Windows only: Looking for a different kind of application launcher for your Windows desktop? SliderDock puts your app icons in an easy-sliding ring instead of a bottom-hugging dock, and can be customised to fit any theme.
Unlike other popular Windows alternatives to the taskbar, like RocketDock or ObjectDock, SliderDock offers a kind of pop-on, jump-out functionality. That is, if you only want to use SliderDock for a certain subset of apps or file locations, you can hide it with a custom keyboard shortcut.
The basic view is a ring on your desktop, one that doesn't require 3D hardware to move smoothly, and you can drag and drop icons to add or switch positions. You spin the ring with your mouse wheel or keyboard shortcuts, and can customise both of those keys, and most of SliderDock's look, from the options menus.
Here's a quick video look at SliderDock in action:
SliderDock is a free download for Windows systems only; requires the .NET 3.5 framework to run.