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PyPanel Alternatives

PyPanel is described as 'lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C for X11 window managers. It can be easily customized to match any desktop theme or taste. PyPanel works with EWMH compliant WMs (Openbox, PekWM, FVWM, etc.) and is distributed under the GNU General Public License v2' and is an app. There are more than 25 alternatives to PyPanel for Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac and Xfce. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like PyPanel are Docky, Cairo-Dock, ObjectDock and MaxLauncher.

PyPanel 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 PyPanel.
This page was last updated Mar 23, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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    The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.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

  2. 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



  3. 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).

  4. ObjectDock

    • Windows

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

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated.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

  5. 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.



  6. 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.

  7. Dragthing

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop.

    Discontinued

    Notice on https://www.dragthing.com/ of discontinuation as of 2019.

  8. XLaunchpad

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    XLaunchpad gives you instant access to all your shortcuts. Arrange apps in XLaunchpad any way you like by dragging icons to different locations or by grouping apps in folders. Simply drag one icon over another to create a folder.

  9. 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.

  10. True Launch Bar

    • Windows

    True Launch Bar is a Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in True Launch Bar. However, the True Launch Bar is fully compatible with Quick Launch because it uses the same folder for shortcuts.

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