ObjectDock 2.0

Customize your taskbar with this application that allows users to add animations, icons and boost performance

  • Category:

    Customized Desktops

  • Version:

    2.0

  • Works under:

    Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 8

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.2 (223)

An application from Stardock, ObjectDock is designed to add a Mac-inspired dock to a desktop for a Windows personal computer, notebook or tablet. The application is designed for people who favor an Apple interface but are bound to a unit that utilizes Windows.

Pros

  • The primary beneficial element of ObjectDock is its ability to provide Mac-like shortcuts on a Windows interface. In fact, it can be utilized to replace the Windows toolbar if a user so desires.
  • Another benefit of ObjectDock is that it is easy to download and light on resources. The download process is very quick.
  • On a related note, ObjectDock is highly customizable, which represents another key positive aspect of the application. A very simple-to-utilize menu allows a user to determine what specific items he or she wants to dock. In addition, a person is able to determine the precise position of any docked item. Moreover, a user is able to adjust the color, style and size of any icon associated with a docked item. Finally, a user can readily determine whether an item is to remain on top or placed into an auto-hide mode.
  • ObjectDock comes complete with what the developer calls "docklets." Docklets are widgets that permit a user to access such things as the time, the weather and so forth.
  • The free version of ObjectDock provides a Windows user with a relatively full spectrum of tools and resources. A person can pay a bit of money to obtain what is called a "Plus" upgrade. Through this upgrade, a user obtains a multiple docking option as well as tabs in Windows 7 and 8.

Cons

  • The most significant drawback to ObjectDock is the fact that it is not compatible with older versions of Windows. In fact, the free version of ObjectDock works only on Windows 7 and Windows 8. In addition, the free download is for a trial period of 30 days. At the expiration of this time period, a user is required to purchase the Plus upgrade or lose access to the docking system.

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