RubberDockey
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Dock menu lists apps it thinks you will use next.   Shareware ($5.00)
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RubberDockey provides you with a list of applications it believes you are likely to use next, in the form of an easily accessible and elegant "Command-Tab"-llke menu. RubberDockey first watches and learns about your application behavior, and then bases its assumptions on what it's seen you use before.

More elegant features include:
  • Define the number of applications you wish to see in RubberDockey's menu.
  • Added integration, with the ability to auto-launch RubberDockey on startup.
  • Decay feature, which ensures that RubberDockey doesn't simply base its
What's New
Version Version 1.23:
  • Extra keyboard functionality. Now scroll through RubberDockey's menu using either the right/left arrow keys, or your defined hot key (excluding modifiers), or the mouse. Launch an application using the Enter key or a mouse click.
  • Ability to select Tab as your hot key.
  • Fixed an issue with long application names. Now names will be correctly cut-off to fit RubberDockey's menu perfectly.
  • Better stability for dual processor users.
Version Version 1.23:
  • Extra keyboard functionality. Now scroll through RubberDockey's menu using either the right/left arrow keys, or your defined hot key (excluding modifiers), or the mouse. Launch an application using the Enter key or a mouse click.
  • Ability to select Tab as your hot key.
  • Fixed an issue with long application names. Now names will be correctly cut-off to more...
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Feb 2005
The website is currently under construction. If you have any queries/comments/suggestions please don't hesitate to e-mail me. I apologise for any inconvenience.
[Version 1.23]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Feb 2005
I rather put that in the dock.....
[Version 1.23]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jan 2005
I've been trying it out for a couple of days, and it really does work! Very easy to use - I just load up my comp and it's there. I press my hot key and the menu pops up, ready to go.

Like the other guy said, it's more of a mix of the recent items and dock apps , but I found when I increased the number of apps to 8 and also used the exclude dock apps option, it really did begin to "guess" what apps I wanted to use next.

Best case scenario - you press the hot key and an app that's not in the dock but you want to use will be there for you to quickly run.

Worst case scenario - you would have pressed 2 or 3 keys, and simply found and opened the app normally, with rubberdockey remembering what you used for the next time around.

Try it out.
[Version 1.21]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jan 2005
RubberDockey does not reference the framework /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/LiveType.framework/Versions/A/LiveType . It sounds like prebinding is broken on your machine and this has nothing to do with RubberDockey. Try "sudo update_prebinding -root /" in Terminal to fix this and other Cocoa crashes.

LiveType is part of FinalCutPro, and now FinalCut Express. Why would RubberDockey link to this framework in the first place?

Emailing or contacting the developer to confirm the source of the bug would have been more productive than posting the same "bug" twice (and on versiontracker) along with a 1 star rating.
[Version 1.21]


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Kballard commented on 18 Jan 2005
Why pay $5 for a fairly simplistic application launcher, when you can get the power and beauty of Quicksilver for free?
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Jan 2005
I think you're comparing apples with oranges here. One searches, the other anticipates. I think what the aim was here, was to allow the users to easily access a large number of applications, without any searching whatsoever. I've had some success with it, so I'm quite impressed.

Let's just remember the reason why QuickSilver is free. Because when Tiger comes out, Spotlight will make it obsolete.
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Anonymous commented on 02 Feb 2005
Because it's fairly simplistic and not the overgrown beast that QS is.
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Jan 2005
An interesting program. Seems to be combining the tasks of the dock and the "Recent Items" menu. It doesn't really guess what you want next, but rather keeps track of what apps you use the most. It does a nice job of automating, which you have to manually put frequently used applications into the dock, where as this program will automatically compile a list of well used applications. The problems are 2 fold, that applications you would like to start using aren't added to the list very fast, as they aren't up to the status of frequently used yet and that the dock already provides an excellent place to store frequently used applications. Since the dock offers an easier way to get what I want (in my opinion), I'm skipping this software.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jan 2005
I don't want my Mac becomes Hal9000 >_
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Jan 2005
lol good one
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jvhVR had trouble on 29 Jan 2005
Crashes on launch !!!

Date/Time: 2005-01-29 16:02:53 +0100
OS Version: 10.3.7 (Build 7S215)
Report Version: 2

Command: RubberDockey
Path: /Users/jvh/Applications jvh/UTILITIES/RubberDockey/RubberDockey.app/Contents/MacOS/RubberDockey
Version: 1.21 (1.21)
PID: 1354
Thread: Unknown

Link (dyld) error:

dyld: /Users/jvh/Applications jvh/UTILITIES/RubberDockey/RubberDockey.app/Contents/MacOS/RubberDockey can't open library: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/LiveType.framework/Versions/A/LiveType (No such file or directory, errno = 2)
[Version 1.21]

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Anonymous commented on 29 Jan 2005
You're just another user who can not maintain her/his Mac properly and blames others for problems that arise.
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Downloads:3,517
Version Downloads:2,105
Type:Utilities : Contextual Menus
License:Shareware
Date:16 Feb 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $5.00
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RubberDockey provides you with a list of applications it believes you are likely to use next, in the form of an easily accessible and elegant "Command-Tab"-llke menu. RubberDockey first watches and learns about your application behavior, and then bases its assumptions on what it's seen you use before.

More elegant features include:
  • Define the number of applications you wish to see in RubberDockey's menu.
  • Added integration, with the ability to auto-launch RubberDockey on startup.
  • Decay feature, which ensures that RubberDockey doesn't simply base its assumptions on the number of times you've used an application.
  • An Exclude feature which allows you to choose whether or not you want RubberDockey to list applications already added in the Dock, preventing RubberDockey from simply becoming a mirror image of your Dock.
  • Available in both English and French.
  • Remember, this is not just a prettied-up version of the Dock or Recent Items.


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