Alternatives to RocketDock for Windows with any license

  • 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...

    • i like to customize my desktop and Nexus Dock has special effect that i'm loving and it doesn't use a lot of resources Guest • Apr 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows

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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...

    • 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 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Windows

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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.

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

    Free Open Source Windows

  • 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...

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.

    Free Windows

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  • 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...

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

    Free Open Source Windows

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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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  • 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...

    • 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

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows

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  • Sideslide

    SideSlide is an advanced, portable, unobtrusive, dockable, skinnable, instantly accessible, highly configurable Desktop Extension on Steroids! Clean desktop clutter and...

    Free 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...

    • 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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • SliderDock

    SliderDock is an application launcher that will allow you to easily drag and drop icons to access them later on by double clicking on them. It will be a unique dock...

    • Discontinued The program is no longer developed. Last version, 1.22, released in February 2012, can be still downladed from the official website.

    Free Windows

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  • XWindows Dock

    XWindows Dock - or XWD for short - is the newest free Windows Vista and XP program of the class Application Launcher and Desktop Organizer. But its not just another one:...

    • Discontinued Last version: 2.0.3. Updated: 11/15/2010.

    Free Windows

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  • WinLaunch

    WinLaunch is a Mac OS X Lion Launchpad for Windows. Features: Instant access to all your important applications and documents from everywhere! Perfect Mac OS X...

    Free Windows

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