Winstep Nexus Dock

Winstep Nexus Dock

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 150 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.11
  • Total Downloads:
    2,074,036
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 10, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    30.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,597
  • 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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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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5 stars

"Tidies up my desktop"

March 08, 2013  |  By iswaryam

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 12.2

Pros

Quick to install and fairly easy to setup. I was using Fences, but needed something more intuitive to access my desktop shortcuts from. Nexus Winstep Dock has so far met my requirements. I have added every conceivable program shortcut to it. Neat

Cons

Opted out of Notepad and Explorer shortcuts, since I extensively use taskbar-pinned shortcuts. But not a deal-breaker

Summary

Very intuitive, installs easy and the themes are great too. Quite customisable, pity sub-docks are only available in the paid version.

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5 stars

"Beautiful and customizable"

December 02, 2012  |  By suryashis

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 12.2

Pros

It is really beautiful and actually the free version is all that you really need.
Its highly customizable and animation effects and blur settings are really cool.

Cons

Tune up utilities say that this exerts moderate system load.

Summary

Far better than object dock and more stable than rocket dock

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3 stars

"Does not always come up on top of open window"

October 23, 2012  |  By easyhog

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 12.2

Pros

Easy of use

Cons

Sometimes have to close open window to use the dock

Summary

still looking

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5 stars

"Love this launcher"

October 11, 2012  |  By lowcpm

 |  Version: Winstep Nexus Dock 12.2

Pros

fully customizable

Cons

None that I can see

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14.11
Version 14.11 includes the following enhancements:
  • New Internal Commands.
  • New Pin to dock context menu option..
  • Improved Windows 8.x support.
  • Updated weather widget feeds.
  • Misc.bug fixes.
General
Publisher Winstep Software Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.winstep.net/
Release Date November 07, 2014
Date Added November 10, 2014
Version 14.11
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 30.86MB
File Name nexus.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,074,036
Downloads Last Week 5,597
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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