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ObjectDock

By Stardock Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of ObjectDock

  • Place favorite Web links, program shortcuts, and widgets on a fun, animated, and easy-to-use dock
  • Last updated on 10/28/14
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 28, 2014

ObjectDock gives you the look and functionality of a Mac interface right on your Windows computer by adding a customizable dock at the bottom of the screen. From here, you can quickly open important programs, and you can even tell the program to mimic the mouse-over zoom effect found on a Mac.

Pros

Configurable and customizable: The initial Dock this app creates contains some basic programs and an icon for the Windows Start Menu. But through the Settings Menu, you can customize the Dock to display whatever programs you want. And you can even specify whether you want all open programs to show up there or not.

Two-part interface: In addition to the Dock at the bottom of the screen, this app also creates a tabbed interface that you can access by clicking on a small bar at the top of the screen. Here you'll find the Settings Menu, and you can also access all of your other programs, especially if you chose to eliminate the Windows Toolbar when you set up the app.

Cons

One size: The icons in the Dock are only one size, and they are rather large. Depending on the size of your screen, this may mean that they interfere with what you're trying to do in other programs from time to time.

Variable responsiveness: Programs didn't always open the first time we tried to click on them in the dock. Although they did always open eventually, it sometimes took multiple attempts.

Bottom Line

ObjectDock is a quick and easy way to give your Windows computer a Mac look. It offers lots of options for customization, which means you can set it up in a way that best suits your needs. While there are some stylistic and performance issues that you may not want to put up with, you can try the app out for free for 30 days to decide if it's worth spending $9.99 to purchase.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of ObjectDock 2.20.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.20

Version 2.20:
  • Tabbed docks
  • System tray support
  • Icon reflections
  • Background blur-behind
  • Brand new User Interface and revamped menus;
  • Now displays all running programs in your dock, allowing for pinning & unpinning ("Show Applications" mode);
  • Mouseover effects previously only available
  • Ability to show minimized-windows-only in the dock;
  • Ability to have the dock always on top, but autohide when there is a maximized window (on by default);
  • New weather module with greatly increased reliability and built-in location search;
  • New true-stretch background drawing mode (among other tags) for improved skinnability;
  • New high-quality artist-prepared bundled backgrounds;
  • New icon-transparency setting, with new 'ghost mode';
  • Drastically improved background browser.

General

Release September 24, 2020
Date Added October 28, 2014
Version 2.20

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 13,200,838
Downloads Last Week 32
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Developer's Description

ObjectDock is designed to add style, organization, and function to your Windows experience. Place your favorite web links, program shortcuts and information widgets on this fun, animated and easy-to-use dock. Additional docklets provide quick access to weather, time, and other useful information. A new UI allows users to choose from a number of styles and special effects for a custom experience.