Dockless
Dockless
2.0.3

4.0

Dockless free download for Mac

Dockless2.0.3

29 September 2008

Make running apps not show up in the Dock (or vice versa).

Overview

Dockless is a little app that does what some people have always wanted: remove certain applications from the Dock. Dock real estate can become precious, and some apps don't make a whole lot of sense sitting there. That's where Dockless comes in. With Dockless, any OS X application can be made to show in the Dock or not. Programmed in Cocoa-ObjectiveC.

What's new in Dockless

Version 2.0.3:
  • Potentially fixed a crash on a few computers (I believe the problem was having some applications with no info.plist!)
  • Changed windowing style from textured to regular
  • Fixed a spelling mistake in the simple view

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How would you rate Dockless app?

34 Reviews of Dockless

Beamy
21 September 2008
Version: 2.0

Most helpful

Link for Dockless 2.0 : http://homepage.mac.com/fahrenba/programs/dockless/dockless-2.0.0.dmg :-)
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polocanada
14 June 2014
Version: 2.0.3
It's gone but you can find by searching "dockless-2.0.3.dmg" or for example here: http://iusethis.tjluoma.com/dockless/
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5
RomanB7939
10 February 2014
Version: 2.0.3
works with mavericks
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5
taja
06 January 2012
Version: 2.0.3
This is a fantastic app, still works smoothly under Lion. I use it, among other things, to make Notational Velocity invisible until I activate it with a hotkey. Wish the UI was updated. Otherwise excellent app and hope no updates to Lion break it. Note that it also prevents the apps menubar appearing, which may be an issue for some.
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Jimw
13 August 2011
Version: 2.0.3
Seems to work with Lion without creating Menu Bar issues with X11 or Xquartz apps such as X-Plane
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0.5
RaelFaek
07 June 2011
Version: 2.0.3
Who deleted my review? I accidentally removed Finder from the list of apps in Dockless. After rebooting, Finder's menu would not show up. It was not immediately clear how I would go about restoring Finder to the list since Finder is not found in the Applications folder. I was very close to reinstalling the operating system due to clicking a button. This app is not safe.
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5
Wad11656
27 December 2010
Version: 2.0.3
Does just as advertised. THANK YOU! And for those wondering [like I was], it is NOT a temporary status where the app doesn't show in the dock when launched. It's permanent unless you open the app and change the preferences. So even after a Reboot, all apps set to not show up on the dock when launched will still do so. Great little app; Thanks
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Cortig
29 September 2008
Version: 2.0.3
Version 2.0.3 works like a charm for me. No more crash!! :-)
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rwebber
28 September 2008
Version: 2.0.1
Matt, version 2.0.1 is compiled only as an intel build. Could you compile it as a universal so I can run it on my PPC machine?
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Elegraphy
22 September 2008
Version: 2.0
Update: Downloaded Version 2.0 from developer's site. It does not open for my PB. I guess I'll stay with the older version.
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Cortig
21 September 2008
Version: 2.0
Unfortunately, the new version scans the drive upon launch… then crashes :-\ 'Hoping for a 2.0.1 update soon…
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Roro01
21 September 2008
Version: 2.0
The best thing to do is to download Dock Dodger. It deals only with individual applications which are dragged onto it's window.
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Easer
21 September 2008
Version: 2.0
This seems to work with most of my apps. I used to use other program switchers that allowed me to exclude apps I didn't need showing up all the time. But I prefer the simple command-tab by Apple. Now I can use command-tab to have a mostly minimalist switcher for the apps I most use, and I use another program if I need to switch to something else. Thanks for updating this.
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Beamy
21 September 2008
Version: 2.0
Link for Dockless 2.0 : http://homepage.mac.com/fahrenba/programs/dockless/dockless-2.0.0.dmg :-)
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Jamesjaie
18 May 2007
Version: 1.3.3
This is outdated app. Try Dock Dodger instead. http://foggynoggin.com/dockdodger
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Aname
26 March 2006
Version: 1.3.3
Does anyone know of an alternative application, since Dockless appears to be discontinued (?) and it has a tad bit too many rough edges in its current iteration.
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4.5
Pachec
13 January 2006
Version: 1.3.3
Excellent small utility. It let you remove easily the dock icon of applications which should never have had an icon in the Dock (HardwareGrowler [in Growl:Extras], LaunchBar, ...) But it is easy to misuse it if you are careless: WARNING 1. Dockless not only removes the dock icon, but also the menu bar. (Do read the ReadMe file!) Moreover, in some cases (when you log out...), the system could let a dockless (and menuless) application quit without warning you. Therefore, do not use Dockless with any app! WARNING 2. Hiding dock icon and menu of an application does not affect you only, but every user (you cannot hide dock & menu for one user only). WARNING 3. Dockless seems to not work properly with some apps (e.g., Preview.app, as noted in a previous review).
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1.75
Kaufi
09 December 2005
Version: 1.3.3
I advise everyone NOT to use this app. Apart from being dodgy, it crashed my entire Bluetooth Data Exchange software and it took me quite a while unitl I got it fixed.
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Kaufi
02 December 2005
Version: 1.3.3
Have some problems with this app. As a try-out, I used it to let Preview disappear. This didn't work at first try. A few days later finally, Preview disappeared from the dock without me doing anything. I found out I didn't like it that way, so I tried to reverse the transaction. Again, it didn't work. And still doesn't. It's been a week now - no result. Preview is ticked in the Dockless list and it should be in the dock, but it doesn't appear there. Please help!
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5
Anonymous
22 October 2005
Version: 1.3.3
works flawlessly. there are instructions in the readme file. also, all this app does is change the pref file and then clear the icon cache to complete the process. hiding the icon makes the app a "background app" to OS X and so that is what makes the menu disappear for the app. this happens when you manually hide the icon using the same method, it is OS X behavior. all Dockless does is automate the process and make it very easy, and I think it does it very well. just make sure the app you want to hide is in the Applications folder or Dockless might not see it when it does it's scan at launch.
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Anonymous
29 January 2005
Version: 1.3.3
My dock was too long and always in the way. This app made me faster and more aerodynamic. Thanks dock-doc!
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Anonymous
09 January 2005
Version: 1.3.3
Instructions would be helpful.
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Anonymous
26 December 2004
Version: 1.3.2
Although this program has a good concept, it has problems. When i select a program and launch it, it launches fine but then Dockless stops responding.
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Screwyt
26 April 2004
Version: 1.3.1
Hey, this app kind of stinks! No instructions, nuttin'! How the hell do you get rid of what it did??? Some of my menu bars aren't showing up at all!!!
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Chris Gazeent
15 February 2004
Version: 1.3
It doesn't work for me (10.3.2), even when I restart the Dock. Hmm. Too bad; it sounds great.
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4.25
Jwilson13
02 February 2004
Version: 1.3
If you're dock real estate is filling up you should try this. It's great if you have a lot of apps running but don't need them in the dock such as Stickies, DragThing, etc. Does what it says and I haven't had any problems with it. I'm not sure yet if I'll find it necessary to keep using however. I'm not a big fan of a lot of add-ons that usually just break with every release of the OS. But like I mentioned, if your dock if full of apps you like to have running but don't need in the dock, you should try this out!
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5
Anonymous
31 January 2004
Version: 1.3
Sweet... It has always bugged me to see the Drag Thing icon in the dock. Now it's gone. For those of you that say it isn't working, try restarting the Dock. DOH!
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Andrew Haas
31 January 2004
Version: 1.3
it doesn't seem to be working for me on 10.3.2.....then again, maybe i don't know how to use it right-but it didn't come with intructions. (??)
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Pawn1
31 January 2004
Version: 1.3
Doesnt seem to be working for any apps for me in Panther (10.3.2).
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4.25
Anonymous
23 December 2003
Version: 1.2.1
I love it, love it, love it! But where's the gosh durn support for 10.3?
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Anonymous
25 November 2003
Version: 1.2.1
I also hope there come a new version that work with Panther!
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5
Anonymous
31 October 2003
Version: 1.2.1
Doesn't work with 10.3. I hope that soon changes as this is highly valuable.
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5
Anonymous
22 August 2003
Version: 1.2.1
Absolutely perfect. Very easy to select which apps you want in your dock. Also note though that if you turn an app "off" to not appear in the dock, it also won't show up in apps like LiteSwitch, or the system Finder. You can do a "Force Quit" and your hidden app won't show up in the list. So if you have hidden an app selected as "dockless," the only way to make it reappear is to relaunch the application. Then the app appears again.
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5
Anonymous
11 August 2003
Version: 1.2.1
I installed wClock and xShelf - This program removes there icons from the dock just as I need! 100% stable - GREAT JOB! TRY IT!
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5
Anonymous
09 August 2003
Version: 1.2.1
I can't believe no one has commented on this WONDERFUL application. Simple, yet effective. There are just some apps that you always have on and it is so helpful to get rid of it from the dock. For instance, I use wClock which allows me to have a date & time that looks like this: Sat, 9 Aug 2003 12:51:42 PM. Well, since this clock & date are always on I needed something to get rid of the app on the dock. Dockless was PERFECT! Thank you. :D
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Free

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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