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The idea of TabLauncher is not to replace the system's dock, but to help keep it clean, with only the applications that are currently running.

By removing all the application from the dock and organizing them on tabs, you can quickly find and run any application you want.

Apart from that, you can create as many tabs as you like, and personalize them by setting the background color, title color, and font.J ust drag your favorite applications to your tabs and it's done! You can also rearrange the tabs by dragging them. And even rearrange the whole TabLauncher. Just drag it whereever you like along the sides more...

What's New

Version 2.5.1:

Note: The demo version is currently at 2.5. The version available for purchase is 2.5.1.
  • Fixed some issues reported by users

Requirements

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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polocanada Member IconComment+25
polocanada
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Works well, no issues so far. Could you please add slider to select DELAY before the launcher opens (unhides)? You have option to add delay to close the launcher but not to show. If I move over the tab it shows instantly. I'd rather add a delay so it doesn't show if I move mouse too close to launcher in error. Thanks

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Version 2.5
DennisKeefe2561 Member IconReview+18
DennisKeefe2561
+1

I used DragThing for many years, and since its recently announced demise, I have been looking for a replacement. After trying many, many other apps, I found TabLauncher, and find it an elegant replacement for DragThing; it does the same heavy lifting (and a few things even better) with a very easy interface.

Also, the developer seems to be very responsive to inquires and concerns. Thank you for this fine tool, and please keep up the good work.

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Version 2.5
RavenNevermore
+1

DragThing has not been discontinued. Where did you get such an idea? Or is this shilling for Tab Launcher?

DragThing continues to work perfectly in Mavericks.

DennisKeefe2561
+1

I'm apologize if I was incorrect in calling DragThing out-of-action. I was simply reacting to what I believe was a blog from DragThing's creator some time ago stating that, while he would keep DT refreshed to run with OS updates, active development would be discontinued. And, no...I am NOT a shill for anyone.

Mikoi Member IconReview+12
Mikoi
+0

I purchased TabLauncher and it has always worked well. The last update prevented me from installing the app on Snow Leopard. I contacted the devs and they provided me a download link of the older version. The devs said that the link will be put on thier website (and hopefully also on Macupdate!!!).

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Version 2.4.1
Amergin Member IconReview+46
Amergin
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I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and felt obliged to post a review - this utility has TRANSFORMED my working environment! I do way to many things on my Mac, being a developer, artist, video producer and musician among other things and my dock was always a mess. I still use the dock (albeit with only about 20 or so items) but I now have the amazing TabLauncher up in my menubar with nine tabs in it each with a number of apps or documents - it's amazing... really amazing. Everything I do has speeded up immensely. If I could give it six stars I would!

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Version 2.2
Rpmurray Member IconComment+58
Rpmurray
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Added support for Snow Leopard but requires OS X 10.7 or later to run? Anyone else seeing the disconnect here?

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Version 2.1.1
svenaustx
+0

Saw the disconnect when the AppStore did not tell me a coupla' months back about it becoming only Lion ready, thus non-functional, and going back to the developer to re-release an image copy of the older version, to give me back that functionality. Hmm, perhaps-- "Intel, OS 10.6+...

Sherman Wilcox Member IconComment+171
Sherman Wilcox
+1

This doesn't really "clean up the Dock." Right? It adds another dock that you can organize. It does NOTHING to the Apple Dock.

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Version 2.0
Lvdoc
+1

Correct.

Lvdoc Member IconComment+535
Lvdoc
+1

I had tried out the previous "free" version. I decided I want to buy this. But the App Store won't let me download any new versions. It just says "Installed" and does nothing. I've trashed the program and its preference file. Still no luck. Anyone have any suggestions on how I should proceed? (Yes, I'm contacting the developer; but one of you might be able to help faster.) Thanks in advance.

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Version 1.1
Lvdoc
+0

Never mind. A restart seemed to solve the problem.

mudrik
+0

Just asking : can Anyone tell me, how much memory it "eats" ? becouse i decide if this or overflow... ? Thx for answers

svenaustx
+0

If using SL 10.6, developer has the v. 1.2 app available on his site to revert back.

If using Lion 10.7, I don't know, just finally installed Lion @ 10.7.3 two day ago.

Mikilc Member IconReview+28
Mikilc
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The app store upgrade requires you to quit the app. There is no obvious way to do this, short of deselecting launch on login in preferences and then rebooting the computer. Meanwhile you have to work out a way to exit the app store in mid-process... what a cock-up.

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Version 1.1
Hal2007
+2

Why not use the menu bar item of Tab Launcher, and choose "quit"? Quite obvious IMHO.

Mikilc
+1

Ah, but what if you've deselected the menu bar item so as not to clutter up your menu bar? The quit option should be present in the preferences, as it is in most applications I believe.

Wikno
+1

perhaps killing the process with activity monitor?

Lvdoc
+1

Activity Monitor will work, but I agree with Miklic. Why not just have a "quit" option when you right-click in one of the tabs, or at least have this option appear if you opt to deselect the menu bar item? Why not allow for at least a dock icon where you can select quit? Don't get me wrong, this is a nice program; but this option would be helpful.

Sgginc Member IconReview+226
Sgginc
+1

This is a great launcher utility.
Has much of the functionality of Drag Thing only it’s free. Very easy to use and extremely versatile.
Give it a try, you’ll like it.
One suggestion: Ability to change the size of the dock.

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Version 1.0
Yukonjack
+0

Perhaps it was free on 14 Jun when you reviewed it but it's now 99¢.

I have DragThing and use it for its Disk dock and Processes dock but I never really liked it as an app launcher. Tab Launcher just might be a good Dock replacement/supplement for me. I'll buy it and check it out; the price is okay.

Sgginc
+0

Overflow is my current favorite app launcher.

Wts
+3

Yet another NO trial version.

A buck is a buck but why spend a buck if it's not going to do what i need ?

No trial version equals no purchase.

svenaustx
+0

To wts...

Works much better than DockFun, which I used for a couple of years, because no one else had theirs' work as well...then they stopped developing. TabLauncer re-accomplished that functionality.

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Howie
Version 2.4.2
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Amergin
Version 2.2
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Zar
Version 1.2
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Ratings

Overall
(8)
Current Version (2.x)
(5)

Details

Downloads 7,429
Version Downloads 185
Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 16 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $3.99