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Dock Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Dock for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Raycast, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Dock and nine of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Dock are HyperDock, LaunchBar, Dragthing and Dropshelf.

Dock alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be Window Managers or Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Dock.
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  • Mac

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  1. Raycast icon

    Raycast

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Raycast lets you control your tools with a few keystrokes. It’s designed to keep you focused.

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  2. HyperDock icon

    HyperDock

    • Mac

    HyperDock adds Windows 7 like features and more to Mac OS X.

    Discontinued

    The last version (1.7) is from January 2017, but it's still available to download.

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    LaunchBar

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.

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    Dragthing

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop.

    Discontinued

    Notice on https://www.dragthing.com/ of discontinuation as of 2019.

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    Dropshelf

    • Mac

    Dropshelf is a place to put things. Drag anything to the edge of the screen, and a shelf slides out. Drop files, text clippings and links — whatever you want to keep handy.

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  6. QR Mirror is a revolutionary new way to launch files, folders and apps on your Mac with QR-Code.

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  7. Application Launcher, improved Dock for macOS, alternative to Apple Dock, uBar, HyperDock.

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    DockShelf

    • Mac

    Did you ever wish your Dock could do more or handle more of your apps and files? DockShelf lets you place unlimited docks around your desktop so you never run out of space again for your commonly used files, folders and applications!

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    MultiDock

    • Mac

    MultiDock is a simple application that allows you to organize frequently used applications, documents and folders using small panels (Dock’s).

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