RocketDock – Too Cool To Keep To Myself

3 10 2007

Well I’ve found something really cool, so cool. It’s a groovy way to tidy your desktop and it’s very practical. Forget Vista’s sidebar and it’s CPU-hogging evilness. Forget your quick launch toolbar.

It’s also totally free, which is a real bonus. There are many ways to customise it and works on both Vista and Windows XP. I was really impressed with the way it uses minimal resources. It has to be said, it works really well on all the systems I’ve installed it to.

On my Vista machine, it minimizes videos to icon size – which really looks cool. I love it -and now you can too.


Program Features

  • Minimize windows to the dock
  • Real-time window previews in Vista
  • Running application indicators
  • Simple drag-n-drop interface
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Supports alpha-blended PNG and ICO icons
  • Icons zoom and transition smoothly
  • Auto-hide and Popup on mouse over
  • Positioning and layering options
  • Fully customizable
  • Completely Portable
  • ObjectDock Docklet support
  • Compatible with MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, and Y’z Dock skins
  • Runs great on slower computers
  • Unicode compliant
  • Supports many languages and can easily be translated
  • A friendly user base 🙂
  • And best of all… its FREE!!!

Download
Download Mirror 1: Latest Version 1.3.5 (6.20 MB)

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11 responses

3 10 2007
Guile

I use Stardock’s Object Dock because it is customizable and looks professional. I like the animated icons for windows media player but I’m curious about how much memory their dock uses. I’ll give it a shot. Thanks for the link!

4 10 2007
nomoregoatsoup

I’ve used Stardock’s effort before, and I too liked it. However I have to say that this utility is far easier to customise for me. I like the quick links inside that take you too free skin & icon downloads. From memory, Objectdock wasn’t fully portable either.

I’m now going to check how much CPU usage WMP consumes.
You’ve got me worrying about it now… :p

Goat

Edit: As far as I can tell, the WMP icon only drains 1-2mb on top of WMP’s process. That’s kinda neat -considering how much “DreamScene” wastes.

28 10 2007
Guile

Hey Goat do you know of a weather dock that works well with Rocket Dock? I can’t seem to get the generic one that comes with ObjectDock to wprk even after I copy over sys stat

Guile

5 11 2007
nomoregoatsoup

Sorry, If I need to know what the weather is like -I look out the window. 😀

Weather programs are usually quite draining on CPU and cause lag spikes, so I stay clear of them.. the same can be said for CPU/FSB/TEMP monitors.

5 11 2007
PrEzi

Sorry for offtopic comment, but I don’t know how to contact you nomoregoatsoup…
Plz test it (if you can) and mail me back.

UPDATE 3
Vista AUDIGY Driver 2.15.000.4 Modded by PrEzi

This is the orginal Creative 2.15.000.4 X-Fi driver with modded
Support.cab (to make it install from setup.exe for Audigy cards).
Added is the Audio Console from driver version 2.15.000.3
(to work with Audigy-series Cards, don’t know how to mod
the new Console to work with Audigy).
Tested – installs fine and works !

Just download and run the exe – it unpacks and runs setup.exe
automatically.
Feedback is welcomed.
Nomoregoatsoup – you can mail me at e-mail adress I’ve provided –
it’s valid as it is.

Download IT ! (45MB)

8 11 2007
Steven

I’m still amazed that Vista didn’t ship with a similarly advanced menu like this, taking advantage of DX9. So, I’ve used an auto-hide toolbar on my desktop for a couple years, but RocketDock just replaced it.

Thanks for posting about it.

15 12 2007
Asterix

Hey, I tried Rocketdock on my Vista based notebook and just loved it, it’s just what vista was missing. Any wi-fi monitor docklet that works with RD? Thks

7 01 2008
CostyMAG

How can I download it???:((:((:((:((:((:((I love this thing…plz answer me!!!!!!!!!

7 02 2010
David

goto rocketdock.com and click download

28 01 2008
Georgy

Its very interestin…I like.

3 01 2009
vista_mac

For the weather docklet, I get a message stating “weather docklet stub”, so it appears that RocketDock is no longer working wiith ObjectDock weather.

Suggestions?

P. S. I am using Vista…

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