There is no doubt on the fact that Microsoft’s Windows operating system offers a great experience to the users preferably with Windows 7 and Windows Vista versions.
However, it can get a little boring when you use Windows everyday. It’s normal if you think you need something different in the looks of Windows – a difference much better than the ordinary one. For this, you can use application launchers which would serve the purpose and add to the style quotient of your screen as well.
Application launchers are cool software tools which can actually change the looks of your desktop by allowing you to personalize and arrange the shortcuts of applications, the way you like. Certain application launchers also give you provision to disable the appearance of Start menu and Taskbar.
Three great application launchers are given below which can completely reinvent the Windows experience.
Small open-source launcher
Offers skins and icon packs which may be downloaded
If you know C++, you can also add additional functionality to the software by programming it accordingly
Appetizer is a great application launcher even if you don’t know how to program it to include additional features. After set up, Appetizer offers two skins, more of which can be downloaded from its official project website.
Low in size which makes it very portable
Offers a number of skins, each of which providing different customization options
You can hide the Windows default taskbar
Real time Window previews of minimized programs
RocketDock works fine in systems with old configurations and systems with new and faster configurations. After set up, you will have access to a number of skins which offers various customization options. RocketDock also doesn’t take too much size.
Comes as free and paid versions
Paid version comes with multiple docks, tabbed docks etc
No restriction to docks on the side of the screen
Can be used to minimize Windows to a dock and display System Tray
ObjectDock is the best of the three but is more feature-rich when it is bought for a price, although the free version isn’t half bad. You also won’t need the Windows Taskbar as ObjectDock minimizes Windows to a dock and displays System Tray.
The three application launchers are pretty good, and all you need to do is select the perfect application launcher which will suit your needs. You can also read previews about it and then make a choice.