I have tried a few of these so called "Dock Programs", but none of them I have really liked. For example, on TechTV's "The Screen Savers", I heard about a program called Moby Dock. Unfortunately, it crashed about every second.
However, hope is not lost! After searching the new programs that just came out, I came across this program called Aqua Dock, and it is great! So far it has not crashed, and has been very stable.
So what in the world is it?
Other than the shortcuts to programs that are already on it, you can add your own shortcuts to it by simple dragging and dropping icons onto the dock. If you think about it, Aqua Dock is just like your Quick Launch toolbar, but cooler.
But what about the features?!
Another neat feature is that you can have it on any side of your screen, from the top or bottom to the left or right sides. This, unfortunately has a few flaws. First of all, if you have it set to be at the bottom of your screen, it will sometimes get in the way of your taskbar. Additionally, if you have it set to be on the right side of your screen, it is going to come up whenever you try to scroll up or down a page. I would recommend to set it for the left side of your screen, since it will not interfere with anything there.
Unfortunately, everything has at least one
The final flaw in Aqua Dock is that when you drag your own icons into Aqua Dock, 90% of the time they look of very low quality. However, this isn't the program's fault, and if you can't stand the bad quality icons, you can always make your own ;-)
In conclusion, for anyone who wants to "WOW" there friends with a fancy menu on there desktop, or wants a convenient way of running their programs, Aqua Dock is for you!
EXTRA NOTE: It says it supports certain plug-ins, but I have not gotten them to work yet, so until I do, I won't say anymore about them in this review.