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Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 9 votes out of 9 votes

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    Jul. 28, 2010
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Editors' Review

After years of using Windows, most people find that Windows Explorer and its hierarchical folders is a pretty intuitive way to organize and accessing files. For those users interested in trying something different, however, there's Circle Dock 32bit. This attractive desktop enhancement lets users arrange files in circular orbits, a novel and potentially very useful way to organize things.

The program's interface is attractive, consisting of a light blue ring with a bubble-like graphic in the middle. Right-clicking on this graphic brought up a menu with a variety of options, and at that point we decided that we needed to consult the built-in Help file before we proceeded any further. Using the program is actually pretty simple, once you review some basic directions. Users can right-click on the dock to add a folder, file, special item, or folder stack. Objects can also be dragged and dropped onto the dock from the desktop or Windows Explorer. There are a huge variety of options for customizing the dock and the objects in it, from user-defined icons to adjustments for opacity, dock shape and size, animation, and much more. The only aspect of Circle Dock that we had trouble with was rearranging the objects that we placed on it into different orbits; the Help file wasn't very clear about how to do this, and we never did figure it out. Still, Circle Dock is a fun and innovative way to organize files and folders, and it's worth checking out if you like to experiment with desktop enhancements.

Circle Dock 32bit comes as a zip file. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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What's new in version 1.5.6
Version 1.5.6 added an option to prevent the mouse-click that toggles the Dock's visibility from being passed-on to other applications. Added options to the actions for a left-click on the top level Centre Button. Added alternative translations for Hungarian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian and Turkish. New included Applet: Wallpaper Auto-Changer.
Publisher Rainmeter
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Release Date April 30, 2010
Date Added July 28, 2010
Version 1.5.6
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements .Net Framework 2.0 or higher.
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File Size 19.81MB
File Name
Total Downloads 98,561
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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