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ObjectDock Editor's Review

If you ask the Windows PC users that what they are missing the most? Then, most of the users would tell that they are missing the interface of Mac OS. Are you feeling the same way? It is possible to have a Mac-like interface on your PC, running on Windows platform. The answer goes a Yes! With the ObjectDock app, you could change your traditional and boring interface to a new, refreshing and easy-to-use one like that of the Mac.
 
Like every other software from Stardock, ObjectDock is simple and light. This means, you can go ahead to download ObjectDock, if you have few minutes in your hand. Within that little span, you could complete the easy installation process of the ObjectDock. No matter which version of the Windows you are using, you could install the ObjectDock in your system; but beware! You may lose a big chunk of your RAM to ObjectDock. You may experience that your PC is running a bit slower, after installing this app. This is a very easy to use app; however, it you may take some time to get familiarised with the set up and customization options of ObjectDock.
 
ObjectDock is both available in free and premium versions. If you are new to ObjectDock, then you should try the free version, of course, however, if you are already satisfied with the free version of this software, then you must not stay away from buying the premium version of this software at throw-away price.

In case of ObjectDock, you would get the full control over the dock that is you could customize everything of the dock according to your taste and requirements. You are free to place the dock anywhere on your computer screen. However, avoid keeping the dock on the top of the screen, as a dock placed on the top of your screen would drag your attention unnecessarily. You could also choose the color and size of the dock.

You could pin any program or file to the dock and access those from a single place. You could hide the Windows task bar. In addition to that you would find some docklets with the ObjectDock. With the help of these docklets, you could come to know about weather, time, and many more things. The number of docklets in premium version of the ObjectDock is much more than that in the free version.  
 
You can’t call it as a lightning fast app, as in some cases, it may take few seconds of more time to start up and during startup and when running ObjectDock crashes, more often than not.

Positive Points:
  -  Easy to manage and configure.
  -  Unlimited items can be added without any hassle.
  -  Can be placed anywhere on the screen.

Negative Points:
  -  Many features and options are available in paid version only.

Conclusion:
ObjectDock is a nifty little program for quick access to many applications. You can adjust its location to anywhere on the screen but some of its features are limited by commercial version. Users can definitely try ObjectDock, but there is better, free alternative available to it that is Rockedock.

Rating: 3.5/5






ObjectDock Publisher's Description

ObjectDock is a program that acts as both a task manager and a program launcher. It lets you organize your short-cuts and running tasks onto an extremely customizable dock that sits on your desktop. Users can customize the look of each item on the dock and set various animation options for when the mouse is over an item on the dock. It is very easy to configure. Tired of hundreds of icons scattered all over your desktop? Finding it difficult to navigate through the many items listed in your Start Bar? Just want a new tool that looks good and reacts in a pleasing way when you interact with it? ObjectDock is a necessary program for everyone - and it's free! As in, no spyware, no adware and it never expires.

- Features of ObjectDock (free version) include:
- Put short-cuts on your dock
- Display running tasks on your dock
- Put docklets on your dock
- Icons zoom on mouse-over
- Change the appearance of the icons of running tasks and short-cuts
- Position dock on any edge of the screen
- Optionally represent running programs by snapshot of their window
- Optionally hide Windows taskbar
- Skinnable

Newer features include Windows Vista compatibility, a new image searching feature, .DockZip support, a new algorithm for zoom docks, drag and drop support for items on docks, tabbed docks rotate automatically when docking them with a screen edge if necessary, and a host of mouse-over activation features. Version 1.9 is a major update over 1.5 that features faster performance while using less memory, a changed default look and icons, a new start menu docklet, options for dock placement that is completely free-form, updated user interface for easier use, more Vista support, and more!

Extra features in ObjectDock Plus ($19.95) include: Tabbed Docks, Multiple Docks, System Tray support, Custom icons for system tray icons, Fly-out menus, Smart edge docking, Taskbar grouping, Multi-monitor support, and tons of customization features.

Free download from Shareware Connection - ObjectDock is a free program that allows you to have a nice animated launchbar/taskbar on your screen that reacts to your mouse when you mouse over it. Organize your short-cuts and running tasks onto this customizable dock.

Publisher: Stardock Systems | License: Freeware | Price: 0.00
Version: 1.9 | Size: 12232 KB | Platform: Win2000, Windows Server, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, WinOther
Released Date: 25-04-2007 | Rating: 5 | Title: ObjectDock

Author Url: http://www.stardock.com/
Program Info Url: http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/
Download Url: http://storage.stardock.com/files/objectdock_freeware.exe
Screenshot Url: http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/MediaGuide/img45.jpg

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