RocketDock – Better Than The Taskbar

RocketDock is what the Windows Taskbar should have been.

Image courtesy FileHippo

Leave it to the freeware community to write software that M$ should have incorporated into XP and even do a better job. Mac users have been using a dock such as this and why let the MacFanatics have all the fun. RocketDock is a small 6 GB download, is easy to install and the number of widely available accessories you can add in are staggering – Google RocketDock and you can access tons of additional goodies.


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After installing you can customize RocketDock in about as many ways as you can imagine. The General screen takes care of the basics:



You can set the icon’s parameters to fit exactly how you want them to behave:



Positioning the dock – lots of options; there are also add-ons available which allow further customization:



The theme can be varied to your liking and as well there are tons of themes and skins available from other sources:



Finally more effects:



One of the things I particularly like with RocketDock is that when you minimize a window, it shows up on the dock; mouse over it and you get a legible thumbnail of what’s there and click on it to open – very handy when you have multiple windows.

Overall this is worth your time to give it a try – it can change your PC experience for the better – a very nice job!


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Joe Citarella was one of the founders of in 1998. He contributed as a site administrator and writer for over 10 years before retiring. Joe played an integral part in building and sustaining the community.

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