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BMPanel Alternatives

BMPanel is described as '(bitmap panel) is a lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for X11 Window System, which contains a desktop switcher, taskbar, system tray and clock. The application is inspired by simplicity of fspanel. BMPanel has a modern look and feel, while keeping itself tiny and small' and is an app. There are more than 25 alternatives to BMPanel for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like BMPanel are Cairo-Dock, Docky, MaxLauncher and ObjectDock.

BMPanel alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BMPanel.
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BMPanel (bitmap panel) is a lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for X11 Window System, which contains a desktop switcher,...

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  1. RocketDock icon

    RocketDock

    • Windows
    63 alternatives to 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 there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.

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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    The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website. "It is true, RocketDock has been discontinued. [...] The app remains available on https://rocketdock.com, but is unsupported."

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  2. Cairo-Dock icon

    Cairo-Dock

    • Linux
    • Xfce
    47 alternatives to Cairo-Dock 

    Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows).

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCairo-Dock can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  3. Docky icon

    Docky

    • Linux
    47 alternatives to 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 and features a no non-sense approach to configuration and usage. It just works.

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    Discontinued

    Last commit and last available version from 2015-09-02

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    MaxLauncher

    46 alternatives to MaxLauncher 

    MaxLauncher is a simple tabbed launcher that was designed to reduce the amount of time to find and run a program. It is capable of creating multiple data files, each of which can have a maximum of 10 tabs. Each tab and button is assigned a key(eg. F1-F10, 0-9, A-Z, etc.

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    1.  PortableMaxLauncher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. ObjectDock icon

    ObjectDock

    • Windows
    52 alternatives to ObjectDock 

    ObjectDock is an animated dock for Windows that enables you to quickly access and launch your favorite applications, files and shortcuts.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.20, released in 2016, can be still bought from the official website

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    tint2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    31 alternatives to 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 specifications.

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    1.  Lightweighttint2 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  7. True Launch Bar icon

    True Launch Bar

    45 alternatives to True Launch Bar 

    True Launch Bar is a Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in True Launch Bar. However, the True Launch Bar is fully compatible with Quick Launch because it uses the same folder for shortcuts.

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    FlashTray Pro

    46 alternatives to FlashTray Pro 

    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.

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    1.  Color PickerFlashTray Pro allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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    XLaunchpad

    52 alternatives to 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 folders. Simply drag one icon over another to create a folder.

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    1.  PortableXLaunchpad can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. Avant Window Navigator  icon

    Avant Window Navigator

    62 alternatives to 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 windows and behaves like a normal window list.

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    Discontinued

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

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