Dockless
Dockless 2.0.3
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Make running apps not show up in the Dock (or vice versa).   Free
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  • Dockless has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Matt Fahrenbacher
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
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
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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RomanB7939 reviewed on 10 Feb 2014
works with mavericks
[Version 2.0.3]


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taja reviewed on 06 Jan 2012
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.
[Version 2.0.3]


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Jimw commented on 12 Aug 2011
Seems to work with Lion without creating Menu Bar issues with X11 or Xquartz apps such as X-Plane
[Version 2.0.3]


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RaelFaek reviewed on 07 Jun 2011
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.
[Version 2.0.3]

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Jimw replied on 12 Aug 2011
There are several ways of locating "Finder"; including free 3rd party "find" programs and activating a System file search with the OSX "Find" command. This is an extremely useful utility but may require some knowledge in some instances that is beyond elementary user knowledge as do many other utilities that modify OSX. When making OSX functionaly changes it is always a good idea to make or have a backup, especially if you are not familiar with or do not completely understand what you are doing.
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Wad11656 reviewed on 27 Dec 2010
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
[Version 2.0.3]

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mareoraft replied on 18 Jul 2011
Dockless will not only remove the icon from the dock and cmd-tab, but the Menu bar of the app will also not appear when the app is active. This could be an issue depending on how you use the app.
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Cortig commented on 29 Sep 2008
Version 2.0.3 works like a charm for me. No more crash!! :-)
[Version 2.0.3]


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elegraphy commented on 22 Sep 2008
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.
[Version 2.0]


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elegraphy tipped on 22 Sep 2008
This link still on version 1.3.3. Go to developer's site to get the latest version.
[Version 2.0]


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Cortig commented on 21 Sep 2008
Unfortunately, the new version scans the drive upon launch… then crashes :-
'Hoping for a 2.0.1 update soon…
[Version 2.0]

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Humongous Elephants And Tigers (developer) replied on 21 Sep 2008
Could you email me your crash log, as well as your basic system info?

Thanks,
Matt Fahrenbacher (the developer)
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Cortig replied on 21 Sep 2008
Done! I sent the information by e-mail
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Roro01 commented on 21 Sep 2008
The best thing to do is to download Dock Dodger. It deals only with individual applications which are dragged onto it's window.
[Version 2.0]


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rwebber had trouble on 28 Sep 2008
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?
[Version 2.0.1]


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Kaufi had trouble on 02 Dec 2005
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!
[Version 1.3.3]


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Screwyt had trouble on 26 Apr 2004
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!!!
[Version 1.3.1]

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Clytie commented on 27 Nov 2004
The application comes with a ReadMe that explains exactly that. I read it, and decided that most of the space-hoggers in my Dock really did have useful menubars, so I'd have to put up with them. The developer points out very clearly that the Apple OS does not allow "de-Docking" an application without removing its menu display. I can't see how you missed that information.
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Anonymous commented on 14 Dec 2004
it "undo's" things the way it "does" thing, i don't know why you don't understand that either

rtfm
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Anonymous commented on 20 Oct 2005
RTFM !

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escompter.qch rated on 16 Oct 2011

[Version 2.0.3]


Downloads:19,716
Version Downloads:8,995
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:29 Sep 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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