DockArt
DockArt
2.2

4.6

DockArt free download for Mac

DockArt2.2

26 May 2013

Displays cover art from current iTunes track in Dock.

Overview

DockArt replaces iTunes' dock icon with the cover art for the current iTunes track.

What's new in DockArt

Version 2.2:
  • Addresses a change in the way iTunes 11.0.3 interacts with inactive plugins.
  • PowerPC users should continue to use 2.1, which is still available on the site.

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69 Reviews of DockArt

j-paseka
27 March 2017
Version: 2.2

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Please, for itunes 12.6
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patrickrushton
26 September 2017
Version: 2.2
Not compatible with 12.6. Seems that Apple have changed the way that 3rd party visualizers should integrate with iTunes (nb they have not disabled 3rd party visualizers entirely)
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j-paseka
27 March 2017
Version: 2.2
Please, for itunes 12.6
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j-paseka
24 March 2017
Version: 2.2
Ne marche pas avec itunes 12.6
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5
Caschreier
08 December 2015
Version: 2.2
I have been using this little software for some years now. Couldn't imagine iTunes without it anymore. Still works on itunes 12.3 in El Capitan.
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Wts
02 April 2015
Version: 2.2
Unable to get it to work in Maverick OS 10.9.5 with the most current version of iTunes. Perhaps developer may offer some clues.
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Maciej-Tarmas
26 July 2014
Version: 2.2
Just dropping by to report that DockArt works flawlessly with OS X Yosemite Public Beta and iTunes 12.
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LaurentV5224
25 December 2013
Version: 2.2
I still experience troubles with Dockart I have to click on the options in iTunes and the enable dock art panel. Than the current album shows, but won't change with the next song from a different album. I run Mavericks, iTunes 11.1.3 and dockart2.2. Any suggestions?
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Jazzyguy
19 October 2013
Version: 2.2
Great to have this Back in itunes11. This is a great visualizer with a great developer who is gracious in every way. I donated to this developer but he refused saying he wants the money to go to his favorite charity so I donated there. He is one very special guy!!
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LaurentV4807
27 August 2013
Version: 2.2
I was wondering. I have `dockart for a couple of years now, but it doesn't work anymore on iTunes 11.0.5. I downloaded Dockart 2.2. But I cannot find the Plugin folder where I'm supposed to copy the bundle. Any suggestions? I really miss it.
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Brooklyn-Al
21 June 2013
Version: 2.2
Correction; 2.2 works fine on Mavericks. I was trying to use 2.1 on iTunes 11.0.4/Mavericks which did not work.........
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Brooklyn-Al
21 June 2013
Version: 2.2
DockArt does not work on Mavericks. Hopefully, an update is or will be in the works.
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5
Maciej-Tarmas
06 June 2013
Version: 2.2
Happy to report that iTunes 11.0.4 didn't break DockArt :D
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Maciej-Tarmas
17 May 2013
Version: 2.1
iTunes 11.0.3 broke the plugin :(
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Maciej-Tarmas
29 November 2012
Version: 2.1
I can confirm that it works fine with iTunes 11.
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Vitaly
22 September 2012
Version: 2.1
great visualizer, but does not work with itunes 10.7 under osx 10.8.2. no cover art in dock
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4
NUmB
25 November 2011
Version: 2.1
Great plugin! Just one thing, when the track changes and you have on random play the previous album cover is shown when information about the song playing pops up from the dock. Otherwise it's really good!
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5
iGMX
21 November 2011
Version: 2.1
This is one of those "useless" apps that's a must-have on everyone's Mac.
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5
Shidong
12 November 2011
Version: 2.1
super plug in... love it :-)))
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5
Lex-Yu
12 November 2011
Version: 2.1
5-star app!! I have a suggestion regarding the new progress bar feature. How about adopt this design? http://img.skitch.com/20111112-rq646whmyyip4m3kxmj3uaebma.jpg It is intuitive and also go great together with OS X's default UI.
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drezha
01 November 2011
Version: 2.0.2
Excellent. Version 2 works fantastically well. Glad I found it as I missed it after updating to Lion and the 64 bit iTunes.
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Zoidbert
02 October 2011
Version: 2.0.2
Curious as to when we might see a 64 bit version; I'd rather not run iTunes in 32 bit to make it work. Great addition; Apple should buy it from you and implement it as a feature.
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Jazzyguy
14 August 2011
Version: 2.0.2
The Developer not only solved the problem of the unexpected quit (due to a corrupted preference file) but I had an additional problem of iTunes taking a long time to launch and quit. He solved that also. The Developer is extremely helpful,cooperative and I was astonished as I never expected this sort of help from a "Free" application. I must say he is a credit to the Mac Community.
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Jazzyguy
10 August 2011
Version: 2.0.2
I figured out what is wrong here and why the new version doesn't work. I have iTunes 10.4.3 not the newest version. DockArt does not show in my list of visualizers and the options button is grayed out so there is no way I can enable it.
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Maylbu
10 August 2011
Version: 2.0.2
Great app, working fine.
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Jazzyguy
10 August 2011
Version: 2.0.2
It Didn't work in 10.6.8 I had to put the old one back in.
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Lex-Yu
09 August 2011
Version: 2.0.1
2.0.1 fixed the bug. It now is a PERFECT app!
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Lex-Yu
08 August 2011
Version: 2.0
DockArt 2.0 seems to have some bug. It shows an album art while no song is being played. To tell the details, when I stop the music, the album art disappears and changes to iTunes icon. It seems normal so far. Then, however, within a minute the album art I played last suddenly comes back (without dissolve effect.) My iMac runs OS X Lion 10.7 and iTunes 10.4 with no other plug-in than DockArt.
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ttlcntrlprint
07 August 2011
Version: 2.0
Anticipating this release but crashes iTunes 10.4 running as either 32/64 BIT. No other plug-ins installed. Should add: Mac OS X Lion 10.7 Thanks, totalcontrolprint
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Baby-Bloc
05 August 2011
Version: 2.0
I get confused when I use a computer that doesn't have this on it. It adds a useful and natural and fun feature.
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Gregw
04 August 2011
Version: 1.3
DockArt 2.0, supporting iTunes 10.4, has just been submitted and I expect it will be available shortly. A faithful troupe of more than a dozen testers have put in a lot of time for me over the last week getting it ready.
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4.5
obao
29 July 2011
Version: 1.3
Use iTunes in 32 bits mode for now to make it work (in finder, right click get info on iTunes and check "open in 32 bits mode"), it's the only way until the plugin is updated
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4.5
zeroskie
25 July 2011
Version: 1.3
This is by far one of the best little apps I've ever used. I've had DockArt for years and it's made a happy user. Five Stars! PS. It seems that the new update makes iTunes 64bit, which doesn't allow this plugin anymore. Help us Mr. Weston!
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4.5
Lex-Yu
21 July 2011
Version: 1.3
Love this but it won't work with iTunes 10.4 or higher because iTunes has become a 64-bit app, and a 64-bit app can't load 32-bit plug-ins. Dock Art needs to be updated to 64-bit.
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Chris-Zhang
05 July 2011
Version: 1.3
Lion+Safari10.5 is 64-bit...So We can't use DockArt...Please update this software to 64-bit,Waiting...
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Curing@
12 December 2010
Version: 1.3
Work fine on MacOS 10.6.5 + iTunes 10.1
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Mil_Mascaras
19 February 2010
Version: 1.3
Great for a couple Years, but Snow Leopard + iTunes 9 Kills it... I am still going to give this app a 5 star review. This was pretty much a 1 trick pony, but it did that 1 trick superbly... Hopefully it will be updated, as iTunes specifically mentions this plugin in its crash error report. Used this previously on my Legacy Mac (PPC, OSX 10.4.11) which I used as my Music Server. Finally upgraded to a new Quad iMac, running Snow Leopard, and this was one of the first plugins I went looking for. Alas, no more, it crashes everytime, bigtime, and the error report only mentions the DockArt Plugin as the sole culprit. Oh Well. Thank you for your past work, Mr Weston, it was great while it lasted, and I will check in occasionally to see ii this gets updated, but if not, I would still like to express my appreciation.
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Enrico-Nencini
01 April 2008
Version: 1.3
iTunes crashes while launching on my new iMac (intel OSX 10.5.2) after installation.
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zx
27 February 2008
Version: 1.2.2
not working for me!!!
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Jack-Kronborg
02 April 2007
Version: 1.1
To Dev... the shadow of the skew is being cut off.
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Azizane
01 April 2007
Version: 1.1
a great plug-in for itunes, it's nice to see it's still being maintained and improved
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Sibelius
17 March 2007
Version: 1.0.8
How did you make it skew? I can't see how to contact the developer via his site, nor any way to reach any preferences. Looks good in the dock though!
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anonymous-scallop-5231
17 March 2007
Version: 1.0.8
I absolutely love this little piece of software! It has always proven to be stable and the new skewing feature is just what it needed. Perfect!
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Kp-gores
09 June 2006
Version: 1.0.5
How about new features: 1) if the song playing has no cover art, but is track number n of m then display the cover art from track number 1. 2) if more than one art is available change the displayed every 10 secs. I wish itunes itself would automagically display the cover art like in 1) - i saved some GB by deleting all the cover art from tracks with number > 1.
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Pslieber
09 June 2006
Version: 1.0.5
What a wonderful, nifty little program that works as advertised. A must-have for visual-oriented folks who play their iTunes in the background. Good stuff.
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Writedawg
09 June 2006
Version: 1.0.5
Talk about response! This update is a response to a bug that he was notified about TODAY. Give the man a big hand.
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Writedawg
10 April 2006
Version: 1.0.4u
Would be a nice addition if the program worked for Shared Music playing. iTunes can now show the album art from a shared track - but DockArt just shows the iTunes icon. Just a thought - But this is still one my favorite Li'l Mac apps. Thanks.
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4.75
Adinb
20 March 2006
Version: 1.0.4u
Great little app--I've been looking for something to do this since switching to OSX. Drop it in your itunes plugin folder and it goes to work. Highly Recommended.
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Gregw
19 March 2006
Version: 1.0.4u
At about 4:20PM (eastern US) on March 19, I found out I had put up the wrong zip file that morning, and immediately corrected it. Sorry about the inconvenience.
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Anonymous
21 November 2005
Version: 1.0.4
Apple should have done this, but sense they didn't you came up with it, perfect, just perfect, it couldn't be a better addition, I love the plugin option!
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Autumnzen
13 September 2005
Version: 1.0.4
I looked in iTunes in Library, but there's no plug-ins folder. An I missing something?
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Anonymous
31 August 2005
Version: 1.0.4
easy, clean, does just what it says, was just what I needed.
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4.75
Anonymous
26 July 2005
Version: 1.0.4
Nice and elegant plugin for iTunes. Thanks for making this nice application.
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Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.0.4
Greg, after downloading "dockart-104.dmg", and mounting it on Desktop, Finder's Get Info shows version 1.0.2. The same version is showed when launching DockArt and clicking About...
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Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.0.4
I've discovered something a little odd about DockArt 1.0.4. If you have never opened the System Preferences page that controls your desktop picture, DockArt isn't able to determine what it was originally and, as a result, isn't able to set it back when iTunes quits. The fix for now is to just explicitly set your "normal" desktop picture once, and everything after that should be fine. I'll work on fixing that inconvenience and adding some more options for 1.0.5.
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Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.0.4
The single best iTunes add-on ever. This is a great plug-in and super easy.
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5
Anonymous
17 April 2005
Version: 1.0.3
So exactly what I wanted it to be. This is a great thing here. Thank you.
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Anonymous
05 April 2005
Version: 1.0.3
I must be missing something... I put the plug-in the the iTunes plug-ins folder, I see "Dock Art" under Visualizer, but when I play a song, nothing happens. Do I need to download the app also?
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Anonymous
02 April 2005
Version: 1.0.3
great app - does what it says. thanks.
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Anonymous
24 March 2005
Version: 1.0.3
Cool! Simple, nice, does exactly what it says. Although this isn't really necessary, I like it a lot. Using the plugin.
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Anonymous
24 March 2005
Version: 1.0.3
the app doesn't seem to use system notification via itunes helper...no?
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4.5
Anonymous
23 March 2005
Version: 1.0.3
Great app!
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Anonymous
23 March 2005
Version: 1.0.3
I tried the plug-in version but it broke "SizzlingKeys" which is WAY more important to me.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 March 2005
Version: 1.0.2
As a recent Mac returner...I can now spend time enjoying great free programs like this one and stop spending time looking for free programs to fix my PC. I choose the plugin version. Thanks!
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4.25
Anonymous
12 March 2005
Version: 1.0.1
The plugin is really great! Would be great if the plugin could change the name of the iTunes Dock entry to the name of the current artist & track.
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Anonymous
12 March 2005
Version: 1.0.1
Simple, cute, effective. This is why I love Macs. Many thanks.
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Vitaly
12 March 2005
Version: 1.0.1
unbelievable! such a joyful thing. thank you. indeed, should be a part of itunes
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Anonymous
12 March 2005
Version: 1.0.1
The plugin version is really awesome - this should be built in to iTunes 5!
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Anonymous
10 March 2005
Version: 1.0
I was trying to write a program like this, and I couldn't do it - hurray!
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Anonymous
10 March 2005
Version: 1.0
Well, it works... would it be possible to, say, change iTunes's dock icon itself? That would be a nice way to reduce Dock clutter :)
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