Dockless
Dockless
2.0.3
3.6
0.0
Dockless free download for Mac

Dockless for Mac2.0.3

29 September 2008

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

What is Dockless for Mac

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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polocanada
polocanada
Jun 14 2014
2.0.3
0.0
Jun 14 2014
0.0
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/
RomanB7939
RomanB7939
Feb 10 2014
2.0.3
5.0
Feb 10 2014
5.0
Version: 2.0.3
works with mavericks
taja
taja
Jan 6 2012
2.0.3
5.0
Jan 6 2012
5.0
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.
James
James
Aug 13 2011
2.0.3
0.0
Aug 13 2011
0.0
Version: 2.0.3
Seems to work with Lion without creating Menu Bar issues with X11 or Xquartz apps such as X-Plane
RaelFaek
RaelFaek
Jun 7 2011
2.0.3
0.5
Jun 7 2011
0.5
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.
Wad11656
Wad11656
Dec 27 2010
2.0.3
5.0
Dec 27 2010
5.0
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
Cortig
Cortig
Sep 29 2008
2.0.3
0.0
Sep 29 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0.3
Version 2.0.3 works like a charm for me. No more crash!! :-)
rwebber
rwebber
Sep 28 2008
2.0.1
0.0
Sep 28 2008
0.0
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?
Elegraphy
Elegraphy
Sep 22 2008
2.0
0.0
Sep 22 2008
0.0
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.
Elegraphy
Elegraphy
Sep 22 2008
2.0
0.0
Sep 22 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0
This link still on version 1.3.3. Go to developer's site to get the latest version.
Cortig
Cortig
Sep 21 2008
2.0
0.0
Sep 21 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0
Unfortunately, the new version scans the drive upon launch… then crashes :-\ 'Hoping for a 2.0.1 update soon…
Guest
Guest
Sep 21 2008
2.0
0.0
Sep 21 2008
0.0
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.
Easer
Easer
Sep 21 2008
2.0
0.0
Sep 21 2008
0.0
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.
Beamy
Beamy
Sep 21 2008
2.0
0.0
Sep 21 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0
Link for Dockless 2.0 : http://homepage.mac.com/fahrenba/programs/dockless/dockless-2.0.0.dmg :-)
Jamesjaie
Jamesjaie
May 18 2007
1.3.3
0.0
May 18 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3.3
This is outdated app. Try Dock Dodger instead. http://foggynoggin.com/dockdodger
Aname
Aname
Mar 26 2006
1.3.3
0.0
Mar 26 2006
0.0
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.
Pachec
Pachec
Jan 13 2006
1.3.3
4.5
Jan 13 2006
4.5
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).
Kaufi
Kaufi
Dec 9 2005
1.3.3
1.8
Dec 9 2005
1.8
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.
Kaufi
Kaufi
Dec 2 2005
1.3.3
1.8
Dec 2 2005
1.8
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!
Guest
Guest
Oct 22 2005
1.3.3
5.0
Oct 22 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jan 29 2005
1.3.3
5.0
Jan 29 2005
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Jan 9 2005
1.3.3
5.0
Jan 9 2005
5.0
Version: 1.3.3
Instructions would be helpful.
Guest
Guest
Dec 26 2004
1.3.2
5.0
Dec 26 2004
5.0
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.
Screwyt
Screwyt
Apr 26 2004
1.3.1
1.0
Apr 26 2004
1.0
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!!!
Guest
Guest
Feb 15 2004
1.3
0.0
Feb 15 2004
0.0
Version: 1.3
It doesn't work for me (10.3.2), even when I restart the Dock. Hmm. Too bad; it sounds great.
Jwilson13
Jwilson13
Feb 2 2004
1.3
4.3
Feb 2 2004
4.3
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!
Guest
Guest
Jan 31 2004
1.3
5.0
Jan 31 2004
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Jan 31 2004
1.3
0.0
Jan 31 2004
0.0
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. (??)
Pawn1
Pawn1
Jan 31 2004
1.3
0.0
Jan 31 2004
0.0
Version: 1.3
Doesnt seem to be working for any apps for me in Panther (10.3.2).
Guest
Guest
Dec 23 2003
1.2.1
5.0
Dec 23 2003
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
I love it, love it, love it! But where's the gosh durn support for 10.3?
Guest
Guest
Nov 25 2003
1.2.1
5.0
Nov 25 2003
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
I also hope there come a new version that work with Panther!
Guest
Guest
Oct 31 2003
1.2.1
5.0
Oct 31 2003
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Doesn't work with 10.3. I hope that soon changes as this is highly valuable.
Guest
Guest
Aug 22 2003
1.2.1
5.0
Aug 22 2003
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Aug 11 2003
1.2.1
5.0
Aug 11 2003
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Aug 9 2003
1.2.1
5.0
Aug 9 2003
5.0
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
Free
3.6
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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