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HierarchicalDock gives you hierarchical menu navigation of folders sitting in your Dock. As of Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard doesn't support going through more than 1 folder deep for stacks in your Dock. This makes it easier to navigate multiple folders deep with a simple click.

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Improved Performance
  • Fixed a bug that prevented creation of folders with "/" in the filename
  • Better positioning
  • Show Finder's color labels
  • Show number of items of subfolders
  • Fixed .essdocker extension bug for good (you may have to re-add folders with this new version)
  • Per-Folder settings (hold down option and command and click on the folder)
  • Doesn't mount more...


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Richard-Hallas Member IconComment+65

Good news for Lion users!

I've just discovered, in OS X 10.7.2, that the ability to follow aliases in Dock menus is back again, having been absent since Tiger! Three cheers for Apple for doing the right thing, albeit very belatedly. Since the loss of this feature in Leopard was the primary reason for HierarchicalDock being written, it doesn't really matter if it doesn't work any more under Lion. The native OS feature now appears to operate as it should. Hooray.

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Version 1.2
XWNI Member IconComment+20

200909: HierarchicalDock v1.2 does not work with snow leopard. I hope a fix is produced soon!

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Version 1.2
gizmovision Member IconReview+2

wow this is great like an Apple Menu for a Dock Stack folder!

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Version 1.2
PizzaCake Member IconReview+43

The list view built into Leopard v10.5.6 doesn't display the contents of shortcuts to folders. HierarchicalDock does! Excellent!

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Version 1.2
EchoRob Member IconComment+269

This application is the best thing ever
Awesome work to the developer.

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Version 1.2
Zo219 Member IconReview+506

Users can still fool with their dock interface ... this little app is sooo much more useful than Stacks, watch out it doesn't turn up in 10.5.2! Thank you for this!

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Version 1.2
n_dub Member IconComment+0

Fantastic!!! Simple but very effective. Thankyou... But you might want to work on some alternative interface for it because the regular Leopard stacks do look cool, more so I'm affraid than the HierachicalDock, however it is still great.

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Version 1.2
Hippeman Member IconComment+23

As I stated below, the developer did a very good job with this little app. Thanks again! But luckily Apple is catching up our criticism and they will implement the list view in the next update OSX 10.5.2:


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Version 1.1
Bobby Thomale Member IconReview+1
Bobby Thomale

Thank you for this app! You saved me the trouble of having to write it myself. :-)

I tried the shareware one, Quay, but it was just too slow with the incredibly large folder hierarchies in my dock. (Such as my SVN repositories.)

HierarchicalDock is just as fast as the Tiger dock. Not as many features as Quay, but it does what I need it to. And best of all, it is free!

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Version 1.1
MRC Member IconComment+11

About to add this app and take it for a test drive. Just wondering how it works... is it an application that runs in the background like Hierarchy or OldFolder?

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Version 1.1
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Version 1.2
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Downloads 8,059
Version Downloads 4,486
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 31 Dec 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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