The Mac dock blows. There, I said it. And I bet many of you avid Mac tweakers have been thinking this very same thing ever since fav.me/d2uz6h7 (Chinese Table by ~zurbaua) hit the idock.deviantart.com/ (iDock Project). I want something like the mock-ups above! And the new and growing breed of Windows docks are getting better looking and more customizable everyday! I am talking about the Mac dock versus xwdock.aqua-soft.org/ (XWindows Dock), rocketdock.com/ (RocketDock), and home.cogeco.ca/~rklauncher/ (RKLauncher). These are great looking and more flexible dock utilities. And they're for Windows. The funny thing is, many of the Windows dock utilities sort of came into existence because a lot of people felt like the Mac dock was a great idea and the Windows crowd wanted in on the fun. Now they are surpassing their originator in usability, extensibility, and visual appeal. Sure there are a lot of skins out there for the Mac docks and there are some great ones too like thvg.deviantart.com/art/Eclips… (Eclipse by =Thvg) or art-styles.deviantart.com/art/… (AlumaDOCK by ~art-styles) or the new vangenie.deviantart.com/art/Os… (Ossom Dock by *vanGenie) but the Mac dock is way too limited in what you can do visually. The list of what you can't do goes on and on. For instance you can't have ropes holding your dock up, you can't have legs underneath you dock, you can have bolts run through your dock, you can have nails sticking out of your dock, you can't really have grass growing on your dock, you can barely have a pattern on your dock! All of these and more are becoming possible with the new Windows dock utilities. What we need is a Mac dock replacement. I don't mean a whiz-bang app launcher either like stuntsoftware.com/overflow/ (Overflow), docs.blacktree.com/quicksilve/… (Quicksilver) or www.donelleschi.com/sapiens/ (Sapiens), we have plenty of those. I'm talking about a program that hides the Mac dock and replaces it with a Mac version of something like RKLauncher or XWD. The dock images in the mock-ups are care of the fav.me/d2tuh1o (Icon Container Pack by ~artbees) which are absolutely beautiful shelves and would make breathtaking docks in my book. Come on Mac modder community, how about it?
skin by LeMex