1.3.5 / 3 September 2008
RocketDock is an application launcher developed by PolyVector and Skunkie of Punk Labs, working with artist Zachary Denton, for Windows that provides a dock similar to that of the Mac OS X Aqua GUI. It is freely available under a Creative Commons license and is distributed by Punk Labs (previously called Punk Software).
RocketDock is able to show live updates of minimized windows as in Mac OS X, and in Windows Vista it can show live thumbnail updates on the taskbar. It is compatible with MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, and Y'z Dock skins, and is compatible with and borrows from Stardock ObjectDock's publicly published Docklet API.
The RocketDock gallery had a thriving community where users could upload and share skins, icons, docklets, wallpapers and other customization resources for the application. However, PunkLabs closed the RocketDock gallery (RocketDock.com) on 6 August 2018, allowing only RocketDock itself to remain available, you can still download it from PunkLabs.com.
- Seth Rosenblatt, (5 December 2007), CNET editors' review, CNet
- Preston Gralla, Editorial Review of RocketDock, PC World