Open Source RocketDock Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to RocketDock for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Winstep Nexus. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to RocketDock and many of them is available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to RocketDock are TaskbarX (Free, Open Source), ObjectDock (Paid), Sideslide (Free) and MaxLauncher (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 13, 2021

    1. TaskbarX gives you control over the position of your taskbar icons.
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      Doesn't add another dock, only centers the taskbar.
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    2. 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.
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    3. Simple app enhancing windows task bar functionality with stacks of shortcuts. - pawelt/stacky Stacky is a small program for Windows that displays contents of a given directory as a list of clickable, labled icons.
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    4. 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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    5. TaskbarDock offers a few extra features to customize your Windows 10 taskbar.
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    6. A simple application launcher. It is very fast and easy to use. It is unlike your common dock or menu launcher.

      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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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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    7. LaunchBar is a small Windows freeware program that mimics the behavior of the dockable QuickLaunch toolbar that was available in all Windows versions before Windows 7.
    8. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    9. AstoundingDock is an application launcher and dock for Windows. It is designed for power users to give easy access to every single application on your computer.
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    10. LaunchOne is a keyboard Launcher similar to Launchy . It allows you to start applications and documents via keyboard using completion on EVERY arg (major lack of Launchy).

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.1.2, released in May 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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