Who else out there likes a dock better than the standard windows taskbar? I
have been using StarDock's ObjectDock for a
few weeks now and I think I'm sold. I have hidden my taskbar and I only run a
single visible dock at the bottom center of my screen.
I have another dock in the bottom right of my screen that I set to autohide
which contains my notification tray (systray) icons. I really like to have
a clean desktop (I also try not to have any icons on my desktop). The taskbar is
really not that useful for me so I don't mind hiding it. I don't use the start
menu because I start all my programs by using Run++.
One of the best parts is that you can create your own docklets and someone as
already created a .NET
SDK for these docklets. There are all kinds of analog clock docklets already
but no good digital clock docklets (and I like my digital clocks) so I create a
clock docklet (the one you see in the image) using the .NET
SDK. I posted this docklet on WinCustomize and it has already
gotten over 1500 downloads so some other people must also like their
digital clocks ;). So that is pretty cool.
I have discovered a couple of bugs in ObjectDock but for the
most part it works pretty well. Give it a try they have a free version and also a
paid version ObjectDock
Plus which is $19.95.