DockArt
DockArt
2.2
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DockArt free download for Mac

DockArt for Mac2.2

26 May 2013

Displays cover art from current iTunes track in Dock.

What is DockArt for Mac

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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samuel_h
samuel_h
May 24 2021
2.2
5.0
May 24 2021
5.0
Version: 2.2
a great addition to the iTunes, makes more sleek
pat-the-dog
pat-the-dog
Sep 26 2017
2.2
1.0
Sep 26 2017
1.0
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)
j-paseka
j-paseka
Mar 27 2017
2.2
0.0
Mar 27 2017
0.0
Version: 2.2
Please, for itunes 12.6
j-paseka
j-paseka
Mar 24 2017
2.2
0.0
Mar 24 2017
0.0
Version: 2.2
Ne marche pas avec itunes 12.6
Caschreier
Caschreier
Dec 8 2015
2.2
5.0
Dec 8 2015
5.0
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.
Wts
Wts
Apr 2 2015
2.2
0.0
Apr 2 2015
0.0
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.
Maciej-Tarmas
Maciej-Tarmas
Jul 26 2014
2.2
5.0
Jul 26 2014
5.0
Version: 2.2
Just dropping by to report that DockArt works flawlessly with OS X Yosemite Public Beta and iTunes 12.
LaurentV5224
LaurentV5224
Dec 25 2013
2.2
4.0
Dec 25 2013
4.0
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?
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 19 2013
2.2
5.0
Oct 19 2013
5.0
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!!
LaurentV4807
LaurentV4807
Aug 27 2013
2.2
4.0
Aug 27 2013
4.0
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.
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Jun 21 2013
2.2
0.0
Jun 21 2013
0.0
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.........
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Jun 21 2013
2.2
0.0
Jun 21 2013
0.0
Version: 2.2
DockArt does not work on Mavericks. Hopefully, an update is or will be in the works.
Maciej-Tarmas
Maciej-Tarmas
Jun 6 2013
2.2
5.0
Jun 6 2013
5.0
Version: 2.2
Happy to report that iTunes 11.0.4 didn't break DockArt :D
Maciej-Tarmas
Maciej-Tarmas
May 17 2013
2.1
5.0
May 17 2013
5.0
Version: 2.1
iTunes 11.0.3 broke the plugin :(
Maciej-Tarmas
Maciej-Tarmas
Nov 29 2012
2.1
5.0
Nov 29 2012
5.0
Version: 2.1
I can confirm that it works fine with iTunes 11.
Vitaly
Vitaly
Sep 22 2012
2.1
5.0
Sep 22 2012
5.0
Version: 2.1
great visualizer, but does not work with itunes 10.7 under osx 10.8.2. no cover art in dock
NUmB
NUmB
Nov 25 2011
2.1
4.0
Nov 25 2011
4.0
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!
iGMX
iGMX
Nov 21 2011
2.1
5.0
Nov 21 2011
5.0
Version: 2.1
This is one of those "useless" apps that's a must-have on everyone's Mac.
Shidong
Shidong
Nov 12 2011
2.1
5.0
Nov 12 2011
5.0
Version: 2.1
super plug in... love it :-)))
Lex-Yu
Lex-Yu
Nov 12 2011
2.1
5.0
Nov 12 2011
5.0
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.
drezha
drezha
Nov 1 2011
2.0.2
5.0
Nov 1 2011
5.0
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.
Zoidbert
Zoidbert
Oct 2 2011
2.0.2
5.0
Oct 2 2011
5.0
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.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Aug 14 2011
2.0.2
5.0
Aug 14 2011
5.0
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.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Aug 10 2011
2.0.2
5.0
Aug 10 2011
5.0
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.
Maylbu
Maylbu
Aug 10 2011
2.0.2
0.0
Aug 10 2011
0.0
Version: 2.0.2
Great app, working fine.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Aug 10 2011
2.0.2
5.0
Aug 10 2011
5.0
Version: 2.0.2
It Didn't work in 10.6.8 I had to put the old one back in.
Lex-Yu
Lex-Yu
Aug 9 2011
2.0.1
5.0
Aug 9 2011
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
2.0.1 fixed the bug. It now is a PERFECT app!
Lex-Yu
Lex-Yu
Aug 8 2011
2.0
5.0
Aug 8 2011
5.0
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.
ttlcntrlprint
ttlcntrlprint
Aug 7 2011
2.0
0.0
Aug 7 2011
0.0
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
Baby-Bloc
Baby-Bloc
Aug 5 2011
2.0
4.0
Aug 5 2011
4.0
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.
Gregw
Gregw
Aug 4 2011
1.3
0.0
Aug 4 2011
0.0
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.
obao
obao
Jul 29 2011
1.3
4.5
Jul 29 2011
4.5
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
zeroskie
zeroskie
Jul 25 2011
1.3
5.0
Jul 25 2011
5.0
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!
Lex-Yu
Lex-Yu
Jul 21 2011
1.3
5.0
Jul 21 2011
5.0
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.
Chris-Zhang
Chris-Zhang
Jul 5 2011
1.3
5.0
Jul 5 2011
5.0
Version: 1.3
Lion+Safari10.5 is 64-bit...So We can't use DockArt...Please update this software to 64-bit,Waiting...
Curing@
Curing@
Dec 12 2010
1.3
5.0
Dec 12 2010
5.0
Version: 1.3
Work fine on MacOS 10.6.5 + iTunes 10.1
Mil_Mascaras
Mil_Mascaras
Feb 19 2010
1.3
5.0
Feb 19 2010
5.0
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.
Enrico-Nencini
Enrico-Nencini
Apr 1 2008
1.3
0.0
Apr 1 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3
iTunes crashes while launching on my new iMac (intel OSX 10.5.2) after installation.
zx
zx
Feb 27 2008
1.2.2
0.0
Feb 27 2008
0.0
Version: 1.2.2
not working for me!!!
Jack-Kronborg
Jack-Kronborg
Apr 2 2007
1.1
0.0
Apr 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1
To Dev... the shadow of the skew is being cut off.
Azizane
Azizane
Apr 1 2007
1.1
5.0
Apr 1 2007
5.0
Version: 1.1
a great plug-in for itunes, it's nice to see it's still being maintained and improved
Sibelius
Sibelius
Mar 17 2007
1.0.8
0.0
Mar 17 2007
0.0
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!
anonymous-scallop-5231
anonymous-scallop-5231
Mar 17 2007
1.0.8
5.0
Mar 17 2007
5.0
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!
Kp-gores
Kp-gores
Jun 9 2006
1.0.5
0.0
Jun 9 2006
0.0
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.
Pslieber
Pslieber
Jun 9 2006
1.0.5
5.0
Jun 9 2006
5.0
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.
Writedawg
Writedawg
Jun 9 2006
1.0.5
0.0
Jun 9 2006
0.0
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.
Writedawg
Writedawg
Apr 10 2006
1.0.4u
0.0
Apr 10 2006
0.0
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.
Adinb
Adinb
Mar 20 2006
1.0.4u
4.8
Mar 20 2006
4.8
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.
Gregw
Gregw
Mar 19 2006
1.0.4u
0.0
Mar 19 2006
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Nov 21 2005
1.0.4
5.0
Nov 21 2005
5.0
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!
Autumnzen
Autumnzen
Sep 13 2005
1.0.4
0.0
Sep 13 2005
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
I looked in iTunes in Library, but there's no plug-ins folder. An I missing something?
Guest
Guest
Aug 31 2005
1.0.4
5.0
Aug 31 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
easy, clean, does just what it says, was just what I needed.
Guest
Guest
Jul 26 2005
1.0.4
5.0
Jul 26 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
Nice and elegant plugin for iTunes. Thanks for making this nice application.
Guest
Guest
Jul 5 2005
1.0.4
5.0
Jul 5 2005
5.0
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...
Guest
Guest
Jul 5 2005
1.0.4
5.0
Jul 5 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 5 2005
1.0.4
5.0
Jul 5 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
The single best iTunes add-on ever. This is a great plug-in and super easy.
Guest
Guest
Apr 17 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Apr 17 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
So exactly what I wanted it to be. This is a great thing here. Thank you.
Guest
Guest
Apr 5 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Apr 5 2005
5.0
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?
Guest
Guest
Apr 2 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Apr 2 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
great app - does what it says. thanks.
Guest
Guest
Mar 24 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Mar 24 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Mar 24 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Mar 24 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
the app doesn't seem to use system notification via itunes helper...no?
Guest
Guest
Mar 23 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Mar 23 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Great app!
Guest
Guest
Mar 23 2005
1.0.3
5.0
Mar 23 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
I tried the plug-in version but it broke "SizzlingKeys" which is WAY more important to me.
Guest
Guest
Mar 17 2005
1.0.2
5.0
Mar 17 2005
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Mar 12 2005
1.0.1
5.0
Mar 12 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Mar 12 2005
1.0.1
5.0
Mar 12 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
Simple, cute, effective. This is why I love Macs. Many thanks.
Vitaly
Vitaly
Mar 12 2005
1.0.1
5.0
Mar 12 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
unbelievable! such a joyful thing. thank you. indeed, should be a part of itunes
Guest
Guest
Mar 12 2005
1.0.1
5.0
Mar 12 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
The plugin version is really awesome - this should be built in to iTunes 5!
Guest
Guest
Mar 10 2005
1.0
5.0
Mar 10 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0
I was trying to write a program like this, and I couldn't do it - hurray!
Guest
Guest
Mar 10 2005
1.0
5.0
Mar 10 2005
5.0
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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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
  • iTunes 10.4 or later
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