RocketDock v1.3.5

lwc on 7 Jul 2023
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2007
  • Suggested by USBman

RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha-blended program launcher that resembles the "dock" found in Mac OS X. It features a simple drag-and-drop interface, multi-monitor support, running application indicators, compatibility with most dock skin format, relative path support etc.

Though it's no longer maintained, its basic functions were tested to work on up to at least Windows 11.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Create a blank file called Settings.ini in that folder
  4. Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files and skins
  5. Launch RocketDock.exe
What's new? See here.

34 comments on RocketDock  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

giulia 2013-10-31 19:06

No Stealth
it creates this folder HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\StackDocklet


webfork 2010-09-23 17:14

Gmacri: looks like the last release was the "final" one. You might try emailing the authors.

Gmacri 2010-09-22 17:41

Somebody know if there will be a program update?

david 2010-09-22 11:51

I have my dock to how I want it and now every time i log off, shutdown, or restart my laptop the stack docklets keep returning to a blank folder. Does anyone know what I am trying to explain or know how to prevent this from happening, its getting annoying having to change everything back. Shoot an email to me if you have answers for me it would be greatly appreciated.

Jeebus 2010-05-26 03:50

If I remember right you have to use old style dos paths on programs too, so if MalibuBarbiesDreamHouse\Go.exe isn't working, try Malibu~1\Go.exe

Get it?

maibaum 2009-10-17 11:00

It has been implicitely mentioned in previous comments, but I wanted to repeat it explicitely: you do NOT need to create a "settings.ini" file manually any more. Instead, after the first launch, in Dock Settings, simply flag "store settings in a portable INI" and you're all set.

Tim 2008-11-10 02:59

Just right click the apps, go to Icon Settings and delete the drive letter and colon in the Target, and Start in fields. Like you said.

was C:\whatever
now \whatever

Skate6566 2008-08-22 21:35

Tim: Yeah, turn on "store in an INI" option. Add all applications to it, then go to the directory and open the .ini it makes with all your options in it called "settings.ini" in notepad. Choose to replace all "X:" with "" and hit replace all. (X being the drive letter, scroll down in notepad to see what it is somewhere) Then test one of the applications to see if they run from RocKetDock.

Tim 2008-08-12 12:56

Anyone figure out how to make the relative paths yet?

guest 2008-08-08 15:09

Great now how do you make it autorun on a thumbdrive?
autorun.ini is in the root here it is:

Open=portable RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
Action=Start portable RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
Icon=portable RocketDock\RocketDock.exe

It won't autorun the app just the standard windows AutoPlay with options to click on.

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