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Giveaway of the day — DeskTool

DeskTool is a desktop toolbar designed to give you easy access to frequently used applications by displaying an organized row of buttons from which to choose.
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DeskTool was available as a giveaway on June 5, 2011!

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DeskTool is a desktop toolbar designed to give you easy access to frequently used applications by displaying an organized row of buttons from which to choose. DeskTool is tightly integrated into the desktop shell of Windows. DeskTool has some nifty features that you might have come to expect from a modern Windows application.

Drag and Drop is supported for adding, deleting and moving buttons around on the toolbar. You can "dock" DeskTool to any one of the 4 edges of your screen, much like the Windows 95 taskbar, or leave it free floating on the desktop. You can also make the toolbar "auto-hide" when docked to an edge, just as you can with the taskbar. DeskTool can be made to stay on top of other windows, making it readily accessible.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/ 98/ NT/ 2000/ ME/ XP/ 2003/ Vista

Publisher:

MetaProducts

Homepage:

http://www.metaproducts.com/mp/desktool.htm

File Size:

1.56 MB

Price:

$15

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#39

Desktoptool = downloaded - installed beautifully - did what it said but for one day only!!!!! Has now disappeared from computer and giveaway won't allow a fresh try.
Avoid it!!!

Reply   |   Comment by PeterT  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Well said, #12 Nebulous. "A desktop toolbar designed to give you easy access to frequently used applications by displaying an organized row of buttons"? Hmmm, sounds familiar. I have 15 icons on my Windows toolbar for immediate access to my essential applications, and numerous others, organised in folders, just one click away. The software is called Quick Launch, it's hugely customisable, and it comes built-in with Windows XP.

Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

This little gem is not getting the credit it deserves, so by all means let loose a little, and remember softwares (all) are volatile and can be manipulated and have many bugs, but Desktool is very handy specially the dock to top feature and the great add buttons, sure there's a lot of room for improvement, but i give heaps of credit to the programmers. This is a full time auto-run at startup Keeper for me people. THANKU!

...zZz...
DESKTOOL... 9.3/10 STARS (.7 LACKED DUE TO AUTO LOADING OF ALL SYSTEM BUTTONS would be superb addition...

Reply   |   Comment by zZz  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#36

#15 - Shipdog7 - Nope, I didn´t forget to mention the cost of True Launch Bar.

1 - It was on GOTD 10. february 2011 for free !
2 - I have just purchased a licens for TLB on some other website to a lower price
3 - I don´t fall in love with programs... silly... I told exactly why I prefer TLB.

#31 - Mike - Well, well... I do not mind being laughed at or pointed fingers off so long ... that the individual himself can bear to hear others' opinions ...

When I used the word "fun" then was it because I do have some PC´s with Win95, XP and they can´t run Win7. My new laptop do run Win7, but using an old program on it is a shame.

As you have seen yourself then is many ppl still using Vista, so your XP fear is a kind of weird... they can´t harm you in any way.

"...a little less bot fodder..." ? What does that mean ?

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

@ #15-

#4 you forgot to mention True Launch Bar cost $19.90
Today’s GOTD is free.
No matter how much you love TLB this software is free today.



on February 10, 2011 True Launch Bar was free. and DeskTool was $15.

I still use True Launch Bar, and consider it superior to DeskTool regardless of price. no title bar taking up space, and autohide.

I don't use Vista or 7.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Personally, I use Windows taskbar (Win7 x64) for such things. Has anyone here heard of a little program called "Fences"? It is a great way to organize icons on a cluttered desktop. Basically, it allows you to group (create a box around) icons into categories, and name them as you wish. Each group can take up as little space as a single icon or your entire desktop (which would be pointless, LOL) If the grouping contains more icons than are displayed, a scroll bar appears allowing you to view the rest. I have categories such as "Graphics", "Video", "System Monitoring" etc and even one for icons that don't fit well in the other categories. You can move the groups anywhere on screen, and even save multiple arrangements, so if you like things arranged a certain way, and your spouse likes them differently you just open right-click menu and click on your saved desktop. Very useful program, as I have about a hundred icons, taking up a very small portion of my screen real estate. Also you can double click anywhere and all fences are hidden, leaving an empty desktop for work. And it's FREE, unless you upgrade to pro for a small fee. You can also change the colour and transparency of the fences and text to suit your taste. Highly recommended for people like myself (a software pack-rat LOL) , who have a hard time keeping an organized desktop. I want everything in it's place, yet still at my fingertips. Before I found this program, people commented on my chaotic desktop. Now my desktop is so bare, they think I don't even know how to create a short-cut.

As for the idea of "pinning" a prog. to taskbar, I LOVE this feature. Things I use every day (internet explorer, Paint.Net, open office, python etc ) go here by default. If I know that I will be using a prog a lot in the coming days, I simply drag and drop an icon from desktop to taskbar, and I have instant access. I just un-pin when I know I won't use it again for a while. This is simply my way, and works well for me. I've tried a few other "docks" and "launchers", but I usually find the time I spend sorting through features and options, would have been spent more wisely actually working. I don't see a lot of point in starting a program, to start the program I want to use. For me it's a waste of resources, especially if I'm doing a high-load task, like rendering or editing. As a side-note "Fences" has a really small footprint. I don't have an actual number in terms of RAM usage, but it doesn't even register on my CPU or VPU. That may change when sliding the "fences" around the screen however.

Reply   |   Comment by D  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I really must wonder why post # 30 by Ototo (who recommends the best freeware launcher of all times, namely "FSL Launcher") is getting negative votes?!?!

Are readers of this thread unable to understand the way to vote?

If somebody posts some general BS but that BS happens to be in line with what most readers think, that post gets a gazillion positive votes but if somebody (like Ototo in this case) writes a totally useful post suggesting a perfectly working freeware (that would simply make today's giveaway pale) the votes to that post are negative.

I sincerely hope that all readers and GOTD team members realize that the scores indicated by the posts votes are so totally unreliable and misleading that I must ask why are they actually there in the first place.

@ Bubby: Some 10 days ago I sent you a mail which (in part) addresses this subject... Please let me have your thoughts when you have a moment.

Thanks,

Archimede

Reply   |   Comment by Archimede  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#32

Years ago I bought my first Desktop toy - ThemeXP and played to glory with it, then came ObjectDock, IconPackager (Z71..Luna Alt, my all times fav icons..:) etc - again marveling over all possibilities, bendy, magnifying, whizzing, popping up icons, docks with news, weather, arranging them on desktop sides, or "cleverly" where they would look "cutest" on chosen wallpaper, playing hide&seek., making them transparent and just about visible..

After all that wonderful Adventure - but being primarily desktop tidy and in favor of a decent and unspoiled Wallpaper view - I keep 4 icons on my desktop nowadays: Rec Bin, My Comp and 2 folders called "LEFT" and "RIGHT":)) - in those 2 folders I keep all my icons, shortcuts to numerous folders, subs, little handy very light progs..
(BTW - these 2 folders were my joke (and defense!) played on children.. once, but stayed for good)

I'm now free, in full control, stay away from accepting any QuickLaunch of new progs (any more), when downloading anything and using desktop destination - I don't have to go google-eyed to see where the heck new stuff is - to use, store, or bin.

My advice to Anybody into Art of Desktop would be - Explore it all and have fun! (together with Today's Offer - if that is what you fancy!) - aether way it's worth it - to keep if it helps and makes sense, or - to simply "get it out of your system"? LOL.

Thanks GAOTD for Today's Offer, few years back..I would be tempted for sure!
BTW - This isn't my "been there, done it, have a T-shirt", but more of amusement really how it all goes.., toys eh?

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

Did not like...

There are a lot of better and better looking altenatives around, and mostly good ones are 100% free.

And what i did not like, you can start programs from that form, you gotta add buttons to everything... and the other alternatives you can type the name of a program in the space and launch without bloating the desktop or bloating the launch bar

Installed and uninstalled in 10 sec :/

Reply   |   Comment by Cristiano  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#30

I put the desktop on my taskbar... right click on taskbar to add it. I took all my programs and put them in related folders on the desktop. when I click on the one little button on my taskbar, my desktop folders all show up and auto open on mousover to reveal my apps.

Its Free. Its built in to Win7, Vista, XP. Doesn't take up space on computer or us any resources.

No addons, installs. just using windows features creatively.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

#4: "But for those, who still have Win95 or newer, is it a “fun” old program."

With apologies if a bit OT, I would certainly hope that anyone with on-line access is running newer than win95 or win98, whether that meant *nix or at least XP... whatever OS anyone runs off-line is their biz, but I think we all could do with a little less bot fodder thank you very much. ;-)

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#9: "Portability. This is not a portable app. However, for experimenters, the copy/paste trick seems to work..."

There are launchers for portable apps [e.g. the apps at portableapps.com are all in a format to work with their launcher], & generally you'd want to use one of those -- the problem is that a USB stick or external hdd will likely have a different drive letter depending on the host it's plugged into. [There are things you could try like scripting (e.g. Google/Bing ".bat to .exe") that you could add to DeskTool's DeskTool.cfg, but IMHO it's not worth the time/effort]

That said, if your purpose was off-loading everything onto an external drive/device to eliminate as possible internal hard drive use, you'd want to convert to something like the PortableApps.com format... the problem is the DeskTool registry key, which is written to & used, so that would have to be either relocated to your external device, or created when DeskTool was run, deleted when DeskTool was closed.

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#24: "... The product has some (ugly imo) baked in skins but can not be skinned by users ..."

FWIW I don't see any reason you couldn't edit one of the included skins or add a new one... Each skin has a commented text file [e.g. XP.ini] for basic settings, & the folder with the same name has a bunch of .bmp files, so nothing too complicated at all.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#28

I'm using freeware FSL Launcher. I tried some so called "docks", but FSL Launcher is much better than all of them. Its window appears only when you move your mouse cursor to the top-left corner of your monitor. You may set a shortcut to any program or file you like, you may group your shortcuts and set as many groups as you like, name them anyway you like.

Reply   |   Comment by Ototo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#27

@computersexplore. they have a development history on sit which learns us the following

DESKTOOL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
1/23/2008 - DeskTool 3.3 .208 Service Release 1

above is the last that they did to it so it has not been updated for a good 3 years

Reply   |   Comment by NoName  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#26

DeskTool is a program launcher with a toolbar that *may* be a bit buggy... Process Explorer [SysInternals at microsoft.com] shows running apps/processes in a tree structure, not unlike Windows Explorer -- it shows any app started via DeskTool running as a DeskTool branch [i.e. under DeskTool] rather than on its own -- starting Process Explorer via DeskTool & then closing it, the process stays running, so at one point I had half a dozen instances of Process Explorer running invisibly, each consuming resources. Closing DeskTool closed all of those [Process Explorer] processes. I tried the same thing with a couple of other apps like Notepad, & while they too appeared as a branch under the DeskTool heading, they behaved normally [closing the app closed that process]. I can't say whether DeskTool's behavior re: Process Explorer is unique or not -- after adding an app to the DeskTool toolbar you might want to check via Task Mgr or Process Explorer or similar, starting & closing the app a few times. While you're at it you may also want to check on how much of your PC/laptop resources it's using -- I've found the XP Mode VM I use for initial testing is roughly equivalent to less powerful real hardware, & personally I wouldn't want something running all the time that used up to 10% of the CPU while idle [as recorded in that VM].

Using DeskTool is fast & simple... you either drag an app [e.g. from Windows Explorer] to the toolbar or click "Insert New Button..." on the taskbar icon's context menu -- either way it records that app's location in the "DeskTool.cfg" file. If you use "Insert New Button..." however, the wizard will let you set a Hot Key -- the only way I saw to accomplish that. Clicking "Edit Buttons..." from that same context menu also lets you add/remove toolbar shortcuts, & is the only way I saw to add arguments [e.g. with some of the screensavers &/or wallpapers that have been on GOTD, running the .exe file with a letter like "-r" appended started the app, while running the same .exe file without anything added brought up the settings window]. Click the "Settings..." button & you can change skins [several are included], set DeskTool to start with Windows etc...

Installing DeskTool isn't bad at all, with the program's folder taking up ~2.5 MB with 146 files, 14 folders [most of that is in the "skin" folder -- 137 files, 12 folders, ~1.5 MB]. Profiles [that DeskTool.cfg file] are stored under User App/Application Data by default, so each profile can have its own toolbar shortcuts -- using the Settings menu you can tell DeskTool to store that .cfg file in the program's folder instead, but doing so will not delete that original file or folder. In the registry you get an Uninstall key, a new key under App Paths, & one key for the program itself.

There are more than enough launchers available, so if you don't like today's GOTD I'm sure you can find something you'll be happy with -- that said if you don't necessarily like or want more eye candy, you might want to look at LaunchBar Commander over at donationcoder.com [ http://goo.gl/p1Fp6 ].

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#25

Why pre-load the programs you do not use on daily bases or even for that session of the day.
Why use more RAM than is necessary and what is the advantage over the win 7 start bar.
I have not found any positive reasons to install this program. I already have lots of useless software and trying to clean the registry of garbage entries that is already there.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob2  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#24

The reference to Win 95 in their own write-up sure gives me a chuckle. That OS is so old now that no marketer worth his or her salt should be targeting it. However, I'm getting ready to "move on up" from XP32 to W7-64 in the very near future (soon as I install a little more memory), so if you want to know how it runs on sp3 I can dl it and run it thru its paces, but it hardly seems worth the effort. Coming full circle, that $15 price is about what this software would have sold for about ten years or so ago, if memory serves me right, but unless they have done a lot of updating, it seems liks it ought to go for less than that now. FWIW, to any of you interested in upgrading your system, I found some real good deals for this time of year at Staples.

Reply   |   Comment by computersexplore  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#23

Simple, free, ZERO resources (with no registry entries): create your own auto-hide / pop-up Windows Explorer task bar. This is a built-in feature of Windows that is not well known and thus not often used.

Right-click your taskbar, select toolbars, and create new toolbar. Drag your created toolbar off your taskbar, and you can dock it against any side of your screen. Right-click the toolbar, select auto-hide & always on top, and it only uses one pixel width of your screen when not in use, and pops out when you move your mouse pointer over the single pixel. If you right-click again and select icons only (no text), you can fit quite a few into a toolbar that's resized to only two icons wide - hovering over an icon will show the text description. Drag n' drop the icons you want from your Quick Launch toolbar to your own toolbar, and then disable the Quick Launch toolbar - you don't have to worry about installers automatically inserting a Quick Launch shortcut and screwing up your icon order.

If you created your toolbar under your My Documents (or Shared Documents) folder, all backup programs will automatically back up your toolbar also (assuming that the backup program is set to backup your documents folders).

Basic method to add stuff to your personal toolbar: Right-click any program or document, select Send To - Desktop (create shortcut), then drag the shortcut from the desktop to your toolbar, to whatever position in the order of icons you desire.

This is how I organize my course computers - applications on a left side pop-out toolbar, specific course items on a right side pop-out. Desktop is clean for an active desktop updating wallpaper application, and nobody ever uses the start menu (with shutdown, logoff & command prompt icons in the application toolbar). (When working with donated computers, you need to maximize efficiency!)

Portable? Sure, if you change all your shortcuts to common locations (the same on all computers you are using) or Windows Networking naming conventions (i.e. "\\ComputerA\C\Program Files\Program.EXE")

Sure using Explorer toolbars is not flashy with fancy animation, floating, transparency or other effects, but it does the job, causes a very minimal increase in Windows Explorer CPU & memory use (you may not see any reported increase), and is completely non-proprietary & easily backed up.

So, are there any important features that today's giveaway adds other than messing with your registry to add some more right-click options? Thank you, but no.

Reply   |   Comment by CompNetTeach  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#22

looks and feels like i went back to Win95. only positive points are that install and registration worked fine. The product has some (ugly imo) baked in skins but can not be skinned by users nor has extra skins for download so you will not be able to have it mattch your own window skin if you use something different then the standard ones. WIN7 and Vista users can gladly forget about their Aero because of that (unless you want your Aero desktop having a win95 look on it)

thumbs down, the freeware alternatives out there are better looking, better performing and better skinnable. i say....leave alone

Reply   |   Comment by NoName  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

The product information on their website contains contradictory information. Up front they say,"DeskTool is tightly integrated into the desktop shell of Windows 95/98 and Windows NT/2000/ME/XP/2003/Vista." When I click on Installation and System Requirements it lists:

Platform
Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7.

I believe that the platform information is an error. I can see this program being used by those with older versions of Windows but not 7 and I am not even sure about Vista. There are more aesthetically pleasing docks available including Stardock's and Winstep Nexus that are free. For $5 more than this one you can buy ObjectDock Plus. It seems like the only reason to buy this would be for older versions of Windows not supported by other products. Or if it happens to be less resource intensive than the other products. If that's an issue than Vista users would just stick with quick launch.

Reply   |   Comment by Justine  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#20

In Win7, I use Start search. If you want to use the mouse for frequently/recently used programs, the Vista+ Start menu handles that. If you insist upon mousing around (slower), as I've mentioned many times before, you can create desktop folders and put your desktop shortcuts in them. I then hide my desktop icons, and use the Desktop Toolbar to display cascading menus, as many levels as you want with nested folders. While drag-and-drop of data onto the icons isn't supported, the full right-click menu is available.

#13, BuBBy, you can always increase the height of the Windows 7 taskbar (unlock it first).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#19

So this is much like windows 7 it's taskbar? I'll skip this one today but thank you MetaProducts for offering it for free today.

Reply   |   Comment by Dwarf2000  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#18

Glad I read the first suggestion. Hmm. Even my old faithful Launchmate from the 90s does that (dropped files - plus sound!)

Try sTabLauncher - freeware, modern GUI, somewhat customisable, hides, allows dropped files, and only uses 1.3Mb when hidden- and I have 7 tabs each with a number of icons. Supports docking, autohide.

It's easy to use..uncomplicated.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Windows 7 own taskbar works much better than this. And if you want the Mac like feel, then go for free RocketDock. But it can be a useful tool for someone using Win98 or 95.

Reply   |   Comment by Saikat Kundu  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#16

Jim@ 14

It is very easy to add the quick launch in W7. Simply google it. :D

Reply   |   Comment by Paul h  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

I suggest a freeware program "Powerpro". (http://powerpro.webeddie.com/index.html) Although it appears dated, it really is very powerful and customizable. It has been one of my favourite program launchers (and more)

Reply   |   Comment by Howard  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

#4 you forgot to mention True Launch Bar cost $19.90
Today's GOTD is free.
No matter how much you love TLB this software is free today.

Reply   |   Comment by shipdog7  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#13

As has already been mentioned, I could pin applications to my (Win 7) task bar - but when you get more than a few pinned icons, the remaining space for apps that are running starts to disappear.

I prefer to keep as much of my taskbar for icons and captions of running apps.

I could look at one of the free "docks" but I find they seem to be more focused on scrolling graphics, effects and out-cooling the other docks.

I like the menu button and submenu support, which lets me hide a lot of the detail and have fewer buttons on the main toolbar.

Sub Menus

This is simple, fast and in terms of "appearance" - it displays icons. If I want it to look sexier, I just need to find better icons.

The Right click "Run As Administrator" on all icons is very convenient - especially on the Command Prompt.

Reply   |   Comment by BuBBy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#12

From this description, it sounds like it does exactly what every version of Windows since XP (maybe even 2000 and ME) does natively.

Vista provides a Quick Launch toolbar (I don't use it), several others, and then "New Toolbar" where I can create one of my own. You can dock these to any one of the 4 edges of your screen, leave them free floating on the desktop, make them “auto-hide” when docked to an edge, and make them stay on top of other windows, making them readily accessible - just like this one. And they do of course "display an organized row of buttons from which to choose" and are "tightly integrated into the desktop shell of Windows."

You can't drag/drop onto Quick Launch. That might be the only difference.

Can someone tell me what else this provides that Windows Quick Launch doesn't?

Reply   |   Comment by Nebulous  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#11

Oh--and on the float toolbar you either hide the Titlebar or better still change the message of the titlebar from 'DeskTool Toolbar' to something else of your choice such as "If lost call . . ." Or maybe a reminder of who you love. :)

Reply   |   Comment by c1oudrs  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#10

HINT: to choose another style/theme please right-click the DeskTool bar, select Settings. In the Settings dialog go to the Visual Style & Appearance tab. Here you can see the Interface Style section. Please use it to select desired style.
Alexander, MetaProducts Staff.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexander  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#9

Portability. This is not a portable app. However, for experimenters, the copy/paste trick seems to work with this program less the command line--which I don't want on a toolbar--and load at windows startup. The copy/paste trick is to install to registry, copy/paste into portable, uninstall from registry. You should go to settings and change the "store configuration data in" and of course register (or re-register) the program. It may (or may not) leave info behind though I checked and it didn't seem to. But if you have a registry crash and have to reset or rebuild regularly, you won't lose all the button shortcuts if you split your drive in two and put your portable apps in a the separate drive from the registry drive. I have rocket dock but I think I like this one better. To me the program has a bit of retro charm.

Reply   |   Comment by c1oudrs  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#8

This is also for w 7 64 bit application

Reply   |   Comment by bret davis  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-24)
#7

With the ability to "pin" shortcuts to the taskbar of Windows 7 why would I need this? Maybe on pre Windows 7 PC's this would come in handy, but there are a few free ones out there that are much better. Check out Rocket Dock, Objectdock or Circle dock just to name a few.

Reply   |   Comment by housry23  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#6

the time button is "flashing" which is not nice.

Reply   |   Comment by Howard  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#5

Remembering some progs are useful, some are a bit of fun, but they all take up ram.

I have not download this because Windows xp has frequently used progs appearing in the start menue, and short cuts to all my progs are on the desk top or in " start menue 7 ".

Why would anyone want a floating tool bar of what is already available on the desk top? Seems a case of trying to reinvent the wheel .

I await to see if anyone can post a use for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#4

Today´s program move the user back in time. The GUI is from the Win95 to Vista. The price is a bit to high for an old program like this. But for those, who still have Win95 or newer, is it a "fun" old program.

I prefer a program like TLB (True Launch Bar) as TLB is able to be customized down to every possible detail. I pass this one. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#3

This may be good back in 07 but now both Rocketdock and Objectdock are better choices.

Reply   |   Comment by b123  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)
#2

Why pay $15 when there are well known free "docks" out there which are more highly customizable than this appears to be?
Just a couple of free ones are
"Object Dock" by Stardock ( http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/ )
and "Rocket Dock" ( http://rocketdock.com/ )
Both the above are excellent.

Nigel

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To register - right click on the "DeskTool Toolbar" or the Clock - and select "Register" from the drop down menu. Enter the supplied Registration Key.

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