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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 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to RocketDock are Latte Dock, Cairo-Dock, Plank and tint2.

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.
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  1. Docky icon

    Docky

    • Linux
    47 alternatives to 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 and features a no non-sense approach to configuration and usage. It just works.

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    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. Latte Dock icon

    Latte Dock

    • Linux
    • KDE
    16 alternatives to Latte Dock 

    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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  3. Cairo-Dock icon

    Cairo-Dock

    • Linux
    • Xfce
    47 alternatives to Cairo-Dock 

    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCairo-Dock can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  4. Plank icon

    Plank

    14 alternatives to Plank 

    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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    tint2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    31 alternatives to 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 specifications.

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    1.  Lightweighttint2 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  6. Dash to Dock icon

    Dash to Dock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GNOME
    7 alternatives to Dash to Dock 

    A dock for the Gnome Shell. This extension moves the dash out of the overview transforming it in a dock for an easier launching of applications and a faster switching between windows and workspaces.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDash to Dock can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    • Avant Window Navigator  icon

      Avant Window Navigator

      62 alternatives to Avant Window Navigator  

      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.

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      Discontinued

      Doesn't seem to be activaly maintained anymore. Last update was in 2017.

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    • Dash to Panel icon

      Dash to Panel

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • GNOME
      6 alternatives to Dash to Panel 

      An icon taskbar for the GNOME Shell. This extension moves the dash into the GNOME main panel so that the application launchers and system tray are combined into a single panel, similar to that found in KDE Plasma and Windows 7+.

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    • PyPanel icon

      PyPanel

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      28 alternatives to PyPanel 

      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.

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    • KSmoothDock icon

      KSmoothDock

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • KDE
      11 alternatives to KSmoothDock 

      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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