ObjectDock 2.1 adds Windows 8 support; removes XP and Vista support

Software developer Stardock has been busy with a number of new software programs made especially for Windows 8, including Start8, Decor8 and ModernMix. This week, the company released a new version of one of its older software programs that adds support for Windows 8 at last.

It's the 2.1 beta version of ObjectDock, the program that is designed to let desktop users access their Windows applications and shortcuts much quicker than normal through the use of an animated dock such as the one above. Users can add as many docks as they want and position them on any screen edge. Additionally, users can customize their docks' appearances with different options such as skins.

The 2.1 beta version, in addition to adding support for Windows 8, also puts in a way to launch applications via drag and drop. However, it appears that Stardock has also decided to eliminate support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in the new version of ObjectDock, as only Windows 7 and 8 will be able to run the new version of the program. Even though it's in beta, ObjectDock 2.1 is also on sale for $4.99 if you want to jump in right now.

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Source: Stardock | Image via Stardock

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