Stardock ObjectDock 2.1
Replace the boring Windows taskbar with a dynamic dock for your favourite shortcuts
(20.40 MB |
Scanning download link for errors...
||Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Replace the boring taskbar with something more accessible and visually appealing
Ever used a Mac? The taskbar equivalent – known as “dock” is both attractive and functional, and while Windows 7 improves things significantly with its own enhanced taskbar, it’s still something that won’t turn heads. The good news is that you can easily augment – or even ditch – the Windows taskbar and replace it with something more akin to what you find on Apple Macs.
Stardock’s ObjectDock comes in both free and paid-for flavours. This free version has all the basic functionality you need, displaying both currently running programs (a la the Windows 7 taskbar) as well as your favourite shortcuts – currently running programs can be displayed as icons or a thumbnail of the program window. As you roll the mouse over the bar, individual icons leap to the fore, making them easy to select.
The bar can be placed at on any of the four sides of the screen, but there’s one major omission: the lack of a system tray, which could be a deal-breaker unless you’re happy to leave the taskbar in place (or you don’t mind paying $20 for the paid-for version).
The new ObjectDock v2.1 now ships with a new UI, folders within your dock and Windows 8 support.
Reasonable implementation of the Mac’s wonderful dock, but the lack of system tray support in the free version could be a major stumbling block.
Related Download Articles
Theme and customise just about every aspect of your Windows user-interface
Change your Windows 7 logon screen quickly and painlessly with this small, perfectly formed app
Change your Dock's appearance quickly and effortlessly
Free, for personal-use only
Change your Windows welcome screen with the minimum of fuss and hassle
Other Download Articles From This Category
A superb portable program launcher/ Start Menu
Safely remove duplicate files from your hard drive quickly and easily
Translate PC error codes into a text description
An ultra-lightweight wallpaper changer and desktop calendar