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. File/Folder Launcher (FFLauncher) is a simple, very easy to use application specially designed to help you launch files and folders. This utility will also offer you the possibility to launch any item on your computer by simply pressing a previously selected hotkey.

      Discontinued

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

    2. XWindows Dock - or XWD for short - is the newest free Windows Vista and XP program of the class Application Launcher and Desktop Organizer.

      Discontinued

      Last version: 2.0.3. Updated: 11/15/2010.

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    3. 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.
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    4. PaperPlane Smart Launch is a free launcher program aka. shortcut manager which enables you to launch your desktop like an iPad. If you are familiar with Mac OS Launchpad, you could say that it's a better Launchpad just for your Windows.

      Discontinued

      App unavailable at official url, though still available through download sites.

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      • Windows
      Radian is a simple radial application launcher. The interface is triggered by a continuous right-click and is divided into four slices. Each slice can be configured differently.
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    5. 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 and drop a file (.exe, shortcut, etc.) straight from Explorer to the dock area.

      Discontinued

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

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    6. 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.

      Discontinued

      See notice at https://github.com/ldom66/clever-dock

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    7. Lightweight, stylish Launcher for Elementary OS.
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    8. Luncher is a simple Windows application and file launcher. It allows you to setup buttons that act as shortcuts to open any application, file or folder. Luncher appears as a small panel on the top of the screen that is always easily accessible.
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    9. Magic Formation is a kind of Dock program. But, It appears anywhere on desktop. Just draw a circle by mouse cursor on desktop anywhere you like.
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