5 Amazing Dock application for Windows 7 ultimate tweak ALL FREE!

Always fascinated by the Mac OS X dock? Guess what, we have more powerful dock applications in Windows than Mac OS X. In windows, you can customize anything you want. You get the freedom to tweak how you want your desktop to look like.

Here I want to show you some of the MOST awesome Dock applications that can make your Windows 7 look even better. (Yes, I mean better than Mac OS X)

#1 Rocket Dock

docket dock

Rocket Dock includes custom skins, smooth animation on launching icons. 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.

rocket dock settings

Some of the features:
  • 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 :)

#2 XWindows Dock

This basically wants to make your Dock looks and feels just exactly like the Mac OS X. It includes reflections, transparencies, shadow and blur in a single package, even less in a single free package. It also has the exact same stack and the exact same minimize animation section in Mac OS X! XWindows Dock yet is another highly customized free Dock Application.

XWindows Dock

Highlights and Features:

  • Amazing icons
    • Add to dock favorite applications, folders, stacks and galleries. In any time you can configure
    • size and zoom of icons, space between them
    • Number of zoomed icons
    • icons and their reflections
  • Stack the World
    • Try to use the 3 different types of stacks and you’ll like this cool feature. Customize stack anytime as you want
    • Decide how the stack should be looks like: fan, grid, list and it’s unique gallery mode
    • Select custom animation for stacks or make it by itself
    • Configurate number of icons in fan stacks and grid stacks
    • Monitor folder added as a stack. Every time when files added, removed, modified or renamed at this folder you’ll see that
  • Minimize applications
    • Advanced minimization of windows were developed in the application. Now you can use two effects of minimization: Scale and Genie. You can easely customize speed of minimisation (or maximization). Set maximum speed and all windows will minimize without animation

So excited? Give it a try see what you can do with your Dock.

#3 Nexus

The cool thing with Nexus is that it is a multi-level dock system provides fast access for any application that you used most frequently.

Nexus dock

It is very easy to setup, some of the themes built in have also included the Leopard theme. See how easy this is to tweak your Windows into a Mac Dock? Adding icons, applications to the dock is easy as well. Just drag them into the dock and it will stick there for you.

Unique features:

  • Multi-Dock System (Winstep Xtreme version only)
  • Multi-Level Docks (Winstep Xtreme version only)
  • Live icon reflections
  • Magnification
  • Auto-Hide
  • Auto-Collapse
  • Useful Object-based Drag And Drop
  • Full Multi-Monitor Support
  • Document Thumbnails
  • In-Dock Modules
  • Reserve Screen Space
  • Respect Reserved Screen Space
  • Virtual File System Objects support
  • Powerful Dock Manipulation options
  • Keyboard Navigation
  • PNG and TIF File Support
  • Special FX
  • Complete Customization

#4 SliderDock

It is the next evolution of dock application launcher. SliderDock is an application launcher that allows you to easily drag and drop icons to access them later on by double clicking on them. It will be a unique dock where you don’t have to chase behind you icons to run an application. Just rotate your mouse wheel and let the icons come to you.

sliderdock

How cool is that !

Features Includes:

  • Simple drag and drop function to add an icon
  • quickly launch an application
  • use the mouse wheel to let the icons come to you
  • smooth animations during icons rotation
  • Highlight effect around selected icon
  • customizable icons(compatible with objectdock and rocketdock icons)
  • Hide/Unhide application with the use of a shortcut key
  • Possibility to rotate icons with arrow keys and launch application with enter.
  • Different set of icons and configuration for each user.
  • Reordering icons through simple drag and drop feature.
  • Fully Customizable.

#5 Circle Dock

It is similar to the one above, but it is Open Source! So you can basically do anything with it, for Open Source fans out there this is a great news. Customization are infinite. Download Circle Dock here

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What Circle Dock Allows You to Do:

  • Launch your programs from a circular dock.
  • Drag and drop your files, folders, and shortcuts onto a circular dock that you can resize.
  • Rotate the dock with either your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys.
  • Change the image shown for the icons and change the skins (compatible with icons and skins for Rocket Dock, Object Dock, etc.)
  • The dock appears where your mouse is by pressing a hotkey (default is F1) or your middle mouse button.
  • Tested on computers with multiple monitors, Windows XP/Vista, 32-bit & 64-bit, and requires only .Net Framework 2.0.
  • Automatically works on all Windows Vista computers and most Windows XP computers.
  • A new settings panel that allows you to customize many options. It updates your dock as you make changes. See it change in real time! No need to press an OK button.
  • Multi-language capable. Just translate the English.ini file to the language of your choice.
  • Change the image used for the dock icons with the easiest method out there: Just set the program to “Icon Replacement Mode” in the right-click menu of the centre icon and you can change all the icon images by just dragging and dropping new PNG images onto them! Huge time saver when you are customizing your dock!
  • You can now toggle the visibility of the dock by moving your mouse to any edge of your screen. By default, the left and right edges are used for toggling. No need to press a button!
  • Rotate the dock with your mouse wheel or arrow keys (customizable).
  • Click sensitivity adjustment for tablet users.
  • Reorder the dock items by draging and dropping them over each other.
  • Organize the dock items using dock folders.
  • By default, clicking on the centre button does not open the start menu. You can enable this in the settings panel.
  • Uses the default high resolution icons in Windows Vista.
  • New easy method of upgrading from older versions.

So give those a try and let us know what’s the best that suits for you :)

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  • chamma

    i am trying to put some docks on top of the desktop, but i dunno how to turn on that option, can somebody please help me..thanks

    • Aaron

      just right click and press prefrences/options/settings depends on what dock you have love.

    • Avinash Kumar

      well each n every docs come with its setting from where u can manually your requirements and then see how it works.

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  • perfume999

    unique…

  • Lucas

    RocketDock crashes on windows 7 64 bit

    • _Josh @ _[°|°]_

      Rubbish, it works quite well — at least on Windows 7 Enterprise Edition, and Ultimate, both 64-Bit versions.

    • Ruben

      I’ve been having the same issues… since installed my win 7 home premiun edition has been crashing a bit.. love the feel of it but too many crashes..

    • jimbob

      Been running fine for me: x64 win7 home premium.

    • vins

      Yes they have mentioned that in their website,it still not supports w7 64bit

  • BlitzMike91

    Rocket Dock works good…
    Thanks i hope it shall keeps working good and fre=)

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  • SaNd

    cool stuff man

  • shri hari

    hi.
    kindly change the spelling for Sliderdock.
    its written siderdock and found difficulty in finding it at the search page.

  • Nick

    I really like Apple products and am always going for the Mac look on my Win 7 64 bit, but the only dock like mac, XWindows Dock 5.6 doesnt work on Win7 64 bit.

  • marike

    how can you turn on the dock?
    (maybe it’s a silly question but realy, help me out please!)

    • Jonathan

      what do you mean by turn on the dock ?

      If you are looking for some of the dock listed above, you will need to download those and install the problem. Windows 7 by default doesn’t come with those docks

      Cheers

  • dan

    the only reason why any of you guys need all those different docks is, that OS X looks good from the beginning. This looks all shit and way too overloaded. Sliding? Cycling? well.. OS X motivates to work professional, Microsoft keeps you busy playing with every little bullshit. PC user will obviously never get what it is all about…

    • April

      I think that the microsoft OS, though admittedly not beautiful from the beginning, shouldn’t be dissed for it’s creative abilities.
      …Not to mention that, well, not all of us out there have £2000 ($2500?) to spend on the LOW spec version of a macbook (I’ve seen the cost breakdown of what they expect you to pay for [for example] an extra 500GB of hard-drive and unless I was absolutely crazy I wouldn’t ever pay that much for it).
      So all in all… do you not think it’s quite cool that people on a budget are therefore ENCOURAGED and INSPIRED by the beauty of the Mac OS system to use their minds to CREATE a beautiful, customisable interface on a shoestring, and then present it to the public open source or free & pretty much fully customisable?
      …Or are you surrounded by a cloud of Mac-Smug so thick you can’t see your own hand in front of your abnormally large head?

      • Kev

        Well put April. Sorry Dan.. owned.
        People can install whatever they like to customize their environment.. Style and functionality are two sides of the OS coin.
        I use win7, OS X, Linux.. all have their advantages and downfalls. If you like Windows, but want to stick a dock on it, go ahead!
        I wonder if any mac users are searching for a taskbar?

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  • gizmo

    The sales guy at StarDock is an ass and non responsive.
    Product not worth it if they don’t have good people.

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  • Hussain

    The best choice is Rocketdock or NexusDock..for windows 7(in my opinion)

    I have used RocketDock and it’s really cool, I have take a look at Nexus one and it’s look great, I has too many of features and colors it’s really cool.
    The best for me is Rocketdock and NexusDock

  • sirish

    On pressing Windows+D on key board to show desktop the dock menu is disappearing.Is there any setting to display dock menu all the time?

  • http://www.mediafire.com/?h1wl3vjetmy Hemik

    Try Sony Gate Dock ,,, its really awesome !!!

  • yoyo

    right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rakila

    I Like Rocket Dock.B’coz this is an amazing dock which have many options.Later Object dock.

    Now i want to use circle dock,slider dock.

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  • Yan

    What about dell dock
    It is actually quite handy
    Also for subcategories within the dock so can minimize clutter.
    Down side…you may need a dell comp to get it

    • http://twitter.com/Fourthletter58 Fourthletter58

      Dell Dock is a rebadged Object Dock from Stardock – missed from this list and one of the first available for Windows.

  • carlos

    i need help im lost idk what im doing i downloaded whatever was on top of the page and noww im lost

  • Man

    I’m sooo interested in that CircleDock! ‘Cause it’s fully customizable and that’s what I want.

  • Yash Kumar

    How i can download circle dock

  • Sujanchettri35

    circle dock is not working

  • Adsfsdf

    The best, in my opionon is Rocketdock. The only thing is that they don’t fully support x64 bit processors/OS’s. A lot of dock applications don’t or their not updated often. I would personally go with Nexus in this list. The other ones look silly and more confusing then the mess their supposed to organize. It does all the normal stuff for free and it supports all current Windows operating systems 32 and 64 bit.

  • Nextnewboy

     How can i download rocket dock for free?

    • ghazi JC

      hi you can download rocket dock (for free) by pressing at its name in blue….it will take you to another website then youll see a tab on the top called download press at it then press free download

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  • your no hacker

    kiddie script-er !!!!!!!!

  • GoggleEye

    You claim they are virus free: Apparently you did not run a anti virus program after down loading the above docks inmjcluding Dell Dock. They include following virus: Double Click, Blank Page, Web Rub just to name a few. I ran Bitdefender against the down loads. Found a total of 84 virus. Anti Virus program codes are writen specificalt for windows O/systems. when you alter the O/System it will dramaticaly effect how the anti virus program works and often causes the anti Virus program to mal function such as lock up or windows crash. Best docking system. None, Cost Zero Dollars, Virus None, If you want a Mac buy a Mac. If you want Windows buy windows.

  • Al Fi

    XWindows Dock 5.6 is the best for windows, true clone of Mac dock.

  • Ritesh Ashture

    hi

  • noeh

    there is magicformation beter than all these docks sure
    http://tokyodownstairs.blogspot.com/2008/03/magic-formation.html