Smooth installation, superb animations and graphic features, amazing icon transitions, this is what makes RocketDock one of the best application launchers. Where most of the other docks have failed, this Windows version of the Mac style dock with powerful features has become quite a popular feature with Windows Vista and XP users. This application which uses only 15 MB of your memory is power packed with a number of options.

A launch pad for applications and folders, this dock can be positioned anywhere on the four edges of your screen. Its positioning and layering options allow it to be hidden when not in use or remain always on top or anywhere that you want. The nice clean interface provides for easy access and organization of your shortcuts. These shortcuts can easily be added with just a drag and drop. You can also remove any shortcut by simply dragging them off the dock.

It is available in a number of colors and themes allowing the dock to look aesthetically pleasing on your desktop. Featuring as many as 20 skins including Vista, Vista Black, Crystal XP and Luminous, the Rocket Dock is fully customizable. The zooming and icon transition is smooth. You can even import skins from MobyDock, ObjectDock and RK Launcher with which this application launcher is compliant with. The icons on the dock can be arranged as per your preference. RocketDock supports alpha blended PNG and ICO icons.

The Taskbar support allows your minimized windows to be displayed as dock icons. Other interesting features includes options for minimizing windows to dock, running application indicators, real time windows preview in Vista, complete portability and a user friendly base. Its low memory utilization makes it a great tool for even the slower computers. This free application launcher also packs in an ObjectDock Docklet support as one of its features.

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