RocketDock by PunkSoftware

Have you ever wished you could clean up you desktop of all the clutter that seems to accumulate? Sure, you can try to cram all your important shortcuts into the Windows Quick Launch area, or try some fancy tricks to place them on a custom toolbar you manage to squeeze onto the task bar. These are hard to keep in any sort of custom order, and the bottom line, are a pain to maintain. Not any more. Take a look at RocketDock by PunkSoftware


For those who are not Mac literate, you may ask, “What’s a dock anyway?” Well, a dock, simply put, is an area of the screen that is setup to contain icons that represent shortcuts to programs, files folders, almost anything. RocketDock is powerful, easy to setup and use, and is very pen friendly. Think of it as a Quick Launch on steroids. They have an active forum community with lots of icon library’s and “Docklets” available for download.

The only problem I found with RocketDock is with the name, that is I bet you can’t say that three times without getting tongue tied! Especially when you are recording  an Inkshow. :)


RocketDock 1.3.1 features…

  • Minimize windows to the dock
  • Real-time window previews in Vista
  • Running application indicators
  • Simple drag-n-drop interface
  • True multi-monitor support
  • Supports alpha-blended PNG and ICO icons (supports JPEG, and GIF also!)
  • Icons zoom and transition smoothly
  • Auto-hide and Popup on mouse over
  • Positioning and layering options
  • Fully customizable
  • Completely Portable
  • ObjectDock Docklet support
  • Compatible with MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, and Y’z Dock skins
  • Runs great on slower computers
  • Unicode compliant
  • Supports many languages and can easily be translated
  • A friendly user base :)
  • And best of all… its FREE! (Donations are accepted and they do have a swag shop)

This is one of the best Freeware titles I have ever used. If you like it, please visit their site and contribute. 

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