Dock Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Dock for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Alfred, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Dock and ten of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Dock are Quicksilver (Free, Open Source), LaunchBar (Freemium), HyperDock (Paid) and Dragthing (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Apr 14, 2021

    1. Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.
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      DOCK is a widget not only application manager!
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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    2. Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.
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      it's application launcher, but not a dock/bar widget
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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    3. 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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      HyperDock adds Windows 7 like features and more to Mac OS X. Select individual application windows & tabs just by moving the mouse on a dock item, use mouse clicks to quickly open new windows and many more.
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    4. DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop. It puts all your documents, folders, and applications just a single click away. Highly flexible, it allows multiple docks, each customised to suit your exact needs.

      Discontinued

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



    5. Raycast lets you control your tools with a few keystrokes. It’s designed to keep you focused. Use the built-in extensions to connect with common tools and join the developer program to get early access to our API.
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    6. 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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    7. ActiveDock - Alternative Dock for macOS, Apple Dock replacement Customizable Dock for macOS, Application Launcher,Window Manager/Window Switcher, Star Menu for Mac… Problem: Apple Dock is the command center for your Mac.
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    8. 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 is a simple application that allows you to organize frequently used applications, documents and folders using small panels (Dock’s).
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