ObjectDock

ObjectDock

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 804 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.9
  • Total Downloads:
    12,903,310
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 08, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    19.82MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,431
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Jealous of that slick Mac interface? Check out ObjectDock, a free utility that replaces the Windows Taskbar with a colorful, animated dock similar to the taskbar in Mac OS X.

ObjectDock displays icons for currently running applications and can hold quick-launch icons for your favorite programs. As you pass the cursor over each icon, ObjectDock magnifies it and displays relevant information, helping you find what you need even when you're running several programs at once. An attractive clock rounds out the toolbar. The tiny utility comes with a dozen attractive skins, and users with slow computers can reduce the animation quality to increase speed.

There is one major drawback: the lack of a system tray. There is a free, imperfect docklet plug-in available from a third-party provider that valiantly tries to remedy the problem, although it's a bit buggy. You can also upgrade to the Plus edition for $20, which includes system tray support, tabbed docks, support for multiple docks and multiple monitors, and other features.

If you're dissatisfied with the Windows Taskbar or just want to spice up your Desktop, ObjectDock makes a very good, no-risk choice.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 293 votes

    • 5 star 134
    • 4 star 104
    • 3 star 27
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 18
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 804 votes

    • 5 star 345
    • 4 star 266
    • 3 star 99
    • 2 star 36
    • 1 star 58
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4 stars

"Great product and very customizable"

June 22, 2009  |  By craig076

 |  Version: ObjectDock 1.9

Pros

Can customize icons. Fairly straightforward to use. Lots of attractive icons and backgrounds already supplied.

Cons

Very annoyed with weather icon not working for anywhere in UK. I am using Vista 64 operating system and can find weather reports for Germany etc but nothing for England. Not even London.

Summary

As freeware goes this is a great piece of software to enhance your desktop and speed up searches on your computer. Downside is the very annoying problem of not being able to use the weather icon as this was initially one of my main reasons for downloading this software as i became fed-up with using the side panel due to the amount of real estate it takes up on my desktop. In future releases i hope Stardock can fix the weather icon for all operating systems and i feel a better calendar where a person can swith between day and month would be welcome.

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5 stars

"Awesome Product =)"

March 18, 2009  |  By benny0521

 |  Version: ObjectDock 1.9

Pros

awesome product =)

Cons

The tabbed bar can't animate like to non-tabbed bar, which would be a great addition.

* I'm missing a "Save all" button.

* I would be a nice feature that ObjectDoc look for the web-icon online when a hyperlink-shortcut is created.

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4 stars

"Excellent tool, let me keep finally clean my desktop."

February 28, 2009  |  By Burfast

 |  Version: ObjectDock 1.9

Pros

it's very easy to configure and don't use much hard dsic space to store it.

Cons

well... after install my firewall it doesn't work fine, I'd to made a lot of arrangements and reconfigurations to make it useful again.

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1 stars

"i can not get it to work"

February 16, 2009  |  By Chuky245

 |  Version: ObjectDock 1.9

Pros

i cant get itto work

Cons

i cnat get it to work

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5 stars

"another great app from Stardock"

February 16, 2009  |  By ami-g

 |  Version: ObjectDock 1.9

Pros

easy to use, reasonable memory use, free

Cons

can't find any

Summary

The best way to have what is needed right where you can reach it.

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5 stars

"Very Convenient"

February 13, 2009  |  By gamerchic82

 |  Version: ObjectDock 1.9

Pros

I like that it has Microsoft Word at my finger tips seems how I used that program a lot. The My Computer icon is extremely convenient due to the fact that Microsoft did away with the desktop icon for Vista.

Cons

I have an issue with Windows performing an error every now and then with Object Dock.

Summary

I enjoy having everything at my finger tips rather than going to search for the program(s) in the Start Menu.

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4 stars

"This works great"

February 12, 2009  |  By CJayV

 |  Version: ObjectDock 1.9

Pros

Simple and neat desktop. Easy to use. I lke the look of ObjectDock.

Cons

I had to keep the shortcuts on the desktop, when I put them in the recycle bin the links on ObjectDock did not work, until I restored them. I now hide my desktop short cuts with fences.

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4 stars

"Convenient to use. Helps to launch programs faster."

February 09, 2009  |  By eorangesmith

 |  Version: ObjectDock 1.9

Pros

Launchs faster. Easy to move icons around to the placement you desire.

Cons

Scrolling near the bottom of the page, Objectdoc sometime flashes and gets in the way.

Summary

It is convient to have all your launch objects in place place at teh bottom. No seaching your desktop or opening up the program list. Sometime scrolling near the bottom of a page, the icons pop up and get in the way. Overall I plan to keep it.

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5 stars

"Amazing and useful"

February 04, 2009  |  By amilcarhenrique

 |  Version: ObjectDock 1.9

Pros

It makes my desktop prettier!

Cons

nothing against this software.

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3 stars

"Hoped to replace win toolbar Never quite made the grade"

February 04, 2009  |  By jafergusonuk

 |  Version: ObjectDock 1.9

Pros

I love the icons and ease of choosing the apps to start

Cons

Nearly impossible to switch between apps without Alt Tab. This makes the (my) original idea obsolete.

Summary

This product look brilliant and mostly it is. I thought it would replace the windows task bar. Mostly it does this except when you are running applications it is impossible to flick between them as you can with the Win toolbar. Not the great upgrade I hoped for. I upgraded to ObjectDock Plus and to be honest while it is better, it still doesn't quite meet the requirement.

Still it does look great.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.9
Version 1.9 adds Windows Vista DWM support, new skins, minimize/maximize effects, and a new weather docklet.
General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date August 08, 2007
Date Added August 08, 2007
Version 1.9
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.82MB
File Name ObjectDock-cnet-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,903,310
Downloads Last Week 3,431
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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