Overflow
Overflow
3.1.0

3.1

Overflow free download for Mac

Overflow3.1.0

13 March 2019

Application launcher that is an alternative to the Dock.

Overview

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 3.1:
New:
  • Visual customization options
  • Preference settings for icon and text sizes
  • Preference setting for window background color
Fixed:
  • Some issues that could cause Overflow to sometimes take up too much RAM or disk space
  • An animation problem when showing or hiding the window near the top of the screen
  • A problem generating globe images for web bookmarks
  • An issue when replacing an item from the contextual menu
  • Alphabetical sorting issues
Other:
  • Added quick access right-click menu to the menu bar item
  • Mojave performance and appearance enhancements
  • Added contextual menu to the collection list
  • Custom icons shouldn't randomly disappear anymore
  • Search performance enhancements

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How would you rate Overflow app?

89 Reviews of Overflow

5
Dalahast
17 October 2008
Version: 2.5.5

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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.
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bdikkat
21 November 2019
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".
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Artbeat63
16 October 2019
Version: 3.1.0
Version 3.1 doesn't work with Catalina … no update?
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Altech
11 October 2019
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.
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2.5
Jmkmmrr
20 March 2019
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.
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3.5
LeMerlot
12 March 2019
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).
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baxsur
12 November 2018
Version: 3.0.4
This version eats ram like crazy!
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KristenS
01 September 2018
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.
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4.5
Rjmorita
17 August 2018
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.
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pnn314
26 June 2018
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.
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tvalleau
19 June 2018
Version: 3.0.2
can this software deal with thousands of files, or is it more a home-user few dozen type of app?
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4.5
Cookie08
12 June 2018
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
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LeMerlot
02 June 2018
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.
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0.5
bdikkat
02 June 2018
Version: 3.0
re-jigged, 64-bit bandwagon update for revenue
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2.5
Jmkmmrr
01 June 2018
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.
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Helmo-Hass
01 June 2018
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
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0.5
Acheteur
31 May 2018
Version: 3.0
Amazing!... Overflow 3.0 requires High Sierra 10.13 to work: look for the mistake!...
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Sixbillships
31 May 2018
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.
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5
baxsur
31 May 2018
Version: 3.0
The best launcher!
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Fariborz
31 May 2018
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.
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5
wrcemail
17 February 2018
Version: 2.5.9
Bet this isn't 64 bit compatible, so Apple is going to kick it soon. :-(
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5
Amergin
15 December 2016
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.
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5
Frankp
08 July 2014
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.
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Jazzyguy
29 November 2013
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.
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5
Jazzyguy
19 November 2013
Version: 2.5.9
It works in Mavericks!I love it and it runs great. It is extremely easy to use.
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5
lacwbo
23 November 2012
Version: 2.5.8
Much better than Launchpad and very easy to use and modify. I've been using it for some time now.
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Drdul
13 October 2012
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.
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5
baxsur
10 October 2012
Version: 2.5.7
Apple should have done it THIS WAY!
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5
Bernak
24 July 2012
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!
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5
anonymous-dingo-653
04 December 2011
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
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Surfspirit
24 July 2011
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.
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GeogProf
04 April 2011
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.
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Hilld
20 January 2010
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.
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Istra
20 January 2010
Version: 2.5.7
No problems here at all... I'm very happy with Overflow :-)
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Hilld
20 January 2010
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!).
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Dana-Sutton
20 January 2010
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?
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5
Abelle
04 December 2009
Version: 2.5.6
The most effective and best for the organization of software, thank you.
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5
Rubaiyat
28 August 2009
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.
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Noriker
06 June 2009
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.
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Dalahast
17 October 2008
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.
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Sigil
30 September 2008
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!
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Justin27
14 September 2008
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.
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5
Joi
13 April 2008
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.
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dan-friml
26 February 2008
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!
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Isub
26 February 2008
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!
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ultratiem
25 February 2008
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.
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Francola
25 February 2008
Version: 2.5.5
It's all good now! Everything is tight and running smoothly. Great app, and top notch developer response! Thanks.
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Lotus49
31 January 2008
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.
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Gbut
10 January 2008
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...
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Gbut
10 January 2008
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.
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Francola
08 January 2008
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.
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nostrodumbass
08 January 2008
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!!!!
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Francola
07 January 2008
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.
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Jan13
16 December 2007
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 !!!
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Gurubez
09 December 2007
Version: 2.5.4
How is it possible to delete the new AWFUL Menu icon continuosly?? I mean also after a restart?
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ultratiem
07 December 2007
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 ;)
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Corpsecorps
03 November 2007
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. .
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8oo8
20 September 2007
Version: 2.5.1
I meant to give version 2.5.2, the latest one, a well deserved five stars, so here they are.
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8oo8
20 September 2007
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.
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Easer
20 September 2007
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.
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Darylf2
19 September 2007
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!
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Steve K
19 September 2007
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.
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Mrchips
19 September 2007
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.
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Corpsecorps
01 September 2007
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! .
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Dalahast
16 August 2007
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!
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Drdul
14 July 2007
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!
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Dlwhite
13 June 2007
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?
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EZ411
08 June 2007
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
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onamac
07 June 2007
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.
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Justice-Fish
07 June 2007
Version: 2.0.6
Just DL the demo and tried it out for 5 minutes. Great app. It is a 'MUST BUY' at the promo discount price. Give it a try. Very, very useful app.
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8oo8
02 May 2007
Version: 2.0.6
This app is true gem....I've been using it for the past several years, it just keeps getting better and better. I use it at least a dozen times each day. It's unique, it's eminently useful and it works like a Swiss watch. Keeps my Dock from overflowing with clutter, I've got nearly a hundred apps and documents neatly and alphabetically catagorized; accessing them is effortless and instantaneous. When I've had a question, the developer has been responsive and helpful. Overflow is a real pleasure to use and is one app that is definitely worth the price of admission.
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New-User
27 February 2007
Version: 2.0.5
Personally I just put a folder full of aliases in the dock for quick launching without cluttering the dock. Right-click, start typing the name, hit return. This app is pretty cool. The developer has put much work into making it easy to use and keyboard accessible. But in the end, it doesn't provide enough added value for me to replace the aliases-in-a-folder technique. A good feature would be if Overflow could quit after launching the desired program, this way it wouldn't be taking up memory when I don't need it.
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Zx81
06 January 2007
Version: 2.0.4
I was lost ; I found Overflow and I was saved... Joking, of course, but what an easy launcher. I use so many apps that I did not know how to get organized. What I like most? Easy to use, categories, simple, efficient. I think it is the app I use most, second to my (numerous) browsers! Most highly recommended.
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hced
20 December 2006
Version: 2.0.4
Half a day worth of evaluating Overflow, my excitement is almost unspeakable. Because my jaws fell down the basement and my wallet just started dancing on my desk. With spending trousers on, I am onwards to possessing a marvelous piece of a shining ...COMMAND BRIDGE! Henrik, Sweden
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hced
19 December 2006
Version: 2.0.4
I'm giving this a 5 star rating. Looks fabulous, works fabulous, performs just super fabulous!! But ! I have one sole request: Being an interface fetischist, I can't help but getting annoyed when I accidentally move the window slightly, in one direction or the other. Right now, I would have to go to the prefs and click the button that sets it back to normal/default position. Now. It would be GREAT if this specific prefs option was taken a bit further, so that you can have it always default to normal/default position; EVEN if you so happened to move it the last time you were using Overflow. This would bring Overflow into the final phase of interface nirvana. (In fact, I think this feature of windows "stickyness" is - ironically - highly underrated and often forseen far too many Mac apps. Hint to developers.)
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4.75
S-P-L-A-T-!
08 November 2006
Version: 2.0.3
dveloper dude: will be great if, using the dock icon like a contextual menu, every application in every category show us your respective icons. Essencially, every mac-user will have a Dock with just a couple of icons!! THANX
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mac-34
01 November 2006
Version: 2.0.3
How about the ability to run it without the icon in the dock? I'm definitely buying it. Bravo!
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anonymous-tern-1725
11 October 2006
Version: 2.0.1
Prevents iMac G5 from going into Deep Sleep. Display went black, but system fans are still running.
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4.5
Ironman
22 August 2006
Version: 1.6
It works pretty well and it's well-designed. Time-saver utility and very easy of use. The quickest to open applications and folders. However, $ 15 is way too much. $5 for 1 license and $10 for unlimited would be more apropriate.
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Atgmac
01 April 2006
Version: 1.6
I have to say, this is one of the best launchers around. Not a replacement for butler, launchbar or quicksilver but defiantly a good supplement. Just a thought - how about having different constomisable categories at the top. Then you could tab through the categories and not waste screen space. Great app though!
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Nadoky
28 March 2006
Version: 1.6
One word: Butler A swiss knife of an application that does much, much more at a fraction of the size and price: FREE.
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Anonymous
19 September 2005
Version: 1.4
I've used version 1.2 and really rocks!. but now I decided to buy it and it's not $9.95 anymore.. now is $14!! I only need 1.2 freatures..
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Anonymous
17 July 2005
Version: 1.4
They should add corner activation like dashboard or one of the F(1-12). I have to use "do this now" to do what i want it do.
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5
Anonymous
28 May 2005
Version: 1.4
For someone who usually avoids shareware add-ons like the plague, I *love* this one. It fits perfectly with the apple aesthetic, it's intuitive and simple to use, and I can tell the skeptics that it's a hundred times easier to use and manage a folder full of aliases. Considering I use this every day to launch my apps and keep my Dock clean, it's worth every penny.
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Mrandre1
10 May 2005
Version: 1.4
One word: QuickSilver.
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Anonymous
10 May 2005
Version: 1.4
In the era of Tiger, I am still in Jaguar. But with Overflow and Konfabulator, my work flow is just as productive as any "current" user. This app fits me well in my way of computing, that is point-n-click. Thanks Overflow.
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s_kalb
11 August 2004
Version: 1.2
maybe would be cooler if there was a quick access in the menu bar or with a hot key or sth like that. what if you don't want this app to constantly stay in the dock? because when lots of 'non-Docked' apps are open, it becomes more difficult to get to Overflow in the Dock.
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4.25
Anonymous
29 July 2004
Version: 1.1
This is an attractive looking, easy-to-use application that is stable, works as advertised, and solves a real problem. If DragThing and other launchers are too much but the Dock is too little, Overflow is worth checking out. I'd suggest too simple improvements. The program could stand to be optimized so that it ran faster (resizing the window and fades). Also, a simple way to attach the Overflow window to the screen edge as a drawer would be a nice addition. With regards to people complaining about price or how they can do the same thing with a folder full of aliases in the Dock ... to each his own. Overflow requires no click+hold or ctrl+click, and doesn't leave a window open in its wake. This is a well built app and is worth the price if you intend to use it. Overall, Overflow's appearance, ease-of-use, and function are nice complements to OS X and the Dock.
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Anonymous
27 April 2004
Version: 1.0
I agree, it looks very nice, but why pay nine dollars for something I could do myself, with less clicks...
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Anonymous
27 April 2004
Version: 1.0
It looks pretty in the screen shots, but why pay 9 dollars for something that takes two clicks when I can just throw a folder full of aliases into the dock and do it with one click!
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