MobyDock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 39 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.87b
  • Total Downloads:
    130,950
  • Date Added:
    November 18, 2003
  • File Size:
    3.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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The program introduces an analog of Mac OS Dock on your Desktop. MobyDock is a launch pad for any program or file. It can hold any number of items and uses magnification to clarify icons. Adding or removing an item from the dock is as easy as drag-and-drop. The program offers quite a number of customization opportunities. You can place it on any screen edge, make semi-transparent or self-hiding, change the icon size and magnification. Unfortunately, MobyDock is not extensible. There are no additional applets, only a clock and a screenshot-taking utility. Though there are more feature-packed competitors, MobyDock may be worth downloading because it is free and easy to use.
 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Overly simple and a bit quirky"

April 14, 2009  |  By An_Onuma

 |  Version: MobyDock 0.87b

Pros

The options are extremely simplified...perhaps even a bit too much so. Installed Clean and uninstalled clean.

Cons

Overly simplistic options. Not enough hands-on control. After dragging one icon off the bar for deletion the program froze.

Summary

If you want simple, this is the program for you. There are better free alternatives in my opinion. The one I would recommend is RocketDock. However, if you don't want more control over your docks appearance or just don't want to spend some time personalizing a quick launch program, give MobyDock a try.

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1 stars

"Stay away unless you don't mind Wrecking your PC"

January 31, 2009  |  By SwitchBlade4u

 |  Version: MobyDock 0.87b

Pros

FREE trouble stay away.! if you value your computer.!

Cons

keeps crashing!

ObjectDock is a much better alturnative, together with RocketDock, both FREE and FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE that work well and don't cuz any problems with the OS Registry.

Summary

"ObjectDock" is a much better alturnative, together with "RocketDock", both FREE and FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE that work well and don't cuz any problems with the OS Registry.

these 2 above programmes are the best available.!

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4 stars

"MobyDock 0.87b"

December 11, 2008  |  By tanggi

 |  Version: MobyDock 0.87b

Pros

thanks ^-^

Cons

thanks ^-^

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4 stars

"Good Enough"

June 27, 2007  |  By jymmsom

 |  Version: MobyDock 0.87b

Pros

I'm running rocketdock, rkDock, and MobyDock with renamed shortcuts to keep desktop clear. You can scale this down enough to just being a toolbar, which is all I wanted. Saves memory, processing time, etc. You can individually rename text that will pop up when highlighting each icon which is GREAT for keeping track of folder links (you can also leave that field blank). Lots of customization for those who just want to clear up desktops cluttered with shortcuts, default is intensive and pretty but you can scale it back to just being an icon tray and load only when you click the mobydock shortcut. This is running on Vista, as well as the others, perfectly. You can also redirect icons and it appears there is some scripting functionality for command lines but I haven't played with that.

Cons

Rocket dock seems 'slightly' faster and is the one I use as a toolbar at boot up. You cannot simply make repeat mobydock1, mobydock2, etc directories with different short cuts and have several different docks as far as I'm aware. You cannot disable all icon labels at once but have to do them individually (you can with rocket dock).

RkDock (yzDock?) is my least favorite. There are several items you cannot remove and it seems to be the slowest to load.

You have to pay to have multiple docks up at once but it IS possible which is a very nice feature if you didn't mind spending the money. Otherwise, if you need more than one, use all three- don't have more than one load at boot, rename them to something recognizable (the shortcuts), and position them to load on different parts of the screen (right, bottom, top) so that you can have all three up at once when need be.

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5 stars

"Awesome"

December 10, 2006  |  By computerhater

 |  Version: MobyDock 0.87b

Pros

it does exactly what i expected

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3 stars

"Not a good choice."

September 02, 2006  |  By Starwarskid

 |  Version: MobyDock 0.87b

Pros

It's free...

Cons

It's too power hungry and has minimalistic performance. If you want a dock, and don't want to use up a lot of resourses, Aqua Dock is a lot better than this. The zoom effect and CPU usage is better. If you want a GREAT dock and don't mind it using up some CPU, then get ObjectDock. OD is the best dock around, but Aqua Dock is light on CPU and better than Moby Dock. Of course, this is just my opinion.

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5 stars

"A great dockbar and free! Its not dead YET!"

January 25, 2006  |  By CableguyTK

 |  Version: MobyDock 0.87b

Pros

Its free.

It mimics the OSX Dock Bar very well.

Has some nice features the other dock bars don't have.

Cons

Development, for all intents and purposes, has stopped. This version available on Download.com was released November 2003.

Program requires at least DirectX 9.0b.

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4 stars

"Excelent software, it really looks like the OS X launchbar!"

April 22, 2005  |  By Mauricio Estrella

 |  Version: MobyDock 0.87b

Pros

Excelent software, it really looks like the OS X launchbar! Great look, fast, very easy to install and configure.

Cons

It crashes in some drag & drop operations, but editing "items.ini" file solves the problem.

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4 stars

"Pretty Good"

April 12, 2005  |  By afrobat

 |  Version: MobyDock 0.87b

Pros

Mobydock is very customizable. There are a lot of functions. I made mobydock look like the mac os x dock.

Cons

It crashes a lot when you first install it. However, it should stop after restarting your computer once or twice.

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4 stars

"It's Great"

March 30, 2005  |  By Afrodude

 |  Version: MobyDock 0.87b

Pros

It's extremely customizable with a lot of different options to change it to your liking. I've customized my dock so that it looks like the mac docks.

Cons

It is a bit buggy at first. However, if you leave it on your computer and constantly use it, after around 2 restarts, it should start working properly.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher MobyDock
Publisher web site http://www.mobydock.com
Release Date November 18, 2003
Date Added November 18, 2003
Version 0.87b
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Microsoft DirectX 9, 16MB graphics card, 64MB RAM
Download Information
File Size 3.48MB
File Name Mobydock DX 0.87b Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 130,950
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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