Saturday, January 30, 2010

XWindows Dock, the Mac like dock for Windows hits 2.0 beta

The developers of XWindows Dock, the realistic clone of the Mac dock for the Windows platform, has just released a new updated beta version of their product. The new version 2.0 beta boasts of a new engine, new skins, new plug-ins, better look and faster performance. The new dock now also supports Windows 7.

XWindowsDock

XWindows Dock beta 2.0 has been programmed from the scratch, the developer reveals, improving stability and performance. The API has been simplified making it easier for third party and independent developers to build plug-ins. The new skin system has also been simplified – it now uses simple images and text to describe skins. Anybody can now make their own skin in 5 minutes, it says.

XWindows Dock also has improved icon rendering and now even the native icons of applications looks gorgeous with shadows, live reflections and new animations.

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The application also makes heavy use of the drag-and-drop feature. You can simply drag any application into XWindows Dock to create a new dock.

Other features:

  • Auto-update feature added.
  • Keyboard shortcuts allows you to use "hidden features" of the XWDock.
  • Clean and simple Preferences window.
  • Reserving space of the screen allow you to work with Dock at any time from anywhere.
  • Make your XWDock autostart with Windows.
  • Partial support of the ObjectDock docklets. Some features won't work.

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