Mac OS X beats Windows OS if we consider the visual looks and desktop customization. The Mac OS X looks visually so inviting (having a look at the desktop) that you wish you switched over to Mac operating system. Obviously you can't do that just for the looks, as Windows has much more to offer than its counterpart. So how do you get the best of both OS's, i.e. Windows' unbeatable performance spiced up with a cool visual interface. Dock apps are the best bet for this and given below is the list of some dock apps that you can try out (depending on the Windows OS version compatibility).
#1 Rocket Dock
This dock application includes custom skins, smooth animation when launching icons; providing a nice clean interface for easy access and organization. It has multi-monitor support, alpha-blending, positioning and layering options and much more. You can customize the items resident in the dock any which way you want (compatible with Windows 7).
#2 Winstep Nexus
It's a multi-level dock system which provides super-fast access to your most frequently used applications. Nexus has flexible options allowing it to dock or float anywhere on the screen and featuring multi-level docks to organize applications within collapsible groups. The application works on all Windows versions.
# 3 Slider Dock
The Slider Dock is a highly customizable dock app that allows for easy dragging and dropping, hide/unhide features with a shortcut key, and a different set of icons and configurations for each user. The application works for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
#4 Object Dock
ObjectDock doubles up as a task manager and a program launcher in which the user can customize the look of each item on the dock and set various animation options for when the mouse rolls over an item on the dock. The application requires 20MB free hard drive space and works with Windows Vista and lower versions.
#5 Windows 7 Circle Dock Bar
This dock bar provides your Vista/XP a very attractive looking dock for your icons in a circular shape. It gives you the feel of Windows 7 with fully customizable interface. You can change the image show for the icon, change skins, or rotate the dock items with the mouse wheel or arrow. This application is configured to work with multiple monitors and also runs from the USB or external hard drive.
#6 Aqua Dock
A freeware application that will give your Windows OS a Mac OS X style with nice animated launchbar/taskbar on screen. To cut it short this one is a Windows program launcher with Apple's style.
#7 Vienna Transformation Pack
Transforms a Windows XP computer to look like Microsoft Windows Vienna (Windows Seven). The pack contains files to transform your wallpaper bootscreen, shell style, sounds, login, cursors
and certain application software to give it a Vienna style.
#8 X Windows Dock
The X Windows Dock is for turning your user experience more productive and fun and is in active development so that new functionalities are added at each new release. It features a reserve screen area for the dock, the option to show the dock on mouseover and two options for what to do when an icon is dragged out of the dock: create shortcut or removal and preview of video and images.
#9 MyDock 0.9.1035
Originally designed to emulate OS X dock bar, it allows the user to organize shortcuts, programs and running tasks.