RocketDock

RocketDock

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 184 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    938,398
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 26, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    585
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Where most other docks fail, RocketDock soars. The Mac-style program dock and launcher for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista has it all, from a smooth installation to flawless icon transitions and an unobtrusive footprint.

The app is loaded with options. The dock can live on any of the four edges of your monitor, you can set it to always be on top, on bottom, autohide, or be ever-present. It comes with more than 20 skins; fonts and colors are fully customizable, as is the icon order; and you can choose which icons are displayed, independent of the program's actual icon. RocketDock's publisher is also growing a community around the program, and the app's Web site has areas where you can download more icons, widgets, and skins to enhance and further customize your experience.

One drawback of the program is that the main settings menu is not where you go to add in and configure these extras. Instead, they're accessible from a secondary settings menu available only by right-clicking on the dock itself. It's frustrating, but not a major problem, and hopefully can be addressed in future updates.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 184 votes

    • 5 star 114
    • 4 star 38
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 10
  • All Versions

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    out of 184 votes

    • 5 star 114
    • 4 star 38
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 10
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5 stars

"Most reliable dock software I have ever used."

April 24, 2014  |  By HoddeLE

 |  Version: RocketDock 1.3.5

Pros

Hasn't broken, crashed, or in any way not functioned exactly as desired in four years of constant use.

Very thorough customization options including icons, animations, position on screen, size, font, and response time.

Cons

Default icons and animations are, quite frankly, terrible. Highly recommend downloading a new icon pack from DeviantArt ASAP as well as going through all of the options and tailoring the program to your preference.

Summary

Highly reliable and customizable software with great potential, just don't be put off by the hideous default settings and put the time in to customize it to your own preference.

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2 stars

"rocketflop should be more like it"

July 18, 2013  |  By kvoiles

 |  Version: RocketDock 1.3.5

Pros

worked beautifully for a while, loved the way i could add icon links from anywhere and instantly have access to all my favorite programs. loved the customizability of the dock. all the different skins and themes.

Cons

and then one fine day it started crashing all the time. yes i was using the 135 version the newest. apparently once you add a certain amount of icons the program has a tendency to crash. it was constanytly popping up an error stating that it " couldnt load all of my icons, would i like to load the default icons?" if i said yes then it loaded the defaults all right, not one of my personal icons was present and i had to add them all all over again. and if i said no, then the program wouldnt load at all.

Summary

at one time i would have recommended this program to any one hands down. now, with all the troubles ive had im switching to something else. you can try it and if you have no problems, fine. but be prepared to lose all you hard work, you've been warned

Updated on Jul 18, 2013

one caveat, i am using a 64 bit windows 7 OS, maybe rocketdock just doesnt like 64bit systems.

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5 stars

"A really really good free dock."

June 12, 2013  |  By PineappleSpirit

 |  Version: RocketDock 1.3.5

Pros

My desktop looks super nice using it.

Cons

I love it ^^

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3 stars

"Not to sure about it???"

February 23, 2013  |  By Wabakey

 |  Version: RocketDock 1.3.5

Pros

Has tons of options and several sound choices.

Cons

It takes some time to figure it out.

Summary

I am an impatient person so when I couldn't get my Gmail shortcut on the dock I uninstalled it. One day when I have the time to learn how it functions I will re-install the RocketDock.

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3 stars

"Great Dock"

January 05, 2013  |  By Hendrix62986

 |  Version: RocketDock 1.3.5

Pros

Cleans your desktop up, and easy to use.

Cons

Had a problem getting it to launch on the startup even with the run at startup box checked. The solution was copying, and pasting the shortcut in the "start" menu under "all programs" "startup". Hope that helps if you get the same problem.

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5 stars

"Totally "AWESOME'....WORRY FREE"

September 16, 2012  |  By mmdmjcop

 |  Version: RocketDock 1.3.5

Pros

RocketDock is by far the best little time saver you could have. It sits in the background working constantly, keeping everything where it belongs and nothing is ever out of place. You don't have to do anything with RocketDock. RocketDock is like having a staff of workers that get the job done but yet you never see them. You feel safe and secure and you can put all worries aside with RocketDock. I never even think about RocketDock because I never have to do anything with RocketDock, RocketDock does it ALL for me. I even forgot I even had RocketDock installed on my Computer. RocketDock makes life so much easier and smooth sailing, worry free and rest assured!Sometimes I have to click on the little world icon in the task bar because I forgot what it was for...but RocketDock goes above and beyond to do ALL of the boring, time consuming job for me and that makes all the difference in the world.Maybe that's why their Favicon is a world. Wonderful product indeed!!!

Cons

Well, I must say that I haven't really come across any problems with RocketDock yet. I really can't see where I will ever come across any problems because RocketDock is like having a watchdog that watches over everything for me so I can go play...whatever it is that I play, with no worries.

Summary

RocketDock has been a wonderful Tool for me and I say that because, having to go into your System Tools and enter the ever dreaded Defragmenter means "How much time is this going to take,that I don't have to lose?" I absolutely hated to defrag my Computer because it was always at a time when I was doing something important and all of a sudden, my computer wouldn't work right. So I would go and check if I needed to defragment and the answer was always yes. Most of the time this defragmentation period was when I was doing something that have to have my undivided attention and concentration and if I had to stop to defrag, I would lose my train of thought. It would absolutely drive me bonkers. Now....with RocketDock, I don't have to do one iota of anything because RocketDock is constantly on, working in the background for me and keeping my computer running "smooth". I would by far recommend RocketDock to everyone, if you need a life with one less problem in it and you don't have the patience to sit and wait for defrag to defrag. And I didn't, so I have much more time to get my things done faster and have more time to do enjoyable things in life that doesn't involve a computer.

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5 stars

"Simple and very useful"

August 19, 2012  |  By john_17

 |  Version: RocketDock 1.3.5

Pros

I wanted to use docking applications for the sole purpose of launching applications and remove clutter from my desktop. I tried Objectdock and Winstep Nexus before, and to be honest, they looked prettier, but I noticed my computer became slower, and there were some features I really wouldn't like to have. So I switched to Rocketdock, it's simple and straightforward, plus there are also addons and themes that could somehow match those I used in other dock apps. And now I think it's better and easier to use than the others that I tried.

Cons

Can't create or use multiple docks, I'm really not sure if it doesn't have this feature. Other than that, everything is perfect, after all I only need one dock.

Summary

It's my first time to use Rocketdock, so as of now I'm trying to customize it based on my needs. I was surprised that the last update to it was in 2008 because it's working really great!

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4 stars

"One of the better docks out there"

August 18, 2012  |  By wolf_emperor

 |  Version: RocketDock 1.3.5

Pros

easy to use and a lot of user made ad-ons to try out.

Cons

Not as many options or customization as other docks.

Summary

As a free dock, this is a great program, but if you feel like spending money, there are much better ones out there.

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4 stars

"TONS of stuff created by users on websites for this app"

April 07, 2012  |  By TravelorTim

 |  Version: RocketDock 1.3.5

Pros

Seems like thousands of user created icons available for FREE!

Cons

Seems to only have few of the options of a couple of other docks I have tried

Summary

Probably one of the better docks

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5 stars

"It is indeed spectacular !"

March 27, 2012  |  By Cold_Ember

 |  Version: RocketDock 1.3.5

Pros

it makes my desktop neat (bcoz it used to be very messy)

Cons

I don't see anything wrong with this

Summary

Thanks a lot for this free software.. it's a great help for me

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3.5
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher PunkLabs
Publisher web site http://www.punklabs.com
Release Date June 26, 2008
Date Added June 26, 2008
Version 1.3.5
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.16MB
File Name RocketDock-v1.3.5.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 938,398
Downloads Last Week 585
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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