ObjectDock and RocketDock are the two popular dock programs available for Windows. The all-new ObjectDock 2.0 free version is here and is available to download now.
ObjectDock 2.0 brings some cool features to the free version. First, it automatically imports all your quick launch items and Taskbar pinned items to the dock. Second, it now features more special effects that you can be seen when you hover the mouse cursor on a docked item.
Another interesting features worth mentioning about is Weather Docklet. Moving the mouse cursor over the weather icon will bring your 5-day outlook.
# Put shortcuts on your dock
# Display running applications on your dock
# Put docklets on your dock
# Icons zoom on mouse-over
# Optional swinging icons on mouse-over
# Skinnable backgrounds with reflections
# Change the appearance of the icons of running tasks and shortcuts
# Position dock on any edge of the screen
# Optionally hide Windows taskbar
# Optionally represent running programs by snapshot of their window
# Ability to auto-hide dock for maximized applications
Of course, the paid version (RocketDock Plus) comes with some additional features. But, the free version is good enough for most of people.