When you’re away from home it can often be the small creature comforts that make the difference between despair and happiness. Well, I’ve spent a lot of time in Windows XP the past few days and it is a strange place. So I was overjoyed to discover a sublime little app that manages to perfectly replicated – enhance, even – the dock functionality of Mac OS X.
RocketDock from Punk Software is an enhanced reproduction of the Mac OS’s dock.
The dock is a convenient place to store links to applications and documents and minimize windows. Plus, RocketDock has enough visual pizazz to make the Mac OS’s own dock seem downright dowdy .
Functionally, it probably isn’t that much different than Windows’ Task Bar, but like I said, it’s all about making Windows cozy, at least until I can get functionally comfortable with the native environment.