Looking to get organized? If your Desktop is as bad as mine, you need all the help you can get. Here are three Dock options for Mac and Windows users that truly help clean things up.
I’ve recently switched to an alternative style dock for OSX (giving it a thorough tryout). Overflow from Stunt Software has been a welcome addition to my productivity. You can quickly configure a floating window with multiple tabs (I’ve organized mine by job categories). You can launch applications as well as open documents using a few clicks or keyboard shortcuts. It’s a useful tool and one that helps the more visually-oriented crowd who are confused by an overloaded Dock.
Now Windows users can use a Dock! ObjectDock is a welcome replacement to the Windows start menu. With several layout options (and more themes to download) this is a very visually appealing option. You can organize Windows shortcuts as well as see running applications. What I really like is the constant development cycle with small incremental improvements (okay, I’m a TQM junky).
If you own an iPhone, then be sure to bookmark MockDock. You can find a plethora of iPhone-ready web apps, plus organize them for easy browsing. Make shortcuts to favorite phone numbers and even find some cool games. The site is constantly updated and makes good use of the unlimited data plan that comes standard with the phone. Even if you don’t have an iPhone, this is a useful site to bookmark as a lot of user-friendly web utilities and fast-laoding websites can be found. You can also use the features of the newer iPhone software to store these sites as buttons on your home screen.