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Docktop is a launcher for Mac OS X. This application provides a highly customizable launchbar on your desktop -- behind the icons -- to which you can add items to open applications, files, folders, weblinks, or AppleScripts.

What's New

Version 1.3:
  • Added an option to hide Docktop on launch (but only if the global hotkey is enabled).
  • Added an option to disable item menus.
  • Added an option to use an actual image for an item in the launchbar, not just an icon from a file. To enable this, hold down the Option key when dropping an image file (e.g., .png, .jpg, etc.) on the icon image well in the Edit window.
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Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later

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iHatePC5110 Member IconReview+1
iHatePC5110
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After many hours of troubleshooting we determined that DockTop running in Mountain Lion causes problems with FileMaker Pro 11 and 12.

It was a handy app that worked great for many years on our restaurant POS system. :(

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Version 1.3
k8jb Member IconComment+17
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I've been a long-time user (since it was released in 2006) and I loved it!

I do have a problem though: It is NOT compatible with Snow Leopard unless you set it to "Level: Normal". I prefer it to be "Level: Desktop" so that it won't get over other windows. Small beans, you may say, and you're probably right. The other Snow Leopard issue is that you can't have more than once instance of it running at the same time.

I've contacted the developer and he says and update is coming after they've updated their more expensive apps. I understand that reasoning, but it's still a little disappointing.

Right now, I'm looking for a different launcher until Docktop is fixed. I hope it is fixed soon.

Thanks.

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Version 1.3
sannixtudio Member IconComment+1
sannixtudio
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So I registered and now the app refuses to launch....

NSReceiverEvaluationScriptError: 4 (1)

I can see it as a running process, but it's just not dislaying.

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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Very clean interface, nifty launcher, lots of features, absolutely customizable, and features in 1.1 are groovy.

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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It's not just like the Dock -- it's like DesktopButtons in the Apple Stores, only with custom configuration support -- and I love it! I've been looking for this for a long time. In a company setting, this makes it easy for me to deploy standard links on all our Macs that the user's, who don't have admin access, can't change (they can still change their Dock). I can put links to our intranet services here, maintenance scripts, etc. Great!

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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It looks very familiar..... where did I saw that....??


Huh..... it's Dock. Very similar to Dock. I don't think I need another Dock in my Mac.

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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If you want a real replacement for the Dock that has many many options, check out DragThing! :)

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Version 1.1
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Good Man - anonymus - good comment - good thing - DragThing, I do not want this on my mac

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Anonymous
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2 problems:

1. Confllicts with Dock and Desktop Manager(at least for me)

2. Not enough of an improvement over the Dock to warrant a registration

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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
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How does it conflict with the Dock? I haven't seen any conflicts with the two.

I do agree that there are some issues when using with Desktop Manager. I've found that when using Desktop Manager & Docktop, if the Docktop window's layer is set to "Normal" or "Desktop", then it appears in all of my desktops when switching between them in Desktop Manager (actually, this makes sense since the Dock appears in all desktops, too). If the Docktop window is set to "Screen Saver", however, it seems to disappear when switching in Desktop Manager.

Please contact me (the author) with specific problems and I will try to address them in future releases.

Jon Nathan

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Anonymous
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cute. it would be nice if you could drag and drop icons to it, though.

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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
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While you can't drag and drop icons directly to the main window, when editing an existing item or adding a new one, you can drag and drop an item into the icon image well or into the Title, URL, & Label text fields.

Jon Nathan

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Downloads 7,883
Version Downloads 3,317
License Shareware
Date 08 Dec 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $4.00
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