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ObjectDock Alternatives

ObjectDock is described as 'animated dock for Windows that enables you to quickly access and launch your favorite applications, files and shortcuts' and is a popular application launcher in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to ObjectDock for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and KDE. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like ObjectDock are 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, TaskbarX, Winstep Nexus and Plank.

ObjectDock alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be Window Managers or Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ObjectDock.
This page was last updated May 2, 2022
  • Windows

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  1. RocketDock

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.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

    RocketDock vs ObjectDock opinions
    Almost everyone thinks RocketDock is a great alternative to ObjectDock.

    It's free. Themes are awesome!

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  2. 7+ Taskbar Tweaker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Customize the Windows taskbar with dozens of exclusive options.

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    Just because it has taskbar in the title doesn't mean it's an alternative to Objectdock or rocketdock....

    Negative comment about 1 year ago
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  3. TaskbarX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    TaskbarX gives you control over the position of your taskbar icons.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.



  6. 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.

  7. 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).

  8. Docky

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

    Discontinued

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

    This alternative is disputed. Docky is still a legitimate alternative to ObjectDock, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  9. MaxLauncher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

  10. Sideslide

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SideSlide is an advanced, portable, unobtrusive, dockable, skinnable, instantly accessible, highly configurable Desktop Extension on Steroids! Clean desktop clutter and make your computer friendlier and faster than ever before.

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