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KSmoothDock Alternatives

KSmoothDock is described as 'cool desktop panel with parabolic zooming effect for KDE Plasma 5, with the focus on smooth zooming effect and being simple and easy to use' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to KSmoothDock for Linux, Windows, BSD, KDE and Xfce. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like KSmoothDock are Cairo-Dock, Latte Dock, Docky and Plank.

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    The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.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

    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.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Cairo-Dock.
    3.  Ad-freeCairo-Dock doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  3. Latte Dock icon

    Latte Dock

    • Linux
    • KDE
    16 alternatives to Latte Dock 

    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.

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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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  5. Plank icon

    Plank

    14 alternatives to Plank 

    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.

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    ObjectDock

    • Windows
    52 alternatives to ObjectDock 

    ObjectDock is an animated dock for Windows that enables you to quickly access and launch your favorite applications, files and shortcuts.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.20, released in 2016, can be still bought from the official website

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    tint2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    31 alternatives to tint2 

    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.

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    1.  Lightweighttint2 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  8. Avant Window Navigator  icon

    Avant Window Navigator

    63 alternatives to Avant Window Navigator  

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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  9. 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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  10. DockbarX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    16 alternatives to DockbarX 

    DockBarX is a lightweight taskbar / panel replacement for Linux which works as a stand-alone dock (called DockX), as an an Avant Window Navigator applet, as a Xfce4 panel applet1, as a matepanel applet2 or as a legacy gnome2 panel applet.

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