Application Launchers (OSX Dock in Windows)

It’s been quite some time since I have made a post. I’ve thought about posting from time to time but have just been so busy with work that I haven’t gotten around to it lately. In my spare time I end up playing Xbox 360 or watching Sopranos (on the fourth season now)…

I just noticed some comments on my Dell 2007WFP post regarding the transparent application launcher at the top of my screenshot. These applications are known as ‘Docks’ and basically they mimic the Dock in OSX. There are a number of different programs that you can use that achieve this effect. Here are a few off the top of my head:
RocketDock
ObjectDock
YzDock
RKLauncher

Here is a video of ObjectDock in action:

I personally use RocketDock, but that is just my personal preference. They all achieve basically the same effect. Most will let you customize them to your liking. They all come with some default icons, but to customize them to your own liking I suggest you download icons for your applications at either wincustomize.org (under ObjectDock section) or deviantart.com (Customization->Icons->Dock Icons). Some of the docks let you add ‘docklets’ which are little plug-ins (such as weather display) and you can find those at dockex.com.

Hope this helps those of you looking to customize Windows a bit.

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One Response to “Application Launchers (OSX Dock in Windows)”

  1. NateK Says:

    looking for what you have, downloaded and tried to activate the ‘clear’ dock…and then the application disappeared. can’t delete it or download again. any help?
    hate to leave some of the folders from ‘rocketdock’ left on the HD.


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