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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...

    Free Open Source Linux

  • Synapse icon

    Synapse

    Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    ObjectDock

    ObjectDock is a program that enables users to organize their shortcuts, programs and running tasks into an attractive and fun animated Dock. By allowing users to have...

    Commercial Windows

    • If you're looking for a good replacement to RocketDock then this fits the bill. It's able to launch shortcuts to 64-bit programs and it has a built-in docklet called Flyout menu, which you'll find very similar to Stacks. It's not quite as user-friendly but I'm still finding options for customization. AlmightyHereticApr 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Winstep Nexus

    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...

    Freemium Windows

    • I used RocketDock for years, and I switch to WinstepNexus, which has many more options, and it is better than RocketDock (in my opinion) LaarmonAug 2015 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    7stacks

    7stacks is an easy to use, free app that lets Windows 7 (and Vista and XP) users have "stacks" of icons in their Taskbar (in 7) or QuickLaunch Toolbar (in...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, v1.5 beta 2, released on June 27, 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    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...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Circle Dock icon

    Circle Dock

    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. This is...

    Free Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Project is dead since 2008. Have a look at the forum: https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=d4239krfp6h6ghtdigpph6v7o0&topic=42700.0
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    XLaunchpad

    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...

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20160327003239/http://www.xwidget.com/
    • Warning XLaunchPad setup installs adware extensions for browsers. VirusTotal result: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/2a8eca9357cfae211564426dc461832ca2de70a9318ecba0468c4586fc4f4ffc/analysis/1426619620/ WOT comments: https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/xwidget.com
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    Appetizer

    Appetizer is a free application launcher, or dock, for Windows. It allows organizing your shortcuts and folders into a convenient dock. The app is open source, which...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    MadAppLauncher

    A simple application launcher. It is very fast and easy to use. It is unlike your common dock or menu launcher. It introduces several different features such as QWERTY...

    Free Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.10.0.0, released on March 26, 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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  • CleverDock

    A simple dock for Windows which features extensive theming capabilities and blurry reflections. The dock is fully compatible with Windows Vista/7/8/8.1.

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued See notice at https://github.com/ldom66/clever-dock
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    MaxLauncher

    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...

    Free Open Source Windows

RocketDock Comments

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Comment by jhonnymas
about RocketDock · Sep 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

no es compatible con Windows 8, windows 10

la mejor alternativa es Small Winstep Nexus iconWinstep Nexus

[Edited by jhonnymas, September 01]

It's not compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 10.
The best alternative is Winstep Nexus.

[Edited by Danilo_Venom, October 26]

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still did not find any alternative to Rocket Dock

Comment by kurb987
about RocketDock · May 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I am still using RocketDock, although it is discontinued. It is lightweight, does not need many system resources and it's nice looking. Is it so difficult to replace it? There are some promising projects on Github but it seems to take time to make them work bugfree.

Me too :-(

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still did not find any alternative to Rocket Dock

Comment by kurb987
about RocketDock · May 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I am still using RocketDock, although it is discontinued. It is lightweight, does not need many system resources and it's nice looking. Is it so difficult to replace it? There are some promising projects on Github but it seems to take time to make them work bugfree.

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Comment by Satuim
about RocketDock · Aug 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Used to use it on an old computer. But now it is sluggish as hell

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Works in 64 bits OS

Comment by mocky
about RocketDock · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

In Vista Ultimate 64 works

Only some times when the program start, maybe a icon lost their configuration.

Little prog, more versatile than ObjectDock.

Sorry for my english.

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Comment by reefypops
about RocketDock · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I love Rocket dock, however it hasn't been playing nice with Windows 7 (64 bit). It crashes waaay too much to keep, so I'm shopping around for something else.

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Comment by dbh
about RocketDock · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Great stuff, especially with the stacks-docklet.
I've been using it for years on XP and Vista (both 32-bit).

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Comment by mocky
about RocketDock · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Mmm... but i use with vista ultimate 64 and works really fine (sorry for my english)

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Comment by clavenfeld
about RocketDock · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Not compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows (from the author's site.)

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Comment by mathieumaes
about RocketDock · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It looks like a awesome program, indeed!
However, imho it's become a bit obsolete with Windows 7. I like the "sticky taskbar" feature in W7 a lot!

It is still my favourite. A pity that it's discontinued. Couldn't you consider to make it open source, put it under GPL and publish it on Github? Sometimes it happens that it produces an error on shutdown and prevents Windows from shutting down until the user clicks on "o.k.". There is nothing I would change in the application as such, but I think it would be good to re-compile it under Windows 7.

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