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    RK launcher Alternatives

    RK launcher is described as 'RK Launcher is a free application that will allow the user to have a visually pleasing bar at the side of the screen that is used to quickly launch shortcuts' and is a Application Launcher in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to RK launcher for Windows, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like RK launcher are Winstep Nexus (Freemium), Docky (Free, Open Source), ObjectDock (Paid) and Dragthing (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 16, 2016
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    RK Launcher is a free application that will allow the user to have a visually pleasing bar at the side of the screen that...
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    1. 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.


      The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.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

    2. 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.

    3. 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.


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

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


      The program is no longer updated.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

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


      Notice on of discontinuation as of 2019.

    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. Flashtray - Our system tray application launcher and macro tool makes you work more efficiently by automating a lot of repetitive keyboard tasks by using custom macros and hotkeys.
    9. The idea behind Circle Dock is that the dock should appear where your mouse is instead of you having to move your mouse to the dock like with other programs.


      Project is dead since 2008. Have a look at the forum:

      • Mac
      In OS X, the Dock is used as a repository for any program or file in the operating system. It can hold any number of items and resizes them dynamically to fit while using magnification to clarify smaller resized items.
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