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Dragthing is described as *'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'* and is a application launcher in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Dragthing for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is Fences. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try RocketDock or Quicksilver. Other great apps like Dragthing are Spotlight, Winstep Nexus, Cairo-Dock and Docky.

Dragthing alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be Desktop Customization Tools or File Search Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Dragthing.
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DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop.

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  1. Fences icon

    Fences

    15 alternatives to Fences 

    Fences is a one-of-a-kind program, allowing you to draw labeled shaded areas on your desktop, which become movable and resizable containers for your desktop icons. These groups can help bring organization and consistency to your computers desktop, solving the "constant...

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    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    The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.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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  3. Quicksilver icon

    Quicksilver

    76 alternatives to Quicksilver 

    Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.

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    In addition to a easy search function Quicksilver has a "shelf" which can function like one of DragThing's layer and unlike DragThing Quicksilver can directly search the internet

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    Spotlight

    • Mac
    58 alternatives to Spotlight 

    Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger). Backed by an index of all items and files on the system, it's designed to allow the user to quickly locate a wide variety of items on the computer...

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSpotlight can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  5. Winstep Nexus icon

    Winstep Nexus

    • Windows
    35 alternatives to 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 with your computer into a fun and exciting experience.

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    Cairo-Dock

    • Linux
    • Xfce
    47 alternatives to Cairo-Dock 

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

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCairo-Dock can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Docky

    • Linux
    47 alternatives to Docky 

    Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker. Docky is fully integrated into the GNOME Desktop and features a no non-sense approach to configuration and usage. It just works.

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    Discontinued

    Last commit and last available version from 2015-09-02

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    Dropzone

    • Mac
    16 alternatives to Dropzone 

    Dropzone is a productivity app for the Mac that makes it faster and easier to move and copy files, launch applications, upload to many different services, and more.

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    Yoink

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    14 alternatives to Yoink 

    Yoink simplifies drag and drop between windows, apps, spaces and fullscreen apps.

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    1.  Distraction-freeYoink has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    2.  LightweightYoink consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    MaxLauncher

    46 alternatives to MaxLauncher 

    MaxLauncher is a simple tabbed launcher that was designed to reduce the amount of time to find and run a program. It is capable of creating multiple data files, each of which can have a maximum of 10 tabs. Each tab and button is assigned a key(eg. F1-F10, 0-9, A-Z, etc.

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    1.  PortableMaxLauncher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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