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Dragthing Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Dragthing for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Quicksilver, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Dragthing and 14 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Dragthing are Spotlight, Yoink, Dropzone and Spotter.

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

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

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    Quicksilver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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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    brucelgrubb

    In addition to a easy search function Quicksilver has a "shelf" which can function like one of DragThing's layer and unlike DragThing Quicksilver can directly search the internet

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  2. Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).

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    Yoink

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Yoink simplifies drag and drop between windows, apps, spaces and fullscreen apps.

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    Dropzone

    • Mac

    Dropzone is a productivity app for the Mac that makes it faster and easier to move and copy files, launch applications, upload to many different services, and more.

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    Spotter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Productivity tool that allows to launch everything (e.g. switch the next song, connect Bluetooth device, set a timer, etc.) so you can stay focused on your current task.

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    SuperTab

    • Mac

    When you press Command-Tab on your Mac, Apple provides you with a simple App Switcher:

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    iCollections

    • Mac

    iCollections is an expertly designed application which helps you keep your desktop organized. The app's unique features are what make it the most popular method of desktop organization for Mac users.

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    sonorelli

    Almost infinitely customizable, to the point of confusion. But after an afternoon of hacking around, I finally recreated all of my old DragThing docks, Disks, Active Apps and tabbed Launcher. iCollections is harder to use than DragThing, but with it's discontinuation, iCollections is the best game in Catalina land.

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

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    Dock

    • Mac

    In OS X, the Dock is used as a repository for any program or file in the operating system. It can hold any number of items and resizes them dynamically to fit while using magnification to clarify smaller resized items.

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