This is Launchpad(Quickstarter) taken from Mac OS X Lion and implemented for Windows.
I know many people have done similar projects,
but i wasn't able to find one that replicated it good enough.
so i started working on my own version.
i put some real effort into making the look and feel as close to
the original as possible.
if you have found a bug please report it to me.
Only been using it for a couple days now but I like it a lot. I've used a lot of other docks like Nexus, Rocketdock, Objectdock and while they are all fine i found them to be annoying sometimes. I'd find myself accidentally activating the dock while pointing my mouse near it and it getting in the way sometimes. Really like the activation methods with Winlaunch especially the middle mouse click. however the double mouse click did not work for me. 4 stars because I think it is very good with potential to be even better. Seems a little light on customization features overall but it does what its supposed to and I plan on putting it on my other computers.
Where is the source code? The app looks promising, but as stated, it's still beta. Able to crash it by pressing middle mouse button when docked to desktop. It needs to be able to edit easier (currently have to click edit button at bottom of screen then click on shortcut, and repeat both steps for each additional shortcut... way to much mouse travel, why not just right click and edit?) The shortcuts can't be repositioned by user, they auto relocate to the right of previous shortcut. Take a look at XLaunchPad, it has made a lot of these improvements. I am interested in this one if it truly is open source, but until the code is posted... I'm skeptical. Stars will improve when code is posted.
Winlaunch is excellent! Thanks.
I found this application to be a very helpful tool. I like the non-menu way it places all one's commonly used icons on pages. It can be toggled on the menu bar. I think with a little more time this would replace my start menu. I also use Pokki, and while it is nice to have a start menu, I find that winlaunch is better because it uses all that screen space in the middle where usually just programs run. I started using the alt-tab feature of windows a lot more since I tested Winlaunch.