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DockMod gives you the ability to customize your OS X Dock.

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Version 2.04:
  • Compatibility with 10.9.4
  • Blank themes when importing older versions.


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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I've never said something like this before, but please stay far away from this sucker as possible. The author claims to offer an unlimited trial of the software, but I've never seen a bigger piece of nagware in my life. Once you alter your more...

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Version 2.03
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polocanada Member IconComment+25

1. Does this allow me to have 2 or 3 docks on one display? The video on website shows 3 docks on 1 screen? I need something like this because I am running Matrox TripleHead setup with 3 monitors that are actually one monitor, so there is no way to have 3 docks on one screen without having to reach out across the span of 3 monitors to the one with dock on the bottom.

This video shows 3 docks on one screen..

2. I spent good part of my day to customize the dock, so if I install cDock and apply one of the settings.. do I lose some of the customizations.. does DockMod create custom dock on it's own or does it inherit the customizations already present from using tools such as Tinkertool, Secret, iTweakX, MacUtil etc...

My customizations: spacers, new list view, mouse highlight in list, custom indicator for open items, recent apps/docks item in the dock, scroll to show content...

3. Is there a way to create backup of the settings in case I want to go back to my customized version of the dock in case I don't like the dock in DockMod.

3. What options do I have for Customized dock. Can I have the customizations I listed in point 2?

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Version 2.04

@ bbbc
No sucker dared to respond to my list of questions above, so I assume the questions suck and I can just go and suck my finger I guess ;)

Harv Member IconReview+340

Perhaps if I was aware of cDock, I would have gotten that. I dunno. But I do know that DockMod is rock-solid and does all it claims to do, and does it conflict free. That I have the option to customize the dock in infinite ways is but another benefit

Updates have always been within a day of the OS update and customer support is first-rate/same day.

That I can also help an aspiring IT student, is just more icing on the cake.

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Version 2.04
Wile-E. Member IconReview+62

Personally I am rather surprised by low value ratings that only appear to be used to promote a different application as opposed to reviewing whether or nor DockMod works or is a well written application.

I have been a user of DockMod almost since its beginning and am very satisfied with what it offers and its reliability. It has been easy to use as well as easy to customize the Dock in many different ways - not just as a transparent Dock.

For me, 8 bucks is great value for what this software offers and delivers.

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Version 2.04
Harv Member IconComment+340

If you find that DockMod no longer works with 10.9.3:
1. Launch DockMod
2. Go to User Preferences
3. In the top right corner, toggle the On/Off switch
(you may need to restart).

AFAIK, that always works (though there is always a machine somewhere that proves me wrong).

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Version 2.03
mag01 Member IconReview+16

I also highly recommend cDock instead of this.
I actually wondered why cDock doesn't have an entry here so I just posted a new entry for it (waiting to be reviewed, hopefully it will make it).

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Version 2.03
Eric-Woehler Member IconReview+417

Agree re cdock from sourceforge - simple, free app that did exactly what I was looking for - a transparent dock. Why pay $8 when if all you want is a transparent dock (or a couple of other basic options)?

Was put off by 'videos' on dockmod webpage - sort of videos you might expect from second-hand car dealer...

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Version 2.03
Abofrapa Member IconComment+2

A million thanks to bbbc. Following his or her advice, I downloaded the free cDock on SourceForge, which uninstalled DockMod easily. I felt uncomfortable using DockMod because VirusBarrier quarantined my Dock application after installing the application. Experts may have all kinds of technical explanations for this, but for an average user who has been using a Mac since 1991, these are hardly sufficient.

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Version 2.03
B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+648
B. Jefferson Le Blanc

It's clear from the fast-paced videos on the author's web site that he hasn't got a clue about suability. The videos flash by so fast they could give one seizures. They'r all about showing how great he is at making flashy videos but how poor he is about communicating useful information. The guy's a poseur - that is, pretentious in the extreme.

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Version 2.03
Planetary-Paul Member IconReview+11

This program nicely does what it advertises to do. The authors are up front about the fact that it is a hack. I like the way they go about the program and the website. To me it is worth the $8 and I hope SpyreSoft will be successful.

For those who are complaining about not being able to use the program for free for extended periods of time despite the $8 price tag: Duh!? Maybe you should consider a naghelmet instead of calling people names. It took me just a few minutes to figure out whether I liked the program or not and whether it was worth the price to me. In my case it turned out to be a double positive. If it hadn't, I could have walked away. I'm not in any way forced to buy the program, neither are you.

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Version 2.03
bbbc Member IconReview+15

I've never said something like this before, but please stay far away from this sucker as possible. The author claims to offer an unlimited trial of the software, but I've never seen a bigger piece of nagware in my life. Once you alter your dock, the icons' titles get the extra text of "DockMod Trial". In addition, a red scrolling banner / ticker text appears under your dock about the software being unlicensed. This was all within ten minutes of usage. Man, this guy really wants his $8 bucks. Different folks on Apple's forums have struggled with getting DockMod uninstalled.

If you want a transparent dock on Mavericks or other tweaks, grab the free cDock on SourceForge.

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Version 2.03

Thanks for the heads up on this swindler.

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Version 2.04
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Downloads 565
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License Demo
Date 01 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $8.00
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