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DragThing is a desktop launcher utility that can launch applications, open documents and folders, store text and picture clippings, and do many other customizable actions with a single click or keystroke.

What's New

Version 5.9.12:
  • Added support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Reduced the size of dock files significantly, and improved loading times.
  • The Hide DragThing icon in Apple Dock option is currently disabled on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, due to an OS bug.
  • Fixed a problem with DragThing freezing on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Fixed -120 error when trying to save docks.
  • Fixed more...

Requirements

OS X 10.7.4 or later

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JLTO3 Member IconReview+0
JLTO3
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Been using the app for years. I love it. It does what I need (and a lot more). It is always one of the first applications that I install on a new computer. The developer has continually provided updates (any developer that continues to support and update there product for 19 years has my thanks and respect. Oh, did I mention, a lot of those update were free!

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Version 5.9.12
Steve Hechler Member IconReview+1
Steve Hechler
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I have really liked this app, but I cannot open it in System 10.9.2.

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RavenNevermore
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I'm using it in OS X 10.9.3... and it worked fine in 10.9.2.

Maybe your preferences have become corrupt?

Kranboll Member IconReview+1
Kranboll
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An excellent utility I used for years. Just loved the customizable docks. However, since Mavericks it has just died. First the process dock refused to work properly, now the disk dock is gone. The developer is responsive, but unable to help. I'll come back to it after any major future update and see if it works again. Meanwhile, it's back to the stock Mac dock, and the utility Mountain to control my diverse virtual and real discs.

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Version 5.9.12
RavenNevermore
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It's been working fine for me in Mavericks. I don't use the Disk Dock or Process Dock, but just to check I just opened them up, and they are working fine.

Alex-Macinsky
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I used Dockless to hide the icon. ; D

Cocoanut Member IconReview+209
Cocoanut
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I love this program and I've been using it for years but since Mavericks came out the ability to remove the dock icon has been lost. This is a major problem for me and I've stopped using the program because of it. There hasn't been a meaningful update in years (just bug fixes, etc.) so I'm wondering if development has stopped. I wish the developer would be more forthcoming on his plans.

Minus 1 star for not being able to hide the dock icon. Otherwise it's a five star program.

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Version 5.9.12
RavenNevermore
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Seriously? Having the icon is the dock is that problematic for you?

I use it dozens of times every day and don't even notice the Dock icon.

Cocoanut
+0

Yes, seriously.

DennisKeefe2561 Member IconReview+18
DennisKeefe2561
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It just works. Day after day, year after year -- with every system upgrade and every app. And it does this with an functional elegance and deep utility approached by neither Apple's lame suite of launch-its nor any other independent efforts. And nope, I'm not a shill for the developer; I'm just a very long-time, very satisfied user.

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Version 5.9.12
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
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I have used this application since its inception. It has progressed since its premier appearance and its functionality as well has progressed. Even though it has advanced the Developer who is extremely helpful has not asked for more money even though his advancements have been excessive and he has modernized this app beyond its first appearance. This is a 5 star app for sure.

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Version 5.9.12
Wchnlcc Member IconComment+10
Wchnlcc
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Thompson's tool has evolved into quite a batch of tools, the front being the ability to create other docks. You can make as many as you want ,all looking different, as large or small and they can appear for different tasks. I have used this tool for many years and have never regretted the price paid.
Recently I had begun to consider getting rid of it in light of mission control, but after trying to set up all the software I use into workable groups I gave up and made a few new docks - so much easier! I'm glad James made the update so it could continue into Mavericks.
I don't play with my Macs, I work with them and any tool that is about as "set it and forget it" that helps take out wasted time this is definitely one of them. There are a few pieces of shareware I would never do without and this is in the top 5 IMHO.

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DonkeyKong Member IconReview+71
DonkeyKong
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A good app but it this ridiculously priced.
imo a price of around $10 would be correct.

Alfred is free and equally good.

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Version 5.9.12
DonkeyKong
+0

Why there is no edit feature @ MU is strange. Anyhow: it should be:

"A good app but it is ridiculously priced.
imo a price of around $10 would be correct.

Alfred is free and equally good."

Tim27
+3

I am guessing you are new to DragThing. Let me enlighten you. This software has been around since the 90s. It is the premier dock application for Mac OS 8, 9 and X. James Thompson frequently releases updates to this app that do not require any other payment than the initial payment made upon purchase. Despite all the other dock software out there, James is still updating DragThing to work with the new OS's that Apple releases. He has been doing this free for current uses for years now.
Additionally, Alfred can only do as much as DragThing if you purchase the Alfred Powerpack, which is 17 Pounds which equates to over $27 US Dollars. Not that much of a difference.
You need to play around with DragThing to realize the full potential of the app. It really is one of the best pieces of software ever written for Mac OS. I can't tell you how to best use it, it's something (like Alfred) you have to figure out for yourself with your own workflow.

trungpt Member IconReview+88
trungpt
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Great for a second monitor
Can list running apps
Can duplicate the dock
Easy to customize and much more

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Version 5.9.11
bbw7 Member IconComment+313
bbw7
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For SL users, ver. 5.9.9 is the last version. It, and all other version for other OS's can be found at developer's site.

@Developer, Thanks for keeping the older versions readily available.

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Krindy
Version 5.9.12
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Physhbourne
Version 5.9.11
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Megavolt17
Version 5.9.9
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Version 5.9.8
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Downloads 184,338
Version Downloads 14,477
License Shareware
Date 07 Oct 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $29.00
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