Thursday, January 11, 2007

Check Out ObjectDock from Stardock!

I've been an ObjectDock user for a couple of years, so I know whereof I speak. This is a very useful (and nice-looking) little app that you ought to check out. Here's the thing: You can organize all your favorite programs and data files into groups that you can access via tabbed docks. You can apply various themes to change the look and feel of your docks. Each item in your dock can be set to show different effects when you mouse-over them. Here are some of the features of ObjectDock:
"ObjectDock is a program that enables users to organize their programs and running tasks into a dock. ObjectDock enables users to have more control over how they organize their desktop. Rather than have a bunch of icons on the desktop, these icons can be put into docks. ObjectDock can also be used to replace the Windows Start bar entirely freeing up valuable screen real-estate."
"ObjectDock has two types of docks. The standard dock is essentially a single "tray" or "wharf" that can hold short-cuts, running tasks, docklets, and system tray items. The other type of dock, the "Plus" type, is the tabbed dock. The following section discusses the standard dock. At a basic level, ObjectDock is simply a container for desktop items. It's been designed to be as flexible as possible to enable users to easily drag and drop their programs and documents onto it. It is also very flexible in enabling users customize the way it looks and feels."
"ObjectDock supports more than just programs and running tasks, it also supports "docklets". These are mini-applications that reside on the dock and are created by third parties. There are docklets for telling you the weather, your email status, network traffic, CPU usage, memory usage, clock, Wi-Fi connection strength, calendar, and much more. Docklets let users add useful information to their docks."
"Docks can be vertical (such as in this screenshot) or horizontal, on the top or bottom of the screen. They can be aligned to the middle of the screen or to the left or right. Version 1.3 also adds the ability to have the dock offset from the edge of the screen (both free and Plus versions). The background (skin) of the dock can easily be changed with hundreds of additional skins available on-line to make your dock appear as anything you'd like it to be."

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