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  • RocketDock icon


    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...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 7stacks icon


    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...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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


    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...

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Internet Archive:
    • Warning XLaunchPad setup installs adware extensions for browsers. VirusTotal result: WOT comments:
  • XWindows Dock icon

    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:...

    Free Windows

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

    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.

    Free Open Source 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.

    Free Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued See notice at
  • Wise HotKey icon

    Wise HotKey

    Launch applications and system tools, Control Panel items, folders on your computer, and website addresses using simple key combinations.

    Commercial Windows

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  • CoolBarz icon


    Coolbarz is a very efficient app launcher or desktop toolbar for easy access to your most commonly used programs or folders. Working and tested on Windows 10.

    Free Windows

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