Mondo Dock
Mondo Dock
1.2

4.9

Mondo Dock free download for Mac

Mondo Dock

1.2
12 June 2006

Dock-like widget for storing commonly used applications.

Overview

Mondo Dock is a Dashboard widget for accessing your common applications and documents via the Dashboard. Just drag from the Finder, bring up Dashboard, and drop onto it to add it. You can even launch documents by dropping them on apps - just like the Dock.

What's new in Mondo Dock

Version 1.2 with indication of running apps, easier adding of icons (just drop between where you want them), and support for copying into folders/disk when dropping.

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tcgeary
04 March 2006

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This has potential to become the most important widget in my dashboard by a mile. For people who like to keep their actual dock as minimal as possible, but also have tons of apps/utilites they'd like to access immediately, this is essential. All I have to do is move my cursor to the top right corner, then sure enough, a new dock appears in the top right corner. The look and feel and consistency of it are stellar. I was using a widget similar to this before, but it was plagued with countless bugs and problems. The ability to customize the color and orientation is killer, but the feature that takes home the prize is the ability to create multiple dock "presets" which you can switch seamlessly between (with a fancy animation, I might add). The ability to open the parent folder from Mondo Dock is a nice bonus too. That said, there is plenty of room for improvement that would make this the widget to end all widgets. This is what I picked up: The Essential 1. It seems you can't put apps in the dock that aren't either in the offical App/Utilities folders. 2. You can't reorder the dock. The order you add them is the final order. Some Minor Ideas 3. There's no right-click features 4. Ability to put "separators" between items or the ability to create multiple rows/columns (I basically have 3 sets of apps (internet, writing, engineering). 5. Get rid of the "drop here" box and allow the user to put the app/folder anywhere on the dock from the get go Once again...this will be a 6 star widget once the first 2 are taken care of. As it stands, I still feel it's a 5 star widget and I already can't live without it. Keep up the excellent work!
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Version 1.0
Trane
10 March 2009
Some minor source code changes are required to make this work on Leopard, but once done it is a very nice tool. Thanks for creating it Gandreas! Two bugs are fixed in the notes below. offsetWidth and offsetHeight are not always defined when used, causing the flip problem. Also, when you mouse over an icon the highlighting never turns off, causing residue. Both are no longer an issue with this patch. Here is the diff between modified and original source code. You can open the wdgt file in Dashcode to make these changes. - Mark/Trane Mac:mondo dock.wdgt user$ diff DashDock.js ../mondo\ dock\ copy.wdgt/DashDock.js 548c548 event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = "none"; 647c647 event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = "none"; 735c735 event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = "none"; 765c765 event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = "none"; 777c777 event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = "none"; 1165c1165 imgs[0].style["background-color"] = "none"; 1238,1239c1238,1239 < var width = innerWidth; // fixed from document.offsetWidth var width = document.offsetWidth; > var height = document.offsetHeight; 1248c1248 if (0 && document.offsetWidth == width && document.offsetHeight == height) { 1315,1316c1315,1316 < frontWidth = innerWidth; // fixed from document.offsetWidth frontWidth = document.offsetWidth; > frontHeight = document.offsetHeight; --- END OF NOTE --
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Version 1.2
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Er3l
Er3l
31 May 2009
I had used MondoDock in tiger and am psyched about this patch, but ... I'm not sure what the edits mean. Which side is new and old? The background-color lines exist as shown, do i delete them? Is there a height line to go with width at 1239 & 1316? Thanks,
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Version 1.2
Er3l
Er3l
31 May 2009
never mind i found your fuller notes at http://www.dashboardwidgets.com/showcase/details.php?wid=1550 thanks
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Version 1.2
Trane
Trane
02 June 2009
Curious, I never noticed that MacUpdate completely mangled that post. Here's a second try on the diff... Mac:mondo dock.wdgt user$ diff DashDock.js ../mondo dock copy.wdgt/DashDock.js 548c548 \< event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = ""; // fixed from "none" --- > event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = "none"; 647c647 \< event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = ""; // fixed from "none" --- > event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = "none"; 735c735 \< event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = ""; // fixed from "none" --- > event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = "none"; 765c765 \< event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = ""; // fixed from "none" --- > event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = "none"; 777c777 \< event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = ""; // fixed from "none" --- > event.currentTarget.style["background-color"] = "none"; 1165c1165 \< imgs[0].style["background-color"] = ""; // fixed from "none" --- > imgs[0].style["background-color"] = "none"; 1238,1239c1238,1239 \< var width = innerWidth; // fixed from document.offsetWidth \< var height = innerHeight; // fixed from document.offsetHeight --- > var width = document.offsetWidth; > var height = document.offsetHeight; 1248c1248 \< if (0 && innerWidth == width && innerHeight == height) { // fixed from document.offsetWidth and document.offsetHeight --- > if (0 && document.offsetWidth == width && document.offsetHeight == height) { 1315,1316c1315,1316 \< frontWidth = innerWidth; // fixed from document.offsetWidth \< frontHeight = innerHeight; // fixed from document.offsetHeight --- > frontWidth = document.offsetWidth; > frontHeight = document.offsetHeight; Well, all the data is there now, though the backslashes before the less-than signs should be ignored. DashboardWidgets, which ER3L has a better posting system, so as long as it stays up that's a better place to get this info from. http://www.dashboardwidgets.com/showcase/details.php?wid=1550
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Version 1.2
Rtcruz1
05 January 2008
I can't get this to work in Leopard. I hit the "i" icon, and the that were in my mondo dock, totally disappear... I don't know why this shouldn't work in Leopard. Can someone help?
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Version 1.2
Cceiling-fan
06 December 2007
Is this going to have a Leopard update? It doesn't seem to work...
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Version 1.2
tcgeary
10 December 2006
Looks beautiful...works like a charm. Without a doubt the best widget I have. I like to keep my regular dock very small (5 apps, 3 folders) so this is great when I want to jump to an app I use a lot but not enough to put in my dock (mathematica, textedit, photoshop, FTP software, backup software, etc).
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Version 1.2
Zmj
13 June 2006
Before I found this widget, I was considering trying to write my own to provide this functionality... thankfully, the developer beat me to it (and did a MUCH better job than I could have!) I find this widget indispensable, and would recommend it to all. Also, a big thank you to the developer for creating this, and for providing it for free!
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Version 1.2
mac-34
30 March 2006
Simply the best widget! I would love to see it grow and become much more popular.
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Version 1.0
tcgeary
05 March 2006
You click and hold on an app, enable dashboard (while still holding down the mouse - default is press f12 key, but I set the top right corner to be a hot corner, so I just drag my mouse there). Then you drop the app on the down arrow box to place it on the dock. Unfortunately, it seems you can't arrange the dock after placing things in it. Another thing I noticed is it seems the app has to be in certain directories. I'm not sure what the actual rule is, but from my experience the global Applications and Utilities folders, as well as the desktop work, while some folders I created in my user directories don't quite work. A temporary fix for apps in the latter (that worked for me) was to drop it on the desktop, add it to the dock, then drag it back to the original location. That seemed to stick. Once again, this is just from my experience. Hopefully the Developer will correct me if I'm wrong. Hope this helps!
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
mac-34
mac-34
05 March 2006
Thanks a lot! Works great!
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Version 1.0
mac-34
05 March 2006
Please, help me! I don't understand how to add apps to the Mondo Dock. Please! What does 'drag from the Finder' mean? Thanks in advance.
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Version 1.0
New-User
05 March 2006
My Recomendation: If you want to clean up your dock, just drop a folder into the right side. Fill the folder with aliases to the apps you use most often. Then you don't have to waste dock space with a bunch of dead app icons. That's what I do. Nice and simple. Right click, start typing the app name, hit return to launch. Personally I found Mondo Dock to be clumsy in its configuration and usage. Any widget that requires drag&drop is going to be clumsy though. Others may find it useful. But I suspect it's because they don't know you can just drop a folder into the dock.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
mac-34
mac-34
05 March 2006
My question is how do you add apps to the Mondo Dock? What is drag&drop? Thanks in advance.
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Version 1.0
hp
hp
05 March 2006
Strange - exactly this didn't work with me: dragging sth. into this free space.
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Version 1.0
hp
04 March 2006
Sounded great, but I can't drag anything into it. It's either the Dashboard (Mondo) or the Finder. Thus, it's useless for me.
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Version 1.0
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4.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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