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Overflow
Overflow
3.2.1
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Overflow free download for Mac

Overflow for Mac3.2.1

03 December 2020

Application launcher that is an alternative to the Dock.

What is Overflow for Mac

Overflow is an application designed to quickly launch applications, open documents, or access folders while reducing the number of items needed in your Dock. Anything you want can be added to the Overflow interface, making it accessible through a few simple mouse clicks or keystrokes. The interface is resizable, and fully customizable. Create separate categories for your applications, work files, games, or anything else you want to be able to access quickly. After using Overflow, we think you'll find it just as indispensable as we do.

What's new in Overflow

Version 3.2.1:
New:
  • A brand new icon
  • Adds support for the new M1-powered Macs
  • Better compatibility with macOS Big Sur

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baxsur
baxsur
Dec 2 2020
3.2.1
5.0
Dec 2 2020
5.0
Version: 3.2.1
Works great!
bdikkat
bdikkat
Nov 21 2019
3.1.0
1.0
Nov 21 2019
1.0
Version: 3.1.0
The app has a bad beach-balling/stalling issue when you just want to display the names of items, which means you have to recognise apps by the icons alone. Despite being notified of this the developer ignores requests for this to be fixed. I'd call this "flippantware".
Artbeat63
Artbeat63
Oct 16 2019
3.1.0
0.0
Oct 16 2019
0.0
Version: 3.1.0
Version 3.1 doesn't work with Catalina … no update?
Altech
Altech
Oct 11 2019
3.1.0
4.0
Oct 11 2019
4.0
Version: 3.1.0
Okay, I loved Drag Thing, who didn't. I didn't like Workflow initially. But after a few months of using it I can now say it is an adeguete Drag Thing replacement. It grows on you. Better than others I have tried I think and 3.1 is 64 bit. Yeah , it does not have Drag Things slide out drawer or the version of the apps listed on the icon box etc., etc. but it is still worth looking at. For now I am sticking with Workflow and I expect it will keep getting better anyway. I say go ahead and try it.
Jmkmmrr
Jmkmmrr
Mar 20 2019
3.1.0
2.5
Mar 20 2019
2.5
Version: 3.1.0
Version 3.1 did add some customization options, but my biggest complaint remains. Regardless of the size of the window, I can't eliminate the empty space under the apps I have in Overflow. Very annoying. Went back to version 2.5.9.
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Mar 12 2019
3.1.0
3.5
Mar 12 2019
3.5
Version: 3.1.0
Overflow version 3.1 is much improved now – but it still needs a lot of RAM, still have some short lags when switching categories and moving apps to other cells still doesn't seem to be possible (which was no issue in 2.x versions).
KristenS
KristenS
Sep 1 2018
3.0.2
4.0
Sep 1 2018
4.0
Version: 3.0.2
Does what it says on the tin, but it doesn't act like DragThing, which is what I'm looking to replace. Overflow's docks aren't persistent—they disappear when you are not using them. Unlike DragThing, which stays visible until you choose to hide it, Overflow disappears. So opening any file becomes a two-step process, at least, because first you have to invoke Overflow. With DragThing, if you leave your docks visible, opening a file from them is one-click operation. Overflow may wind up being the closest replacement for DragThing, but for now I'll keep looking and use DragThing until an OS upgrade really breaks it.
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
Aug 17 2018
3.0.2
4.5
Aug 17 2018
4.5
Version: 3.0.2
This used to be one of my favorite apps years ago. I'm glad to know it's still alive and well. I wish there was a way to change the icon size. Very pleased, otherwise.
pnn314
pnn314
Jun 26 2018
3.0.2
4.0
Jun 26 2018
4.0
Version: 3.0.2
The program Overflow 3 consume too much memory: 573 MB. There is a rather long delay during the first choice of any program collection. Then the response is quick.
tvalleau
tvalleau
Jun 19 2018
3.0.2
0.0
Jun 19 2018
0.0
Version: 3.0.2
can this software deal with thousands of files, or is it more a home-user few dozen type of app?
Cookie08
Cookie08
Jun 12 2018
3.0.1
4.5
Jun 12 2018
4.5
Version: 3.0.1
At last the old favourite is back the only feature I think could be added is to enable a smaller icon size as an alternative otherwise great app on the latest OS. If the icons could be resizable would be 5 stars
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Jun 2 2018
3.0
3.5
Jun 2 2018
3.5
Version: 3.0
I'm happy to see further development of Overflow (v3) and bought it immediately.. While I like the new clean design I'm missing some features of v2.x which user "Jmkmmrr" already described here earlier.
bdikkat
bdikkat
Jun 2 2018
3.0
1.0
Jun 2 2018
1.0
Version: 3.0
re-jigged, 64-bit bandwagon update for revenue
Jmkmmrr
Jmkmmrr
Jun 1 2018
3.0
2.5
Jun 1 2018
2.5
Version: 3.0
I loved Overflow 2, but after purchasing version 3 I am not such a big fan. Too many missing features in the new version; change the window color, change the window size, eliminate unused cells. All of these missing items forced me back to version 2.5.9. Sorry, but I'll keep an eye out for updates that may make version 3 more usable for me.
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Jun 1 2018
3.0
0.0
Jun 1 2018
0.0
Version: 3.0
Well since i did not upgrade to 10.13 yet and since this new release doesn't seem to be even equivalent to the old one.. well if nothing new i'll stay happy with the old one and lucky enough to not be required to spend more money into a pretty useless update..

Too bad for the 64bit guess its the only thing im gonna miss
Acheteur
Acheteur
May 31 2018
3.0
0.5
May 31 2018
0.5
Version: 3.0
Amazing!... Overflow 3.0 requires High Sierra 10.13 to work: look for the mistake!...
Sixbillships
Sixbillships
May 31 2018
3.0
3.0
May 31 2018
3.0
Version: 3.0
I've been using version 2 for years and have really incorporated it into my workflow. Version 3 seems to be missing a couple of features that are important to me: the option to show the icon in the Dock and the ability to customize the icon and text sizes. I've emailed the developer asking if these features will be added back in a future update. If they are ever added back, I'll revise my rating.
baxsur
baxsur
May 31 2018
3.0
5.0
May 31 2018
5.0
Version: 3.0
The best launcher!
Fariborz
Fariborz
May 31 2018
3.0
0.0
May 31 2018
0.0
Version: 3.0
Is there a path to upgrade to version 3.0 because the old serial number doesn't function with the new version. Thanks.
Thuring
Thuring
Feb 17 2018
2.5.9
5.0
Feb 17 2018
5.0
Version: 2.5.9
Bet this isn't 64 bit compatible, so Apple is going to kick it soon. :-(
Amergin
Amergin
Dec 15 2016
2.5.9
5.0
Dec 15 2016
5.0
Version: 2.5.9
This is one of the most vital pieces in the jigsaw that I have now assembled to try to make OSX usable. I've used Macs since 1984 and been an Apple developer since 1981 so I'm not some PC guy trying to make OSX more 'windows-like'. Simple and reliable, I have this triggered by a button on the side of my mouse and have instant access to all the most used apps on my system. It pops up at the cursor position as jumping down to the dock on a 27" iMac every time I need to open an app is a bit of a joke.
Frankp
Frankp
Jul 8 2014
2.5.9
5.0
Jul 8 2014
5.0
Version: 2.5.9
I loved Trampoline and was sorry to see the product die. With each update to OS 10 there were more problems and more crashes. Overflow is a very worthy successor to Trampoline. It has more features and is stable on OS 10.9.3. The interfaces is much nicer than Apple's Dock.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Nov 29 2013
2.5.9
5.0
Nov 29 2013
5.0
Version: 2.5.9
Very bad support! There is no support existent at all.I wrote to the Developer 6 times and received no reply. Ialso posted to the forum numerous times and still the Developer (Dan Messing) did not answer,( I even posted to him personally on the Forum)I was polite and courteous each time. Support is an exercise in Futility and if you require support it is nonexistent.I had to solve my problem by taking the app,preferences and the app support folder off my G4 and transferring it to my G4 Leopard Drive by using a flash drive.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Nov 19 2013
2.5.9
5.0
Nov 19 2013
5.0
Version: 2.5.9
It works in Mavericks!I love it and it runs great. It is extremely easy to use.
lacwbo
lacwbo
Nov 23 2012
2.5.8
5.0
Nov 23 2012
5.0
Version: 2.5.8
Much better than Launchpad and very easy to use and modify. I've been using it for some time now.
Drdul
Drdul
Oct 13 2012
2.5.7
5.0
Oct 13 2012
5.0
Version: 2.5.7
FYI: On a retina MacBook Pro, the background "illumination" feature is all messed up. The app still works as it should, but it looks like hell. Unfortunately, this occurs regardless of the resolution the rMBP is set at. I wrote the dev back in June when I first got my rMBP to alert him to the problem, but still no fix four months later.
baxsur
baxsur
Oct 10 2012
2.5.7
5.0
Oct 10 2012
5.0
Version: 2.5.7
Apple should have done it THIS WAY!
Bernak
Bernak
Jul 24 2012
2.5.7
5.0
Jul 24 2012
5.0
Version: 2.5.7
After have used this software for some months and trying some other alternatives, I decided to stick with this one, as it was the best for my needs: - You call it with a shortcut from anywhere you are. - You can arrange the icons as you like, no forced order or positions, but the grid that makes them look aligned. I find this VERY important and a deal-breaker for other alternatives. - I was able to adjust the panel size, categories and remove the names (just show the icons) which gave me more or less the look I was searching for. Overall, it looks decent and works without problems. On the bad side, is not updated very often, low user feedback maybe? Nice job!
anonymous-dingo-653
anonymous-dingo-653
Dec 4 2011
2.5.7
5.0
Dec 4 2011
5.0
Version: 2.5.7
I gotta say, I am impressed, but overall, I'll stick with Jumper, which I've been using for two years now. It's essentially the same thing with only a few differences (some I prefer) and it's FREE. http://www.adnx.com/software/jumper4mac.html
Surfspirit
Surfspirit
Jul 24 2011
2.5.7
4.0
Jul 24 2011
4.0
Version: 2.5.7
Nice app, it does what supposed to do very well, but it should be optimized so it consumes less ram and cpu, and should have desktop corners activation or some kind of swipe with the track pad.
GeogProf
GeogProf
Apr 4 2011
2.5.7
0.0
Apr 4 2011
0.0
Version: 2.5.7
No User Guide, Instructions or even a simple ReadMe? For a $15 application that's been around for at least a couple of years? Developer ignores his paying customers' requests for basic documentation? In my book, that's the definition of a crappy developer (the kind whose apps I don't mind pirating — I only pay devs who give a damn). But at least the app has built-in Help, something a lot of other developers are too lazy and apathetic to make these days.
Hilld
Hilld
Jan 20 2010
2.5.7
0.0
Jan 20 2010
0.0
Version: 2.5.7
Mr Messing, many thanks for your instant reply, which was exactly on the button. I can only think that I was so intent on glaring angrily at the sudden and unexpected appearance of the Overflow icon in the Dock that I failed completely to notice the existence of the menu at the top of the screen. My silly mistake. It's good to have Overflow back in its usual indispensible role as a crucial app for me. Again, many thanks.
Istra
Istra
Jan 20 2010
2.5.7
0.0
Jan 20 2010
0.0
Version: 2.5.7
No problems here at all... I'm very happy with Overflow :-)
Hilld
Hilld
Jan 20 2010
2.5.7
0.0
Jan 20 2010
0.0
Version: 2.5.7
Dana Sutton, I have exactly the same issues regarding this update: no menu icon and no access to Preferences. If this was intentional on the developer's part it is a retrograde step -- a downgrade not an upgrade -- and in any event it would at least have been nice to have been forewarned. If, on the other hand, it's a bug/mistake, could we have it sorted out as soon as possible: an extra Dock item without the preferred option of accessing the program through a Menu item is not what I wanted when first bought Overflow two years ago, and I don't want it now, no matter how useful I have found the app to be (until now!).
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Jan 20 2010
2.5.7
0.0
Jan 20 2010
0.0
Version: 2.5.7
I have always run Overflow with a menu icon. When I installed the latest update and launched it, it had a Dock icon instead, and I can't figure out how the heck to access the Preferences to get it back to where I want it. Can somebody tell me how to do this? Developer, if you read, this, I really love Overflow but I HATE the fact that it doesn't come with any documentation, I shouldn't have to be wasting my time and yours by asking basic questions like this. Would it kill you to take half an hour to write up a set of basic operating instructions?
Abelle
Abelle
Dec 4 2009
2.5.6
5.0
Dec 4 2009
5.0
Version: 2.5.6
The most effective and best for the organization of software, thank you.
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Aug 28 2009
2.5.6
5.0
Aug 28 2009
5.0
Version: 2.5.6
I have tried virtually every Launcher/Dock Organiser out there and finally settled on Overflow. Not only does it work exactly as advertised but it is attractive as well. The only thing I'd like to see is the ability to launch a group of applications together and an alternative name only view, retaining the groups, to speed up opening Overflow & finding apps.
Noriker
Noriker
Jun 6 2009
2.5.5
4.0
Jun 6 2009
4.0
Version: 2.5.5
Very pratical as it does two things: 1. It gives you the option to open a window with sorted applications and documents right under your cursor, giving you a similar direct approach as Quicksilver's constellation menus. And 2. It allows you to open an pulldown from the menu bar with the same sorting. You basically don't need the Dock anymore. Problems: Not enough customizability and very buggy behaviour when you change the color and the space between the items. Graphics and text will be partially hidden. The developer doesn't seem to care, and doesn't reply. Far below what I'm used from other Mac developers. Could be a great application if they changed their attitude and listened to the customers.
Dalahast
Dalahast
Oct 17 2008
2.5.5
5.0
Oct 17 2008
5.0
Version: 2.5.5
Won this in a MacApper contest a year or two ago… used it ever since and loved it. To be one of three winners, you had to tell why you thought you needed/deserved Overflow. My reason was simple: 151 Dock icons stretched across the bottom of the screen are tiny and counterintuitive- it was such a mess that the Dock wasn't really a pleasure to use so much as it was the virtual equivalent of a shelf so loaded with stuff that you can't find anything, and all but the 5 things you use most get pushed to the back. Using the Dock had gotten to be a kind of muscle memory thing, where I just knew where a few apps were and somehow managed to mouse to them. I'm happy to say that this is no longer the case, nor has it been since I won that contest.
Sigil
Sigil
Sep 30 2008
2.5.5
0.0
Sep 30 2008
0.0
Version: 2.5.5
I agree with the previous review/opinion. Regretfully, I chose Drag Thing instead of this product. I rediscovered this product again via MacZot. Even though it was on discount, I agonized over the decision to purchase it or not, because I already paid full price for Drag Thing. Drag Thing is a fine product, but it isn't for me. The next time I stumble across this great app at a discount, I'm going to but it immediately!
Justin27
Justin27
Sep 14 2008
2.5.5
5.0
Sep 14 2008
5.0
Version: 2.5.5
After spending quite awhile with Drag Thing, and not arriving at what I needed or wanted - I finally gave OVERFLOW a chance. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG!?!? This app is the elegant, intuitive, flexible and incredibly useful app I'd been searching for. Within seconds I was up and running; getting organized - and everything done that I wasted so much time trying to do with other apps. My hat is off to the developer of this app! THANKS SO MUCH! It works the way I work, smooth - consistent and organized! And launching or apps etc., is super-fast!! A winner on all levels.
Joi
Joi
Apr 13 2008
2.5.5
5.0
Apr 13 2008
5.0
Version: 2.5.5
Great little app for the price. I love hitting F1 and can easily access all my programs. Great for "grouping" programs together like games, etc. Easy access to everything without having to place everything on your dock which I never would do.. yuke. Try it you'll love it too.
dan-friml
dan-friml
Feb 26 2008
2.5.5
0.0
Feb 26 2008
0.0
Version: 2.5.5
In the previous version I had to hit F1 key twice util the Overflow window has appeared... In 2.5.5. it works with no problem again. Thanks!
Isub
Isub
Feb 26 2008
2.5.5
5.0
Feb 26 2008
5.0
Version: 2.5.5
I too have been using Overflow for a long time. When I heard Stacks announced over a year ago I was wondering if I would even need overflow anymore. I upgraded to Leopard on the 28th Oct (I got my pre-order early) and I still rely mainly on Overflow! If you group like types of programs together, which I do, then Overflow is still your best option. Stacks still has an icon in the dock for each group of programs, the point of Overflow is to reduce clutter in your dock, so I can still have several groups of programs in Overflow without an icon for each group in the dock. That's what Over flow is for, keeping your dock minimal, and it still does that better then anything else!
ultratiem
ultratiem
Feb 25 2008
2.5.5
3.0
Feb 25 2008
3.0
Version: 2.5.5
I have used Overflow for a long time and upon its initial release, I was blown away at the interface and general look of the application. I expected great things to come, but was content with what I had. Over a year later and Overflow still looks the same. It's appearance is now dull and dated. The new features were sparingly added and updates were far and few between (some fixing the same bug over and over; e.g., apps launching in the back). With the release of stacks, Overflow certainly took a hit. But rather than get creative and offers some nifty features, it remains the same, stagnant application. I support indie developers, but Overflow needs a facelift (perhaps HUD) and something to win me back. Sadly, it doesn't look like anything is in the works for an Overflow v3.0... nothing major in the pipes. I hope the author surprises, but at this point, it just doesn't have enough over stacks to warrant running a separate process to launch some applications.
Francola
Francola
Feb 25 2008
2.5.5
0.0
Feb 25 2008
0.0
Version: 2.5.5
It's all good now! Everything is tight and running smoothly. Great app, and top notch developer response! Thanks.
Lotus49
Lotus49
Jan 31 2008
2.5.4
0.0
Jan 31 2008
0.0
Version: 2.5.4
I have been using Overflow for about 16m and it worked very well under Tiger and I loved it. I am sorry to say that under Leopard it is riddled with bugs although it still basically works. I very often have to click twice to get an app to launch. It frequently appears right at the top of the screen cutting off the top two thirds. If I try to open it in the second or third workspace I have to click on the dock icon two or three times respectively to get it to appear. I still (sort of) like it, but the main appeal was two clicks to open an app, now it's more like six. In short, this needs a fair bit of work to work as well as it did under Tiger which is rather disappointing.
Gbut
Gbut
Jan 10 2008
2.5.4
0.0
Jan 10 2008
0.0
Version: 2.5.4
Despite the reported bug ( app. launched in backgnd ! ) Overflow is really an uncluttered and straightforward launcher... Developper - lately but finally - replied to bug report. Apparently it is due to some Apple's frameworks issue and he is working on it...
Gbut
Gbut
Jan 10 2008
2.5.4
0.0
Jan 10 2008
0.0
Version: 2.5.4
The same problem as reported under 10.5...! Apps are launched in the background and do not switch to front unless you manually select the window... very annoying ! This largely impedes this otherwise very nice launcher ! Developper still don't reply to emails... Sorry, but without fixing this issue Overflow is pointless though worth the money if this issue is fixed.
Francola
Francola
Jan 8 2008
2.5.4
0.0
Jan 8 2008
0.0
Version: 2.5.4
That's great HELIOS9. Unfortunately, my experience is not the same. I have had no response to emails or here at MacUpdate and I have many apps that launch in the background. I would like to invest as well as give a better report, but the supposed Leopard fix is not working for me and no one has let me know anything.
nostrodumbass
nostrodumbass
Jan 8 2008
2.5.4
5.0
Jan 8 2008
5.0
Version: 2.5.4
This version, 2.5.4, works just fine for me. No glitches whatsoever. No problems to report. I've been using Overflow for several years now, and love it. It's very intelligently designed and eminently efficient. A beautiful job all the way around. I use it constantly and effortlessly each day and would miss it greatly if it was gone. I've found the developer to be very responsive and extremely helpful. Overflow is a real class act. Yes!!!!
Francola
Francola
Jan 7 2008
2.5.4
0.0
Jan 7 2008
0.0
Version: 2.5.4
Was really wanting to purchase this, but I am still getting the launch in background problem here. Very annoying. Hopefully this can be fully fixed someday.
Jan13
Jan13
Dec 16 2007
2.5.4
1.0
Dec 16 2007
1.0
Version: 2.5.4
I must sadly report, that this last version is piece of rubbish ... Previous version smooth no problem this one seams to be a nightmare !!!
Gurubez
Gurubez
Dec 9 2007
2.5.4
0.0
Dec 9 2007
0.0
Version: 2.5.4
How is it possible to delete the new AWFUL Menu icon continuosly?? I mean also after a restart?
ultratiem
ultratiem
Dec 7 2007
2.5.4
3.0
Dec 7 2007
3.0
Version: 2.5.4
I would love to see some improvements to Overflow. I wonder why the dock icon has to be so oddly programmed and just doesn't simply use a .icns file? Also, it would be great if the actual program had a facelift. A HUD interface would make it a lot more polished and appealing (something like CoverSutra). I very much love the program, but feel it is not very refined. I will continue to use it and support the author, but hope he has some plans on making it more efficient and more polished :) Great work on an App that should have been included with OS X ;)
Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Nov 3 2007
2.5.3
5.0
Nov 3 2007
5.0
Version: 2.5.3
Well, since Leopard's "Stacks" are a bust, being essentially a poorly designed, quirky, step backward in Dock folder functionality with almost no user controls, Overflow is still THE app for this sort of thing. Stacks _should_ have been this good. .
8oo8
8oo8
Sep 20 2007
2.5.1
5.0
Sep 20 2007
5.0
Version: 2.5.1
I meant to give version 2.5.2, the latest one, a well deserved five stars, so here they are.
8oo8
8oo8
Sep 20 2007
2.5.1
5.0
Sep 20 2007
5.0
Version: 2.5.1
After a couple of glitches, Overflow 2.5 now works beautifully. I emailed Dan, the developer, about them and he was, as always, very responsive, very helpful and very kind. Dan Messer is another gifted software developer of whom I have the highest regard....he does absolutely superb work. I'd be lost without Overflow; I use it, effortlessly, many times each day. It's an incredibly wonderful, useful app.
Easer
Easer
Sep 20 2007
2.5
0.0
Sep 20 2007
0.0
Version: 2.5
I like this program, but you know, in less than 24 hours it has now downloaded and upgraded two updates. While I might applaud an author who fixes problems promptly, it is also highly annoying to have disruptions to my workflow this frequently. I'm going to stick with Launcher (http://personalpages.tds.net/~brian_hill/launcher.html). It's not as sophisticated, but at least it stays put.
Darylf2
Darylf2
Sep 19 2007
2.5
5.0
Sep 19 2007
5.0
Version: 2.5
Its gorgeous. Its powrful. Its simple. I hate to imagine using my Mac without Overflow. Plus Stunt Software's support is truly astonishing. From feature requests to bug fixes, the developer really delivers!
Steve K
Steve K
Sep 19 2007
2.5
4.0
Sep 19 2007
4.0
Version: 2.5
I love this li'l utility. It ranks up there with my favorite Mac applications of all time: Butler, Xtorrent, Adium, Cocktail, Alarm Clock, Meteorologist, Journler, Speed Download, Mac The Ripper, Super Duper. All of these apps improve the Mac user experience so much that it's hard to imagine computing without them. Never any problems with Overflow. Doesn't use too much precious memory. Easy on the eyes. Mac-like. Excellent stuff.
Mrchips
Mrchips
Sep 19 2007
2.5
5.0
Sep 19 2007
5.0
Version: 2.5
I've tried many app launcher programs and never found one that fit the way I worked until I found Overflow. It is so easy to use and so unobtrusive. I recently bought LaunchBar, which many people love. But I can't seem to remember the names of files, etc. Overflow shows the icons of the files (with the names below) and the files (apps) can be organized into categories accessible on tabbed pages. I just hit the hotkey, and click the icon of the app I want to launch. This update includes one feature I really wanted. Now you can select (in preferences) to have Overflow appear at your cursor location. Another second saved! :) Thanks, Dan! And I've never had a problem with it, it just works.
Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Sep 1 2007
2.0.6
5.0
Sep 1 2007
5.0
Version: 2.0.6
_ Brilliantly elegant, simple, and great looking. Get it! Hrm. Says back it up with reasons. Software THIS great should be encouraged and used! .
Dalahast
Dalahast
Aug 16 2007
2.0.6
5.0
Aug 16 2007
5.0
Version: 2.0.6
I can't even begin to tell you how useful this is. I had 117 icons on my Dock, and was desperate for a solution. I went on over to MacApper and found the Overflow giveaway. I entered with my problem and what do you know– the license turns up in my inbox two days after I found out that I had won! I installed it and licensed it, then voilà: the best launcher I've ever seen started to just work. I didn't even have to read the help, I just started using it and it did what it was supposed to do. Now, I'm down to just 50 Dock apps, and Overflow takes care of the rest. :-) It doesn't get any better than this, so I think everybody should use Overflow. It solved my problems, and if you're experiencing anything like what I did, you'll be glad you tried Overflow!
Drdul
Drdul
Jul 14 2007
2.0.6
5.0
Jul 14 2007
5.0
Version: 2.0.6
I just switched to a Mac from Windows, and I soon understood whay everyone on a Mac uses a launcher - there's just not enough room in the dock for everything, and having to navigate the Applications folder to launch something is annoying. I wanted something simple and elegant, and I found it in Overflow. As a mostly-reformed Windows user, I like its Start button-like mode of operation. I've assigned F1 as the hotkey for Overflow, so all I do is hit F1, click the cartegory I want, and click the app I want. Simple!
Dlwhite
Dlwhite
Jun 13 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 13 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
I've been enjoying Overflow every day for months, and Judging by the revamped Dock in Mac OS 10.5 (check out the videos on Apple.com), it looks like Apple really liked Overflow, as well! It remains to be seen how well Apple implements their version and whether this original Overflow will become redundant after everyone migrates to OS 10.5... Any thoughts?
EZ411
EZ411
Jun 8 2007
2.0.6
4.0
Jun 8 2007
4.0
Version: 2.0.6
I've been using Overflow for 6 months. It is an indispensible tool for extending the dock; for organizing my projects, applications, folders and files; and for its Finder portals to my folders. It's a real time saver! * See My IN-DEPTH REVIEW of Overflow's features (and Sample Screen Shots) at: http://enlightened411.livejournal.com/10366.html
Hollyhock
Hollyhock
Jun 8 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 8 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
An excellent utility that is beautiful to look at and easy to use.
Launch
Launch
Jun 8 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 8 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
What advantage does this program have over creating folders of aliases to programs and documents and putting that folder into the dock? Thanks!
dajonel
dajonel
Jun 8 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 8 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
Looks really cool! I think that this program is nearly a must have!
Mrmuckle
Mrmuckle
Jun 8 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 8 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
Looks promising, we'll see.
EZ411
EZ411
Jun 8 2007
2.0.6
4.0
Jun 8 2007
4.0
Version: 2.0.6
I've been using Overflow for 6 months. It is an indispensible tool, both for extending the dock, and for organizing my projects, applications, folders and files. Its a real time saver! My Rating: ****/5 * See My IN-DEPTH REVIEW of Overflow's features at Enlightened411.livejournal.com: http://enlightened411.livejournal.com/10366.html
Davrizio
Davrizio
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
This is a great app! It's nice if you have a lot of apps but don't want the clutter... $9.95...good deal!
Robin-O-Hood
Robin-O-Hood
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
OVERFLOW Review (more than a Dock Extender) * I currently use Overflow (OF) — it's great for: Organizing my things into groups (called categories). For example I have one for "Apps I'm Test-Driving" and another for "Gaming" (All groups open in the same window) Organizing all my project stuff (folders, files, even apps) into a single category (per project) Show/Hide Hot Key Activation (I use [F13]) Optionally Navigating items from the keyboard Hiding after I click on something (OR if I click outside of its window) Acting as an extension of the Dock Letting me reduce the number of Dock items Saving me gobs of time For letting me do ALL these things with Overflow: . D
Goofball
Goofball
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
Overflow is simple, intuitive and extremely handy. I highly recommend it for anybody who doesn't want to get into apps like LaunchBar or Quicksilver for fast application access.
Syntiq
Syntiq
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
This App is great. I´m waiting for a long time for a pricedrop or a promo to buy it because i think 14.95 is to much for it. Now it´s here for an acceptable price and I´m still thinking of the buy. Why? In the meantime I really get used to Namely as App Launcher.... But anyway...I really love Overflow and think this is a great app. Buy it for this price as long as you could ;)
Shiskbob
Shiskbob
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
My Dock over-flowth. This might be the way out. I am taking a look.
Steve K
Steve K
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
4.0
Jun 7 2007
4.0
Version: 2.0.6
My new favorite app launcher.
Sajdak70
Sajdak70
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
Overflow is very simple application, but very useful when you want keep Dock clean. GUI of Overflow is very intuitive and clean. And eyes catching for me also.
Retirednhappy
Retirednhappy
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
Loved this since trying it as a replacement for drop drawers
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
This is certainly a great program. I was 100% convinced to get it within 5 minutes of first trying it.
onamac
onamac
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
5.0
Jun 7 2007
5.0
Version: 2.0.6
I see this is on sale today, so if you are on the fence, let me tell you it is absolutely essential to me. I LOVE this. When I use another computer that doesn't have this, I miss it terribly. It is stable, customizable, incredible. You can even drag a folder you use alot into it so you can select it just like it were an app, and the folder will pop right up for you. There are some apps I have that I wouldn't bother upgrading, but this one is truly #1 on my list. Buy this, really, espcially with this great deal.
Plexihosting
Plexihosting
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
agreeing with derek93, definitely been developed a lot more since I last used it too!
Derek93
Derek93
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
looks like this has come along nicely since I last used it
IamPter
IamPter
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
Even though this application does allow categories. I must say that the developers of RapidoStart could do the same for their application and as this is one of my freature requests for RapidoStart. I still think RapidoStart found at http://www.app4mac.com/ is still the best software not only because it is free. But because these developpers place the same level of quality in their Commercial software as they do in their freeware applications. And most of the time that is a rare find. But I am starting to see more developers that create freeware application are open to improving their applications not because they have to do so. But because they take pride in doing so. So instead of something that looks and acts like a quick hack for a solution they tend to continue the development on the same level of Commercial applications. But I believe the developers will impliment the feature requests of others and mine. And RapidoStart one of the best freeware applications out there. Thank you, Peter Apockotos http://www.apokotos.com http://www.knightrider.org http://www.macmariner.com
Carrie-2
Carrie-2
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
Love this!
nahoJ
nahoJ
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
Most of the time I use Spotlight as my application launcher. But this looks interesting enough to give it a try.
Erichd
Erichd
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
I use this and can't believe i ever lived without it..... far and away better than F10 (IMHO), incredibly lightweight, and great for when you need to find "batches" of programs for specific tasks, and can't remember the name to launch it with QS. Also phenomenal for dragging and dropping different filses to specific apps (i.e., for Palm installation or FileChute usage). Only thing it's missing is the "auto-find" feature, but i can deal with creating my own groups of apps.
Catt
Catt
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
This is something every mac user should have in the dock. Use it and you'll wonder why something so smart like this wasn't incoporated into the OS in the first place.
Modops
Modops
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
I'm using a different launcher right now, but I'm all for trying another - especially one that looks as great as this.
bill-4
bill-4
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
You will be absolutely hooked on this little app once you try it for a week or so.
Mrcheaps
Mrcheaps
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
Looks like a nice piece of software - and it would sure be nice to clean the hundred or so icons off my desktop (for some of us, OS 9 habits die hard...)
Wreleven
Wreleven
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
As everyone has said this is a great little launcher. You wont be disappointed in the least - especially at this price!
Neox
Neox
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
Awesome application launcher. You will not be disappointed!
Monot
Monot
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
This is the best launcher I ever used.
Hinching
Hinching
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
I don't use Quicksilver much, then again I don't really use application launchers that much but Overflow just blew me away. It's simple and demonstrates great productivity whereby you can have easy access to your applications.
Ghostcat
Ghostcat
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
The increased popularity of this type of program makes me wonder if Apple will finally incorporate an official solution for easier access beyond the dock in 10.5.
Keeshine
Keeshine
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
I have tried out different application launchers and this one is my favorite. Easy to use, even easier to organise my apps according to different categories I assign. I use quick silver too, but as I more of a mouse than keystroke warrior, this app is so much more intuitive.
Ldnyc
Ldnyc
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
I used to use F10 launch studio but this looks like a contender!
Macsamurai
Macsamurai
Jun 7 2007
2.0.6
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
I use this alongside Quicksilver. They compliment each other nicely.
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4.3
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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