XWindows Dock is a Windows desktop organizer and program launcher that adopts the popular Mac OS X dock design for an eye-candy desktop enhancement.
The created dock indeed looks great and that’s a very good thing when dealing with such an application, but it’s worth mentioning that XWindows Dock comes with plenty of features to play with for a fully customized appearance.
While the dock is automatically placed on the desktop once you launch the program, XWindows Dock allows you to add not only shortcuts that can be accessed with a single click, but also files, folders, stacks, galleries and separators to keep things organized on the dock.
The photo gallery icon provides instant previews of the photos included in the selected folder, with a monitoring feature to automatically update the thumbnails as you add new pictures.
As said, there are lots of configuration options concerning icons, panels, stack and sounds, with multiple interface tweaking tools at your disposal. For instance, you can customize the icon size, opacity, blur, icon reflection, space between icons, effects, gallery dimensions and even animation speed.
XWindows Dock works like a charm on all Windows versions, but a moderate CPU usage was experienced during our testing, which makes it obvious that older workstations may be a little bit slowed down by this app.
Overall however, XWindows Dock is an excellent program launcher that provides not only a very appealing design with skin support, but also plenty of configuration options to better fit any desktop in the world.