Mac OS X Dock Clones for Windows XP/Vista

A general component in Mac OS X is the Dock, which provide a graphical user interface feature used to launch applications and switch between running applications. If you use Microsoft Windows as operation system free Dock clones are available too. Actually there are a number of alternatives, where I believe the best ones are these:

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The below is a screenshot of RocketDock using the Vista Black theme/skin, which comes with the application. RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher, and currently my choice. It provides a nice clean interface to drop and organize shortcuts for easy access.


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The quality of icons can be a bit of a problem since poor quality icons scale badly, however, many generally used applications now have high quality icons, e.g. Microsoft Office 2007, VLC Player, Skype, iTunes, Safari etc. For applications that lack of a quality icon, the RockDock provide a icon gallery, where you can find various icons for generally known applications. But to make it all much easier, this page provide a joint collection of icons from the icon gallery, which might fill your needs. Some of the application icons are:

  • Microsoft Office XP/2003
  • Recycle Bin
  • Internet Explorer
  • Outlook Express
  • Firefox
  • Thunderbird
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Joost
  • CCleaner
  • Total Commander
  • WinRAR
  • and many more…

Get the zipped icon collection – DOWNLOAD

If you like to modify your Windows machine to look almost like Mac OS X, this article provide an amount of tools to do that. But if you really want to go that way, you might want to drop windows, and go Mac…

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