Gnome Shell 3 has been my favorite from the day one it was released. Even my wife found it cool. It is becoming more and more useful with the new extensions being added at an unprecedented rate. I have switched my desktop to KDE and Gnome Shell 3 so that I can get my work done without being interrupted by the inconsistent UI design. While KDE offers immense customization (you can do almost everything in KDE), Gnome shell is fast approaching there.
So, I am writing a series on Gnome Shell 3 extensions and will be writing about them on a regular basis. These extensions will not only enhance the Gnome Shell experience, but also improve the productivity. Of course, these are the extensions I use (when it comes to reviews I only write about what I myself use. How else can I tell you pros and cons of something that I have not tried myself?)
I am very much used to the bottom panel or Dock where I can easily access the applications, without having to trigger the favorite bar my touching the top corner. I used dock but then I was also looking for any extension which may allow me to do that without having to install yet another application.
Panel-Dockler L comes closer to what I need. You can easily install the extension from Gnome Extensions. One of the greatest things that Gnome team has done is allowing users to install or remove extensions from within the web browser (at the moment it only supports Firefox), so non-geeks can also manage their extensions with greater ease.
The moment you enable the extension you will notice a dock added to the bottom.
By default it shows everything that is added to the favorite bar. So if you want to add something to the bottom docklet, just add them to the favorite bar.
You can customize Panel-Docklet, just right click on the Panel-Docklet and play with the settings.
Do you like this Docklet?