The Winstep Nexus Dock is a free Windows dock application that provides fast access to your most frequently used applications, with flexible options allowing it to dock or float anywhere on the screen. Every feature you would expect from a dock, including widgets, mouse-over effects, skins, drag-and-drop, and even live icon reflections and support for Vista Aero Glass effects.
Create multiple docks for a variety of customized needs.
Organize applications within collapsible groups, or 'sub-docks'.
Live Icon Reflections
The first Windows dock to feature optional 'live' icon reflections.
With magnification docks take a minimum of screen space until interaction is required.
Docks attached to screen edges can auto-hide and pop up on demand.
Floating docks (i.e. docks not attached to a screen edge) can collapse into a single control tile and un-collapse on demand.
Useful Object-based Drag And Drop
Object based interface offers "drag and drop" capabilities that make it simple to manage your applications, files, printers, etc... Use Drag and Drop to move/copy/re-arrange objects from one location to another, to both inside and outside of docks. Drop documents onto dock application objects and have them automatically loaded. You can even quickly change the images used by NeXuS Objects simply by dragging and dropping your favorite .ICO or .PNG file onto the chosen object.
Full Multi-Monitor Support
Docks can be docked to any screen edge or left floating on any monitor.
Documents dragged to a dock show up as thumbnails for easy identification.
NeXuS supports all WorkShelf special modules, from the clock to the net meter!
Reserve Screen Space
Makes sure docks attached to screen edges are not covered by maximized windows.
Respect Reserved Screen Space
Makes sure docked docks do not overlap other docked items such as the taskbar.
Virtual File System Objects support
Allows you to drag special Explorer objects, like Control Panel items and the My Computer icon, into docks.
Powerful Dock Manipulation options
Create docks from existing WorkShelf shelves, detach sub-docks, turn docks into sub-docks, duplicate docks, delete docks - all this using simple drag-n-drop and/or context menu options.
Docks can be brought to the foreground and dock items launched through the use of user-specified hotkeys.
PNG and TIF File Support
Supports the use of PNG as well as TIF and ICO files for object images and bitmaps.
Lots of special effects such as icons zooming, bouncing, glowing, rocking and swinging on selection, shifting to make room for items about to be dropped, bouncing on application launch, visual feedback for specific actions, incredible 'fluid' effects that make docks and icons behave like liquid surfaces, sound events for when docks collapse and pop up or sub-docks open, and lots more!
Virtually every aspect of every dock is customizable: from icon size, to magnification size, to dock behavior.
Quality And Performance Tested
NeXuS has undergone extensive testing by hundreds and hundreds of dedicated users. This testing continues as part of our ongoing efforts to provide top quality software to our customers.