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Winstep Nexus Dock

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 154 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.7
  • Total Downloads:
    2,319,286
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    31.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,086
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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The Winstep Nexus Dock attempts to provide you with a smooth, quick, and intuitive way to access your most commonly utilized items.

Pros

Mac-like environment: Winstep Nexus Dock allows you the customization of OS X without the constraints of a Mac environment.

Customizable options: The Winstep Nexus Dock gives you what amounts to complete control over what you want to place in your dock, so you can create a totally personalized dock for your desktop.

Animation and graphics: This is a great looking piece of software, with charming little animations and graphics that are reminiscent of the best docks in the business.

Cons

Free version limitations: The only real drawback is that the free version is so much more limited than the paid, "Ultimate" version. The ability to have nested docks would be especially welcome in the free option.

Bottom Line

If you're forever married to Windows but have admired the docks of other operating systems, then the Nexus Dock might be for you. Even if those other docks haven't caught your eye, this one is completely customizable, so it's worth trying out to see if you can create a dock that works for you.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    5.0

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  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 154 votes

    • 5 star 77
    • 4 star 46
    • 3 star 17
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 10
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5 stars

"A necessity on my computer."

August 18, 2015  |  By AmbrosiusGiancarlo

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 15.7

Pros

For me, it is very suitable

Cons

Nothing can make me picky.

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5 stars

"I like it much better than Object Dock"

February 16, 2015  |  By craig.knapp1

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 14.11

Pros

18FEB2015. I like WinStep Nexus Dock better than Stardock's Object Dock.

First, Object Dock was conflicting with USB SAFELY REMOVE, which reported that Object Dock had USB drive's "locked down", even FORCED STOP could not "unlock" Object Dock from drives which I was attempt to eject (disconnect from the computer, safely parking the drive heads.).

Secondly, on my Win7 32Bit, 4GB RAM, 2x 2TB HD, 1GB Video RAM system, WinStep Nexus Dock seems to use less resources than Object Dock.

Cons

None. None. (sorry for the repetition, was forced to enter 10 characters in this block).

Summary

Nexus is a great replacement for the Windoze Taskbar, enhances the look considerably, and seems to go easy on system resources.

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5 stars

"nice launcher"

January 12, 2015  |  By freetechno

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 14.11

Pros

it made my desktop much more beautiful

Cons

no cons at all

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5 stars

"Very nice launcher - Free version"

December 28, 2014  |  By Arafurian01

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 14.11

Pros

Many different attractive graphical designs; many options for customising; some useful widgits included. Runs without the slightest sign of instability.

Cons

Figuring out all the customisable choices is a bit of a nightmare; there are just so many options, and some of them are a bit obscure. So it took me quite a while - an hour or more - of trial and error before I could get it to work the way I wanted. (Still, I shouldn't complain too much; at least it finally gave me what I wanted!)

Summary

I have Win8.1, with a very large number of apps (many hundreds) installed. About 50 of these apps, I use often, but the remainder only infrequently. My major challenges are, firstly, remembering which app is best for which job; and, secondly, finding ways of conveniently accessing them. For this reason, I use a variety of launchers, including Windows's built-in Taskbar's Toolbars, MadAppLauncher and a couple of home-brewed launchers (based on CherryTree hierarchical database) for the more obscure apps. The Nexus dock will fit nicely into this mix.

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4 stars

"Winstep's Free Nexus Dock 12.2"

October 22, 2014  |  By mdw.woody

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 12.2

Pros

I Use 2 docks Nexus and Rocket. The Nexus is by far the best and easiest to use.

Cons

There is only one problem that I have ever had and even that has only cropped up recently. That is the weather module has quit working the last two months or more. It used to work flawlessly and very accurate. Now to get the weather I have to right click the icon and go to detailed which then opens a browser window to the Weather Channel Website. Something I could do myself with less mouse clicks.

Summary

If you don't need or want the weather module, then its one of the best out there.

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3 stars

"Been waiting for 5 days after purcase, still nothing."

January 27, 2014  |  By claesbrandt

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 12.2

Pros

Fantastic piece of software. Really gives me a taskbar replacement I like.

Cons

Right click on icons doesnt give you jump-lists. Integration with start menu is not so elegant.

Summary

It's now 5 days ago I paid for the software and I haven't heard a single word from the developer. I don't even know if it will ever come. I'm giving them a couple of more days and then I will get a refund from the payment gateway, which already agreed to do so in case the developer doesn't answer soon. Until they have fixed the delivery issues, I cannot give them more than 3 stars.

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1 stars

"48 hours in 2013. Sorry"

August 18, 2013  |  By ruggerd

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 12.2

Pros

Don't know because I was never able to install

Cons

it's 2013. I'm not paying 40.00 to wait 2-3 days for my software. Not acceptable. No response from customer service.

Summary

I'm not sure how they justify making people wait days to acquire a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. It doesn't matter how well the software is made when the developer is this ignorant to make people wait days to download the software. This is UNACCEPTABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, UNACCEPTABLE. PERIOD!

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1 stars

"Program still needs some work."

August 08, 2013  |  By zaabaawaa

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 12.2

Pros

Idea - good. functions - good. lay-out - good.

Cons

Download in Spanish or Portuguese.Not changeable to English during operation. After installation I did find place to change language. Result: Change to English, presentation on screen in Swedish, English and Portuguese. No response from program support, so the next day I removed this program from my PC, since you can not work guessing what words means in some language you do not know.

Summary

Program still needs work - after that it might be a useful tool.

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3 stars

"Good desktop software"

July 24, 2013  |  By haqyer

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 12.2

Pros

Offers many options to select. A powerful tool to organize your desktop.

Cons

If you select "Prevent maximized windows from overlapping the dock" option, it appears on the internet browser and can be very annoying. If you don't select that option, then desktop items can place behind the dock and you can't click on them.

Summary

A good software but also need improvement.

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3 stars

"Nexus Dock"

April 13, 2013  |  By rbobsharp

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 12.2

Pros

It is simple to use as a shortcut for popular programs

Cons

It pops up at inconvienent times. I cant keep it docked while browsing the web.

Summary

I disable it most of the time.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.7
Version 15.7 includes the following enhancements:
  • Full compatibility with Windows 10.
  • New 'Task View' internal command to invoke Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Manager.
  • Always on Bottom docks no longer pop up on mouseover.
  • Size of running application thumbnails can now range up to 512x512 pixels.
  • Many other misc.improvements and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Winstep Software Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.winstep.net/
Release Date July 27, 2015
Date Added July 27, 2015
Version 15.7
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 31.07MB
File Name nexus.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,319,286
Downloads Last Week 10,086
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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