Astounding Dock Alternatives

    Astounding Dock is described as 'AstoundingDock is an application launcher and dock for Windows. It is designed for power users to give easy access to every single application on your computer'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Astounding Dock for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like Astounding Dock are Winstep Nexus (Freemium), Docky (Free, Open Source), Cairo-Dock (Free, Open Source) and ObjectDock (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 4, 2021

    1. DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop. It puts all your documents, folders, and applications just a single click away. Highly flexible, it allows multiple docks, each customised to suit your exact needs.

      Discontinued

      Notice on https://www.dragthing.com/ of discontinuation as of 2019.

    2. 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 windows and behaves like a normal window list.

      Discontinued

      Doesn't seem to be activaly maintained anymore. Last update was in 2017.

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    3. 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 folders. Simply drag one icon over another to create a folder.
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    4. 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 Vista and XP).

      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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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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    5. Flashtray - Our system tray application launcher and macro tool makes you work more efficiently by automating a lot of repetitive keyboard tasks by using custom macros and hotkeys.


    6. 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 using magnification to clarify smaller resized items.
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    7. TaskbarDock offers a few extra features to customize your Windows 10 taskbar.
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    8. 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.

      Discontinued

      Project is dead since 2008. Have a look at the forum:
      https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=d4239krfp6h6ghtdigpph6v7o0&topic=42700.0

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    9. PyPanel is a lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C for X11 window managers. It can be easily customized to match any desktop theme or taste. PyPanel works with EWMH compliant WMs (Openbox, PekWM, FVWM, etc.) and is distributed under the GNU General Public License v2.
    10. Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop? Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts. Some features: Shortcuts management for applications, documents, url links, folder paths and more...

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.1.4.4, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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