Alternatives to Cairo-Dock for Windows with any license

  • 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...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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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  • 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...

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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

    Freemium $ $ $ 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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20160327003239/http://www.xwidget.com/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
  • 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...

    Free 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.
  • 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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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

    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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Y'z Dock

    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 author. In order to add icons, drag...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Last program update was on July 29, 2003, although reports are that it still works as far as Windows 8, maybe farther.
  • SliderDock

    SliderDock is an application launcher that will allow you to easily drag and drop icons to access them later on by double clicking on them. It will be a unique dock...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer developed. Last version, 1.22, released in February 2012, can be still downladed from the official website.

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