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Editors' Review

by   / November 06, 2008

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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Full Specifications

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 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 6.16MB
File Name RocketDock-v1.3.5.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 998,687
Downloads Last Week 165

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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