using a keyboard shortcut, if you're one of those types of people.
Comments about Moom as a Alternative to ActiveDock
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HyperDock adds Windows 7 like features and more to Mac OS X.
Select individual application windows & tabs just by moving the mouse on a dock item, use mouse clicks to quickly open new windows and many more."
Window Previews Ever wondered how to activate a single wind.
The last version (1.7) is from January 2017, but it's still available to download.