RocketDock free for PC

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  • Developer Punk Labs
  • Version 1.3.5
  • License Freeware
  • Language en

RocketDock is a versatile desktop application designed by PolyVector and Skunkie of Punk Labs, working with artist Zachary Denton. It aims to provide a convenient and organized way to access frequently used programs and files on a Windows operating system through a dedicated bar.

What is RocketDock?

Have you ever caught a glimpse of a Mac user's screen and noticed the clever little row of icons at the bottom? That's called a "dock." In case you're not familiar, a dock is essentially a bar that can be positioned at the edge of the screen, complete with a background and a row of shortcut icons. The purpose of a dock is to provide easy access to these shortcuts in a tidy and organized manner, helping to declutter your desktop. It operates similarly to the Quick Launch feature, directing each icon to its corresponding folder or file, and it provides a customizable dock-like interface typically positioned at the bottom, top, or sides of the screen.

The primary purpose of RocketDock is to offer a user-friendly and visually appealing alternative to the traditional Windows taskbar. It allows you to create shortcuts for your favorite applications, files, and folders and place them on the dock for quick access. Other customization features are available to pimp RocketDock's look.

What are the key features of RocketDock?

  • App shortcuts: This is the main purpose of RocketDock. It enables you to create shortcuts for your frequently used applications and place them on the dock for easy access. Then, you can quickly launch any of them whenever you want.

  • Docklets: They are like mini-applications that do one task and run inside RocketDock. They vary from system meters for RAM usage to a Recycle Bin item that changes the icon depending on whether the system Recycle Bin is full or empty. You can add docklets to RocketDock by dropping them in the RocketDock.

  • Drag-and-drop: Adding, removing, and rearranging icons on the dock has never been so easy by simply dragging and dropping them.

  • Customizable interface: RocketDock allows you to customize the dock's appearance, including position, size, icons, transparency, and background. Besides, it supports alpha-blended PNG and ICO icons and features icons zoom and smooth transitions. And, of course, you can easily position the bar where you need it.

  • Skinning and theme support: You can customize the dock's appearance by applying different skins or themes and changing the overall look and feel according to personal preferences.

© RocketDock
  • Running and stacking: Thanks to dedicated indicators, you can easily view which applications are running. Besides, when multiple instances of an application are launched, RocketDock can intelligently stack its icons to avoid clutter and optimize space on the dock.

  • Auto-hide: The dock can be set to auto-hide, allowing it to appear only when the cursor is moved to the edge of the screen, providing a cleaner and less intrusive desktop experience.

  • High compatibility: RocketDock is a cross-solution environment, so it is natively compatible with MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, and Y'z Dock skins. Also, it offers ObjectDock Docklet support.

  • Multi-monitor support: It seamlessly works with multiple monitors so that you can have separate docks on each display for enhanced productivity.

© RocketDock
  • Multi-language support: RocketDock is available in multiple languages, ensuring a localized experience for users across different regions. And it can easily be translated too.

  • Unicode compliant: Unicode support is an important feature of RocketDock that facilitates the use of various languages and character sets. It allows you to incorporate Unicode characters in the icons, labels, and other textual elements of the dock.

  • Optimized: It has been designed to work on low-spec devices, so it will run like a charm on pretty much everything using only negligible resources.

  • Portable: It is entirely portable, so you don't need to install it, and you can carry it wherever you want.

How to use RocketDock?

You can find an exhaustive user guide on the official website. You'll see it is very intuitive to use, and you will save considerable time taking a few minutes configuring it.

Please be aware that RocketDock does not delete, replace, store, duplicate, or back up any of the items you place on the dock. It is important to note that the original items should not be deleted. The dock shortcuts themselves are not stored as files and cannot be dragged back onto the desktop or any other location.

Is RocketDock free?

Yes, RocketDock is free to use.

Is RocketDock safe?

Yes, RocketDock is considered safe and has offered great services since September 2008.