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    SliderDock Alternatives

    SliderDock is described as 'application launcher that will allow you to easily drag and drop icons to access them later on by double clicking on them' and is a Application Launcher in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SliderDock for Windows, Linux, Mac and Xfce. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like SliderDock are Winstep Nexus (Freemium), Cairo-Dock (Free, Open Source), ObjectDock (Paid) and MaxLauncher (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 4, 2021
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    SliderDock is an application launcher that will allow you to easily drag and drop icons to access them later on by double...
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    1. RocketDock is a Mac OS X dock clone. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.


      The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website. "It is true, RocketDock has been discontinued. [...] The app remains available on, but is unsupported."

    2. 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 with your computer into a fun and exciting experience.

    3. Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows).
    4. ObjectDock is an animated dock for Windows that enables you to quickly access and launch your favorite applications, files and shortcuts.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.20, released in 2016, can be still bought from the official website

    5. 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.

    6. DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop.


      Notice on of discontinuation as of 2019.

    7. 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 folders. Simply drag one icon over another to create a folder.
    8. 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.


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

    9. True Launch Bar is a Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in True Launch Bar. However, the True Launch Bar is fully compatible with Quick Launch because it uses the same folder for shortcuts.
    10. Flashtray - Our system tray application launcher and macro tool makes you work more efficiently by automating a lot of repetitive keyboard tasks by using custom macros and hotkeys.
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