Circle Dock Alternatives

    Circle Dock is described as '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' and is a Application Launcher in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Circle Dock for Windows, Linux, Mac and Xfce. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like Circle 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. 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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    2. Gnome-Pie is a circular application launcher for Linux. It is made of several pies, each consisting of multiple slices. The user presses a key stroke which opens the desired pie.
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    3. 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.
    4. 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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    5. LaunchBar is a small Windows freeware program that mimics the behavior of the dockable QuickLaunch toolbar that was available in all Windows versions before Windows 7.


    6. A simple application launcher. It is very fast and easy to use. It is unlike your common dock or menu launcher.

      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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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.

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    7. Slingscold is a lightweight app launcher for GNU/Linux, written in Vala and utilizing GTK+ and Cairo. Slingscold es un ligero lanzador de aplicaciones al estilo launchpad de Mac OS X.
    8. SSuite Mac Dock is a very simple Windows utility designed to create a Mac OS X-like dock on your desktop, allowing you to launch certain programs with just a single click, just like you do with the ones in the Quick Launch.
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    9. Faster access to your favorite files, folders, programs, etc.

      Discontinued

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

    10. DeskTidy comes in the form of a drop-down menu that you can place anywhere on your desktop and include files, folders, programs, etc. in it. Then you can use it as a program launcher to access to your applications and other stored items.
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