A-dock was the first, & remains the best shareware app I've ever registered & paid for. I've used it on every possible rev of OS 9, & figured, as others here have said, that it might be superfluous in X. NOT! NOT! NOT! NOT! NOT!
If anything, in OS X A-dock is an absolutely CRITICAL lifesaving necesssity. No question. Let's face it, “The Apple Dock” bites the large hairy hard one. It represents everything that Steve Jobs seems to be about these days... Max on the Glitz, with true Microsoftian disinterest in user functionality. “The Dock” is a pain in the butt to configure & is marginally useful. That's being kind. My wife (who can't figure out, & therefore hates all computers) thinks The Dock “looks cute”. Get the picture?.
Try this. Buy this. Pay for this. $7 bucks? There are jerks out there asking $49.99 to $99.99 for “Stupidware”. This one's a no-brainer. A-dock remains at the number one spot on my list of shareware values (Windowshade is #2 though buggier). Look, You can add ANTHING to A-dock... a sound, a folder a file, an entire hard drive... This is one classy elegant, productive, constantly evolving STABLE piece of software. Try it, I think you'll end up banishing ”The Dock” where I now have it stuck.... on the side of the screen containing the few things I can't cram into A-dock..... & it still pisses me off when I run the curser too close, & it jumps happily out from the side of the screen.... just to annoy me. Go Jerome!!!!!