Sunday, February 11, 2007

Guide: Mac-like dock for your XP/Vista

Rocket Dock

Yes, I like the Mac GUI and it's functions/look, and here's another tip on how to add that to your dull PC.

Rocketdock is a free piece of software that enables you to recreate that famous dock from OS-X. I've tried a few apps that offer this kind of feature: Stardock's ObjecktDock and some stuff for AveDesk/AveScripter, and so far I've been enjoying RocketDock with far less annoyances than the others

  • Minimize windows to the dock
  • Real-time window previews in Vista
  • Running application indicators
  • Simple drag-n-drop interface
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Supports alpha-blended PNG and ICO icons
  • 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

As usual you can get PNG's to use for the dock at DeviantArt. Also you can use WinCustomize both for skins and icons

You can take a look at the new desktop I made for february to get a feel for how it looks. Also there's a video of RocketDock in action here.

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