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Open Source RocketDock Alternatives

The best open source alternative to RocketDock is Docky. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to RocketDock and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to RocketDock are TaskbarX, Plank, Cairo-Dock and Latte Dock.

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

RocketDock is a Mac OS X dock clone. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and...

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  1. 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

    Most users think Docky is a great alternative to RocketDock.
  2. TaskbarX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

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    It only centers the icons in the taskbar

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    Doesn't add another dock, only centers the taskbar.

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  3. 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.

  4. 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).

  5. 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.



  6. 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.

  7. Stacky

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Simple app enhancing windows task bar functionality with stacks of shortcuts. - pawelt/stacky

    Discontinued

    It was last updated in 2013.

  8. 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.

  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. Circle Dock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    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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