Free Plank Alternatives

Popular free Alternatives to Plank for Linux, KDE, Xfce, Windows, GNOME and more. Explore 8 apps like Plank, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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. If you're looking for more info about Plank like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 4/22/2020 3:38:00 PM

Alternatives to Plank for all platforms with Free License

  • 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. Now with added Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock. This allows for better productivity and accessibility.

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      The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.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

    Free Windows

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  • 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. Some of Docky's amazing features include themes, plugins, 4 different hiding modes, advanced indicators, zeitgeist integration, and window management.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • 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). It is compatible with Compiz-Fusion, Beryl, Compiz and Xcompmgr, but it can also run without a composite manager (using fake transparency). Cairo-Dock can run under GNOME, KDE and XFCE.

    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Linux KDE

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  • Clipman

    Clipman is a clipboard manager for Xfce. It keeps the clipboard contents around while it is usually lost when you close an application. It is able to handle text and images, and has a feature to execute actions on specific text selections by matching them against regular expressions. It can be used as an Xfce panel plug-in or as a standalone application using the system tray.

    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • Dash to Dock

    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.

    Free Open Source Linux GNOME

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  • KSmoothDock

    KSmoothDock is a 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. KSmoothDock is written in C++ and depends on Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5. For more information, please visit KSmoothDock's homepage: https://dangvd.github.io/ksmoothdock

    Free Open Source Linux KDE

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