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DockShelf Alternatives

DockShelf is described as 'Did you ever wish your Dock could do more or handle more of your apps and files? DockShelf lets you place unlimited docks around your desktop so you never run out of space again for your commonly used files, folders and applications!' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to DockShelf for Mac and Windows. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like DockShelf are DockView for macOS Dock, Dragthing, DockMate and LaunchBar by Lerup.com.

DockShelf alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be Window Managers or Workflow Automation Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DockShelf.
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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    The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.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. DockView for macOS Dock icon

    DockView for macOS Dock

    • Mac
    10 alternatives to DockView for macOS Dock 

    DockView is a utility that adds a preview of the windows of the selected application in the macOS Dock. You just need to bring the mouse to its icon and thumbnails of all its windows will appear. By clicking on the one you need, you will immediately go to it.

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    1.  LightweightDockView for macOS Dock consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. Dragthing icon

    Dragthing

    52 alternatives to Dragthing 

    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.

    It stores frequently-used clippings su.

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    Discontinued

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

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  4. DockMate icon

    DockMate

    • Mac
    10 alternatives to DockMate 

    Window previews and controls for your Dock.

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    1.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
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  5. LaunchBar by Lerup.com icon

    LaunchBar by Lerup.com

    51 alternatives to LaunchBar by Lerup.com 

    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.

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    Desktidy

    • Windows
    46 alternatives to Desktidy 

    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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    1.  PortableDesktidy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. QRMirror icon

    QRMirror

    • Mac
    25 alternatives to QRMirror 

    QR Mirror is a revolutionary new way to launch files, folders and apps on your Mac with QR-Code.

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  8. Dock icon

    Dock

    47 alternatives to Dock 

    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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    ActiveDock

    • Mac
    82 alternatives to ActiveDock 

    Application Launcher, improved Dock for macOS, alternative to Apple Dock, uBar, HyperDock.

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  10. Astounding Dock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    46 alternatives to 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.

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