RocketDock 1.3.5 for Windows

by Punk Labs

Avg. Rating 4.3 (143 votes)

File Details

File Size 6.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 31,677
Publisher Punk Labs
Homepage RocketDock

Publisher's Description

RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.

Latest Reviews

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v1.3.5 on Sep 24, 2014

I was using ObjectDock until my disk drive ate itself and when I tried to reinstall it, found it was no longer free. I missed the convenience so I thought I would give this a try, very nice program, light weight and easy to configure.

Project51

Project51 reviewed v1.3.5 on Mar 1, 2008

I thought I'm going to waste some memory here. And I thought it's corny. But I was wrong! This is a very good luncher if you can set it up properly!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.3.5 on Sep 4, 2007

One of the best docks, imho.

bobad

bobad reviewed v1.3.3 on Aug 22, 2007

Very nice dock, but since the 1.3x release it has been very unstable. It crashes on launch, asking if I want to "Should Rocketdock load the default icons?". After customizing and tweaking it for 30-45 minutes, no, I don't. This release, 1.3.3, won't even launch. It just throws an error.

yanike

yanike reviewed v1.3.3 on Aug 22, 2007

It's ok, but RK Launcher by Yoni is way better. This program can use a lot of memory if you set everything on high graphics, but it doesn't suck. I think RK Launcher by Yoni is the best because it doesn't take much memory at all to run, has way better icon selections and shows any window when minimized into the dock.

I would recommend this second to RK Launcher by Yoni. You can find Yoni's RK Launcher at WinMatrix.com by searching for RK Launcher in the google field at the bottom of WinMatrix's website. I recommend download the dock with the reflective icons.

rreed

rreed reviewed v1.3.3 on Aug 21, 2007

I've been using RocketDock for quite awhile now and it works beautifully. Never a problem! I have no idea what Blaxima is talking about in regards to the memory this program uses. On my Windows Xp, RocketDock utilizes 6264k of memory, while YzDock uses 7204k. So I have to call BS on that one. Also, YzDock doesn't behave properly on my system; it won't autohide at all. No thanks, Blaxima, I believe I'll stick to RocketDock.

RWW

RWW reviewed v1.3.3 on Aug 21, 2007

Great program, FREE program. Pleasure to use.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.3.2 on Aug 21, 2007

Blaxima
It's FREE, you moron.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v1.3.2 on Aug 20, 2007

WOW, what a waste of memory. This thing has 10x the footprint that YzDock has. I rate this one as the worst of the dock programs. Depending on what you really need it for I say your better off with

1.YzDock
2.RkLauncher
3.Object Dock
4.RocketDock

*EDIT*to the clown above
SO ARE THE OTHERS

Galifray

Galifray reviewed v1.3.2 on Aug 20, 2007

This is a great program. It works without complaint or trouble, both this version and the prior one. It is easy to customize, as well.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (143 votes)
Your Rating
gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v1.3.5 on Sep 24, 2014

I was using ObjectDock until my disk drive ate itself and when I tried to reinstall it, found it was no longer free. I missed the convenience so I thought I would give this a try, very nice program, light weight and easy to configure.

Project51

Project51 reviewed v1.3.5 on Mar 1, 2008

I thought I'm going to waste some memory here. And I thought it's corny. But I was wrong! This is a very good luncher if you can set it up properly!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.3.5 on Sep 4, 2007

One of the best docks, imho.

bobad

bobad reviewed v1.3.3 on Aug 22, 2007

Very nice dock, but since the 1.3x release it has been very unstable. It crashes on launch, asking if I want to "Should Rocketdock load the default icons?". After customizing and tweaking it for 30-45 minutes, no, I don't. This release, 1.3.3, won't even launch. It just throws an error.

yanike

yanike reviewed v1.3.3 on Aug 22, 2007

It's ok, but RK Launcher by Yoni is way better. This program can use a lot of memory if you set everything on high graphics, but it doesn't suck. I think RK Launcher by Yoni is the best because it doesn't take much memory at all to run, has way better icon selections and shows any window when minimized into the dock.

I would recommend this second to RK Launcher by Yoni. You can find Yoni's RK Launcher at WinMatrix.com by searching for RK Launcher in the google field at the bottom of WinMatrix's website. I recommend download the dock with the reflective icons.

rreed

rreed reviewed v1.3.3 on Aug 21, 2007

I've been using RocketDock for quite awhile now and it works beautifully. Never a problem! I have no idea what Blaxima is talking about in regards to the memory this program uses. On my Windows Xp, RocketDock utilizes 6264k of memory, while YzDock uses 7204k. So I have to call BS on that one. Also, YzDock doesn't behave properly on my system; it won't autohide at all. No thanks, Blaxima, I believe I'll stick to RocketDock.

RWW

RWW reviewed v1.3.3 on Aug 21, 2007

Great program, FREE program. Pleasure to use.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.3.2 on Aug 21, 2007

Blaxima
It's FREE, you moron.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v1.3.2 on Aug 20, 2007

WOW, what a waste of memory. This thing has 10x the footprint that YzDock has. I rate this one as the worst of the dock programs. Depending on what you really need it for I say your better off with

1.YzDock
2.RkLauncher
3.Object Dock
4.RocketDock

*EDIT*to the clown above
SO ARE THE OTHERS

Galifray

Galifray reviewed v1.3.2 on Aug 20, 2007

This is a great program. It works without complaint or trouble, both this version and the prior one. It is easy to customize, as well.

Someone reviewed v1.3.1 on Aug 14, 2007

excellent app!
i use it together with object dock to have multiple docks... and to the guy that complained that it crashed too much it hasn't crashed once and either way i like it for the extra shortcuts... this is my gaming, encoding and development computer so i have tons of really specific programs and it's great to have all of my shortcuts spread between the start menu, object dock and rocket dock... as long as it's not slowing down my computer (which its not) i see no reason to change! :)

Haaglander

Haaglander reviewed v1.3.1 on Apr 30, 2007

Excellent program.

Ian C.

Ian C. reviewed v1.3.1 on Apr 1, 2007

Well the app has nice eye candy, but thats about it.

If you're running with the explorer shell, it's absolutely useless cause it's just redundant functionality of what windows already has. So I decided to try using it instead of explorer, and it just crashes too much to be a replacement. I know most people won't consider once a day a lot, but considering I usually only have explorer crash once a week, thats a lot.

The other problem I had was that after about a day of using it, all the system shortcuts (My Computer, Network Places, etc.) all stopped working correctly.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v1.3.1 on Mar 20, 2007

Getting better all the time.

Still, it lacks 2 key features for me. The first is an option to set it to reserve the screen space it takes up so that like the Windows Taskbar and Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar, it will force app windows to border only up to the edge of the dock and not the edge of the screen.

The second is, again like those two apps, to be able to extend itself so that it takes up the full width or height of the screen, whether it is set to appear on the side or on the top or bottom.

If those features were added, I think it would really beat out most everything else it competes against, or at least be right up there on the top tier.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.3.1 on Mar 20, 2007

Best dock around!

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