A fun way to launch apps quickly like MAC OS X dock.

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  • Latest Version: 1.3.5
  • License: Free
  • Final Released: 5/07/2024
  • Publisher: Punk Labs
  • Setup File: RocketDock-v1.3.5.exe
  • File Size: 6.16 MB
  • System Type: 32-bit & 64-bit
  • Language: More than 40 language
  • Category: Desktop Tools
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About RocketDock

RocketDock is a free application launcher that Apple-style system tray inspired by OS X dock. It is an ObjectDock alternative. This freeware can replace the full Windows taskbar and give your desktop the smoothness of the MAC OS X dock.

The first thing that you’ll probably do after installing the application is add shortcut icons to the application. This is a fairly simple task: just drag&drop the icons on your dock or right-click and choose Add Item.

The interface is simply stunning. The effects used are pleasant to watch, especially the zooming on the application’s items. The application can be positioned in every part of the screen. You can choose from a wide collection of themes and also download different icon sets. The program’s settings can be fine tuned, so your dock will be as you desire.

Besides the application’s looks, RocketDock’s functionality shouldn’t be ignored. Instead of browsing for your programs’ executables or cluttering your desktop with tens of shortcuts, the application will start your favorite software with a single click.

Pros and Cons

  • Makes easier access to programs and windows
  • Contains live images of minimized windows
  • Creative Commons license
  • Sidebar or system tray mode
  • Drag-n-drop interface
  • Low memory (RAM) usage and very stable
  • Can minimize windows to the application (taskbar function)
  • Fully customizable (really!)
  • May be slight problems with system performance
  • This may irritate some users

Advice: If you decide to keep the application, I recommend checking the Run at Startup in the Dock Settings window. So you don’t have to start the program yourself when you open your computer.


At the moment Rocket Dock is one of the most popular docking applications for Microsoft Windows. Provides as well as huge extendibility and adjustment features. You can feel something Mac operating system without being a Mac user.

RocketDock screenshot RocketDock_settings

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