RocketDock Alternatives for Linux

    RocketDock is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Docky, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to RocketDock and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to RocketDock are Cairo-Dock (Free, Open Source), Plank (Free, Open Source), Latte Dock (Free, Open Source) and tint2 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 28, 2021

    1. 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

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      Most users think Docky is a great alternative to RocketDock.
    2. Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows).
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    3. 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.
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    4. 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.
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    5. 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. As of version 0.
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    6. 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.

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    7. Transform Gnome Shell's overview workspaces into an intelligent dock.
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    8. PyPanel is a 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • KDE
      KSmoothDock is a cool desktop panel with parabolic zooming effect for KDE Plasma 5, with the focus on smooth zooming effect and being simple and easy to use.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      BMPanel (bitmap panel) is a lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for X11 Window System, which contains a desktop switcher, taskbar, system tray and clock. The application is inspired by simplicity of fspanel. BMPanel has a modern look and feel, while keeping itself tiny and small.
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