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Functional is a collection of utilities bringing the basic Mac OS X functions from the Apple menu to your Dock.

Add the Functional folder as a stack to the Dock, and Logging Out, Restarting, Shutting Down or Sleeping your Mac will be just a mouse-click away. As with 'Hypnotize', Functional only force quits Safari preventing the loss of your valuable work in other applications.

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Functional now supports Mac OS 10.7 Lion or newer with 'Gatekeeper' disabled
  • Optional brightly colored icons have been added for the visually impaired.


OS X 10.3 or later

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Wts Member IconReview+165

Logging Out, Restarting, Shutting Down or Sleeping your Mac are already just a mouse-click away available from the Apple menu.

"Functional" only duplicates those actions by bringing those basic Mac OS X functions from the Apple menu to your Dock.

However some may find this collection of utilities valuable.

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Version 1.2

You've read my mind. I wonder what kind of advantage it gives while cluttering my dock with a further icon.
But I'm so stupid and ignorant (it's the only thing I know for sure, beside to have to die) that I was hoping to find here an enlightening by enthusiasts like Yazsoft…

Yazsoft Member IconReview+345

This is a brilliant idea! A big thanks to the developer for taking the time to put something like this together. Most people don't realize how much they take things for granted while still in good health. Keep up the great work guys!

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Version 1.1
Jimw Member IconComment+455

neeklamy; You make a very good point which I agree with. But on the other hand if their condition was that advanced then it probably would be very difficult if not impossible for such users to use a keyboard for input in general. It that case they would probably be using Dragon Dictate (I mention it by name since there is no competition). In such a situation they could shut down their computer, etc. by voice command.

So while I think this product is a great idea, I am not that sure on just how useful it will prove to be in relation to taking up valuable dock space.

However I do appreciate the fact that the developer is not charging for this. For if he did, my attitude about this product would drastically change.

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Version 1.0
B. Jefferson Le Blanc

As a rule it's not a good idea to generalize about what anyone with a disability can or cannot do. There are just too many variables. At the same time, in my experience, many "normal" people cannot be bothered to learn even the most useful keyboard shortcuts. So Functional may be helpful to all sorts of people who work better with obvious visual cues.

As for using up Dock space, if you put the Functional Folder rather than the individual apps in the Dock you can use them in a Stack, as the ReadMe file suggests.

The only complaint I have about these utilities is the ugly dark gray icons. Ugh! A different color for each app would significantly enhance their usability.

Jimw Member IconComment+455

Interesting product but dock space is usually at a premium.
How is this better that keyboard shortcuts (CMD-Ctr-Opt, Cmd-Ctrl, or Cmd-Opt)?

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Version 1.0

It isn't a power user's tool, but it's better than those shortcuts for elderly relatives who have arthritis or other health problems and people who have physical disabilities and find it difficult to use a keyboard.

There's probably other people that would find great use in this, and it's interesting to note too that the developer, Brynjar Saunes Bye, is a medical doctor.

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Version 1.0
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 2,711
Version Downloads 1,057
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 26 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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