8 Amazing Customizable Application Docks for Windows

Vincent —  December 27, 2011 — Leave a comment

8 Customizable Application Docks for Windows


Looking for an interactive and unique application dock for your windows? Perhaps you are searching for a quick launch dock like Mac OS? Or finding an additional dock for your workspace.

Here, we have listed here 8 of the customizable apps dock for your windows. Just pick one and you no longer need to pin shortcuts to your windows taskbar anymore.

1. ObjectDock

ObjectDock is an animated application dock for windows, which its graphical user interface resembled Mac OS dock. It is quite easy to use and icon image can be customized.

It also included weather docklet that let you take a quick glance at 5-day weather, active clock, calendar, web search and real-time battery stats.

Changing background skin is simple via its settings and there are more than thousands of skins for you to choose from.

objectdock dock replacement for windows

Operating System: Supports Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

File Size: 20.44 mb

Version: 2.0

Free/Paid: Free & Paid


2. RocketDock

Another application dock that looks fairly similar to Mac OS X dock, with smooth animation and sleek interface.

You are able change skins, docks, and icons of RocketDock and enhance its functionalities with add-ons.

In addition to that, you can download this Stacks Docklet to boost the RocketDock into near perfection (close to Mac OS Leopard Dock).

RocketDock application dock

Operating System: Supports Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7.

File Size: 6.2 mb

Version: 1.3.5

Free/Paid: Free


3. RKLauncher

Mac OS X-styled apps dock, animated and smooth. Simple replacement dock for your windows taskbar. It’s exceptionally small in size compared to other dock.

rk launcher alternative dock for windows

Operating System: Supports Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7

File Size: 714 kb

Version: 0.4 beta

Free/Paid: Free


4. SliderDock

A rather unique application dock for windows with nice interface. It is highly customizable and easy to use.

Simply drag and drop to add or move icons. The icons in SliderDock will arrange and form a ring-shaped group, and it does support multiple rings for better group management.

Application in SliderDock can be accessed by using mouse or keyboard shortcut keys. You also have the option to show/hide SliderDock in quick way.


Operating System: Supports Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

File Size: 4.8 mb

Version: 1.21

Free/Paid: Free


5. CircleDock

Another circular-style application dock. You can re-arrange and organize your icons into different circular form (eclipse, spiral and much more), horizontally and vertically. So, you can pack all of your icons and fit inside CircleDock into any corner of your windows desktop.

Circle Dock

Circle Dock

You can download and apply different background and skin images for it.

Operating System: Supports Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

File Size: 11.9 mb

Newest Version: 0.9.2 Alpha Preview 8.2

Free/Paid: Free


6. Radian

A distinct application launcher in radial form. Compact and great for packing loads of application into the launcher.

You can hide then icons when not needed, keeping it clean and tidy. Continuous right-click or use keyboard shortcut to bring Radian menu out for selection.

Radian Alternative dock for windows

Operating System: Supports Windows

File Size: 652 kb

Version: Radian v1.5

Free/Paid: Free (14-days Trial) & Paid (Lifetime)

7. XWindows Dock

One of the great Mac OS-like replacement dock for windows. XWindows dock includes stunning Exposé feature that allows you control and fast switch between application windows.

Swap easily between 2D and 3D dock view. Changing graphical stuffs, notifications, indicators, menus, labels and badges is simple.

You could plugin manager to manage add-ons, such as stack container (folder) with fan or grid views, and GMail checker.

XWindows dock


Ice dock for XWD 5.6 and 2.0 (by emey87)

xwindows dock

Operating System: Fully compatibilities with Windows Vista and Windows 7. Might works fine on Windows XP.

File Size: 4.3 mb

Version: 5.6

Free/Paid: Free


8. StabLauncher

Simple and user friendly application dock for windows. Different skins is available for download.



Outpost 1 (by Crumbut)



Operating System: Supports Windows and Mac

File Size: 2.1mb (Windows) or 4.0 mb (Mac)

Version: 2.2.2 (Windows) or v2.0 (Mac OS 10.7 Lion)

Free/Paid: Free & Paid (Mac version)


You might want to check out Rainmeter and xWidget – fascinating desktop customisation tools for windows.



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Co-founder and Main Editor of Tezeal | Vincent is a blogger who is passionate in technology and dedicated most of his spare time for technology news, doing troubleshooting and searching for some of the best apps and tweaks for every devices.