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Docky Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Docky for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Plank, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Docky and 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Docky are Cairo-Dock, Latte Dock, tint2 and Avant Window Navigator .

Docky alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be Desktop Environments or Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Docky.
This page was last updated Mar 23, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker....

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  1. Plank

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Plank is meant to be the simplest dock on the planet. The goal is to provide just what a dock needs and absolutely nothing more. It is, however, a library which can be extended to create other dock programs with more advanced features.

    Plank vs Docky opinions
    Most users think Plank is a great alternative to Docky.
    kompowiec2

    better intuitive than docky

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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    PLank is the basis of Docky

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  2. Cairo-Dock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

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

    Cairo-Dock vs Docky opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Cairo-Dock is a great alternative to Docky.

    Cairo-Dock is even better than Docky. I switched to Cairo-Dock years ago.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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  3. Latte Dock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE

    Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids. It animates its contents by using parabolic zoom effect and trys to be there only when it is needed.

  4. tint2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

  5. Avant Window Navigator

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

    Discontinued

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

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    cocofifix

    No longer developed. Last change is 5 years ago.

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  6. UKUI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Ubuntu Kylin

    UKUI is a desktop environment designed and developed by the Ubuntu Kylin team. It can provide Windows-like interactive functions and bring more friendly user experiences. UKUI has entered both .

  7. Dash to Dock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GNOME

    A dock for the Gnome Shell. This extension moves the dash out of the overview transforming it in a dock for an easier launching of applications and a faster switching between windows and workspaces.

  8. Dash to Panel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GNOME

    An icon taskbar for the GNOME Shell. This extension moves the dash into the GNOME main panel so that the application launchers and system tray are combined into a single panel, similar to that found in KDE Plasma and Windows 7+.

  9. LavaLauncher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A simple and customizable launcher panel for Wayland desktops.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer maintained since March 2022 and it's looking for a new maintainer: https://lists.sr.ht/~leon_plickat/lavalauncher/%3CCIPW63LE88JJ.2LYO5E6UAFLPB%40m5%3E Latest version, 2.1.0, released in January 2022, can be still downloaded from sourcehut

  10. GnomePanel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GnomePanel is a highly configurable launcher and taskbar for GNOME. It forms a core part of the default GNOME desktop.

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