A long time ago I used to use ObjectDock which gave me that Mac-like dock to place all of my shortcuts. I must have decided not to install the software again after reformatting my computer at some point. I haven’t really missed it too much but after seeing RocketDock I decided to give this a try.
I have to admit that the only reason I was trying RocketDock was because they offer it for free as compared to the ObjectDock which will run you nearly $20! It looked pretty nice and after using it for a day I will definitely keep this installed!
I took a screenshot to the right after I had it installed and got it running. I did change from the default theme to the “Vista Black” one because I really like the transparency effect. I just have the dock autohide itself on the side of the screen and when I need a shortcut I can have it pop back out.
Maybe you are an ObjectDock user and you have that perfect skin that you like. No problem! RocketDock lets you use skins from MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, and Y’z Dock. You probably won’t have to go hunt for one because RocketDock already includes about 20-30 skins.
Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention that it even does that little “bouncy” animation that the Mac’s do. You know, the one when you click on the shortcut and the icon will bounce up and down. That may not be necessary but it is awfully cool. :D