Overflow
Overflow 2.5.9
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Application launcher that is an alternative to the Dock.   Shareware ($14.95)
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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
Version 2.5.9:
  • Improved Retina Macbook Pro compatibility.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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Overflow User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Jazzyguy commented on 29 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 2.5.9]

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Jazzyguy replied on 02 Dec 2013
All is well in Overflowland since the developer replied to me and I am sorry he was late in replying but there must have been a good reason.Anyway all is well in Overflowland.
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+701

Jazzyguy reviewed on 19 Nov 2013
It works in Mavericks!I love it and it runs great. It is extremely easy to use.
[Version 2.5.9]


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+43

Lacwbo reviewed on 23 Nov 2012
Much better than Launchpad and very easy to use and modify.
I've been using it for some time now.
[Version 2.5.8]


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+374
Drdul commented on 13 Oct 2012
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.
[Version 2.5.7]


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+14

Foto555 reviewed on 10 Oct 2012
Apple should have done it THIS WAY!
[Version 2.5.7]


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+2

+8

Bernak reviewed on 24 Jul 2012
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!
[Version 2.5.7]


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+94

JCH2 reviewed on 04 Dec 2011
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
[Version 2.5.7]

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+8
Prharris replied on 10 Jan 2013
Adnx has discontinued jumper and wouldn't even let me download the last iteration although I was a paying customer. (It was free for a while but long ago.) Their motto had been something like "Supported for Life" but the irony of the situation didn't seem to register with them. They suck.
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+4

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Surfspirit reviewed on 24 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 2.5.7]


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+112
Formica commented on 04 Apr 2011
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.
[Version 2.5.7]

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+143
Mudflapper replied on 24 Jun 2011
Why do you need all that stuff if you have the built in help system?
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Hilld commented on 20 Jan 2010
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.
[Version 2.5.7]


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+32
francola had trouble on 08 Jan 2008
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.
[Version 2.5.4]

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+32
francola commented on 08 Jan 2008
I just found that if I right click and select open, everything seems to open focused.
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+32
francola replied on 08 Jan 2008
I think I figured out something that I was doing wrong. ;) Awesome App!!! Money sent!
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francola had trouble on 07 Jan 2008
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.
[Version 2.5.4]

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francola commented on 07 Jan 2008
FYI iTunes, email, etc. never launch focused.
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francola commented on 07 Jan 2008
Only appears to be occurring with window interface launching, not menu bar. Unfortunately, I love to use the window interface.
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Metasequoia had trouble on 11 Oct 2006
Prevents iMac G5 from going into Deep Sleep. Display went black, but system fans are still running.
[Version 2.0.1]

1 Reply

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+8
Dan Messing (developer) replied on 18 Oct 2006
Hi,

Did you upgrade from an older version of Overflow - the latest update addresses a problem specific to people who upgraded and had set "Check For Updates" to Never in the preferences. If that applies to you, please download the latest update. If you're still having the problem, please contact me directly.

Dan Messing

Rkontra rated on 25 Jun 2013

[Version 2.5.9]



+19

Evolut rated on 04 Feb 2013

[Version 2.5.7]



Wjk1 rated on 13 Aug 2012

[Version 2.5.7]



Chadwickhill rated on 20 Oct 2011

[Version 2.5.7]



Mccbaar rated on 20 Oct 2011

[Version 2.5.7]



+5

Badgerone rated on 22 Sep 2011

[Version 2.5.7]



-1

Donw rated on 25 Mar 2011

[Version 2.5.7]


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Version Downloads:1,769
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:24 Jun 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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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.


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