Dock Dodger
Your rating: Now say why...

(8) 3.8125

Rid almost any application of its Dock icon.   Free
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
Dock Dodger helps you conserve precious Dock space by eliminating unwanted icons.

Sometimes, you find an application that you really, really like, but when you run it, the icon takes up valuable space in your Dock. With Dock Dodger, you can rid almost any application of its Dock icon, giving you your Dock back.

With Dock Doger, removing the Dock icon is as easy as Drag and Drop. Simply drag in the application you want to Un-Dock and Dock Dodger takes care of the rest. When you re-launch that application, it will be sans Dock icon. Want the Dock icon back? Just re-drag
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • From the developer: "This app may not run dependably on Mac OS X 10.5 or later; use it at your own risk."



MacUpdate - Dock Dodger




  • Dockless
    +2

  • Skype5Hack
    +2
Dock Dodger User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. .x:
(8)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(8)

sort: smiles | time
burypromote

+2
alvinnnnnnn commented on 14 Jan 2014
Download link resolves to a 404 page.
[Version 1]


burypromote
BrunoPinho1888 commented on 05 Jun 2013
works great on 10.6.8
hide from my dock transmission, twitter and other apps .
great app!
[Version 1]


burypromote

flutterbird reviewed on 07 Apr 2011
WARNING Mac OS X 10.5 and up users: Download Dock Dodger at your own great risk! If you enjoy having apps that work as they should (IE: with menu bars and the ability to launch from the dock, should you 'gasp,' choose to no longer want them hidden by DD) then do NOT download DD!

You can note the issues relating to Mac OS X 10.5 and up in the 'Troubleshooting' tab and also on Dock Dodger's Web site itself.

I wish I had never downloaded or attempted to use Dock Dodger!

_______

Dock Dodger seemed fantastic at first, until I tried to restore applications from hiding. Followed directions: dragged apps back to dock dodger window, only to receive a message they were "successfully hidden" (again?!). So I dragged the apps back a second time to DD's window and received the message, "'X-app' successfully unhidden." Yea! Right? - WRONG!!! Every single app that I had hidden under DD now refuses to show up in Finder and furthermore has begun killing my connectivity with others apps, iPad syncing and Internet connectivity for Gmail, Mail and iCal!!!

I have deleted DD after continued efforts to restore apps and troubleshoot, spending HOURS online trying to figure out a solution and deleted .plist files and other hidden areas the DD could have accessed. Multiple restarts and thorough hard drive cleans have still brought no solution and I am suffering from complete lack of menu bar access for these much needed apps, save the "command-, " shortcut keys, etc.

WARNING to those who enjoy simplicity and less stress: do NOT get Dock Dodger!!!


UPDATE:

I spent most of the morning on the phone with the Apple Technicians, trying to figure out what was wrong. After multiple command line and terminal reboots and restarting my Mac in 'disc' mode as well as looking at .plists and many, many other possible fix-its, even the Apple/Mac techs were stumped.

iCal and Mail will launch from the Applications folder only, but without a manu bar at the top of my Mac screen. They further epically fail by giving only server connection errors when attempting to log into any of my mail accounts, including Mac's MobileMe.

The apps will not launch from the bar, although I can drag them there; they are basically 'dead' icon pictures.

Be Warned!
[Version 0.1]

2 Replies

burypromote

+3
T-Rex replied on 05 Sep 2011
As you can see with "Dockless" (Similar section), there are same reports as yours.
For similar causes...
Sure enough, the problem is related to Apple Security update, characteristic of 10.5 and not to Dock Dodger (see Console) and be sure i learnt this to my very high cost (OS reinstallation).
One should avoid utilizing these with all close related system native or non native apps (test it).
FYI, my soft of iniquity was Ultralingua which deals closely with data injection stuff.

However, there is another light app in the same league which deals pretty well with safe softs, here it is :

http://boredzo.org/cadt/
burypromote

+1
Caspur replied on 27 Aug 2012
this is literally the first review I've ever written. I wanted to tell EVERYONE that Dock Dodger works 100% in Mountain Lion 10.8.1.

I'm not sure why the person above me was having issues in 2011 with this app, however, I am currently using Dock Dodger perfectly. I've removed/re-added multiple applications without any buys or issues.

Just wanted to let everyone know that it is PERFECTLY SAFE to use Dock Dodger.
burypromote

+145

Thyx reviewed on 22 Feb 2011
Seriously, it hasn't changed at all but does exactly its job. I'm pretty sure there's no other GUI app which I've been using (once in a while) from Tiger thru Snow Leopard.
I know it's nothing more than a single setting. Still, very convenient if you need it.
[Version 0.1]

1 Reply

burypromote

+145
Thyx replied on 22 Feb 2011
nickc's advice still holds, btw:
The Finder bar is perfect for the occasional app outside of dock and menubar.
burypromote
+1

-177
Djefis commented on 14 Mar 2010
Dock Dodger works fine with Snow Leopard for me.
[Version 0.1]


burypromote
-1

-1

Decavolt reviewed on 11 Jun 2009
Doesn't work - has zero effect in OSX 10.5.6
[Version 0.1]

2 Replies

burypromote
+2

+105
WCityMike replied on 17 Jun 2009
That's a problem unique to you. Works fine for me.
burypromote

+374
Drdul replied on 21 Jul 2009
Works fine for me with 10.5.7. I use it to remove the dock icon for Namely.
burypromote
-1

-1
molex commented on 21 Apr 2009
This program would be great if it did anything. It doesn't. I downloaded it to hide ONE icon: Tweetdeck. It has no effect of ANY kind. Icon is still in the dock, just like normal.

Waste of time, do not download, does nothing.
[Version 0.1]


burypromote
+1

+1

nickc321 reviewed on 01 Sep 2007
This is a great little app for helping to rid the application icons for apps you are constantly running.
Suggestion for those who choose this, add the applications to the toolbar of your Finder. With the icon hidden, you cannot alt+tab to get to the app. So if you hide the app windows, the only way to get the windows back in view is to relaunch.
[Version 0.1]


burypromote
albi commented on 08 Aug 2007
great replacement for dockless. well much better than dockless because of it tasty UI. easy to understand for a simple task!
[Version 0.1]


burypromote

+3
muhammet commented on 23 Jul 2007
Works really great. Very simple to use! Thanks for making this!
[Version 0.1]


burypromote
flutterbird had trouble on 06 Apr 2011
System: iMac OS X 10.etc.

Dock Dodger seemed fantastic at first, until I tried to restore applications from hiding. Followed directions: dragged apps back to dock dodger window, only to receive a message they were "successfully hidden" (again?!). So I dragged the apps back a second time to DD's window and received the message, "'X-app' successfully unhidden." Yea! Right? - WRONG!!! Every single app that I had hidden under DD now refuses to show up in Finder and furthermore has begun killing my connectivity with others apps, iPad syncing and Internet connectivity for Gmail, Mail and iCal!!!

I have deleted DD after continued efforts to restore apps and troubleshoot, spending HOURS online trying to figure out a solution and deleted .plist files and other hidden areas the DD could have accessed. Multiple restarts and thorough hard drive cleans have still brought no solution and I am suffering from complete lack of menu bar access for these much needed apps, save the "command-, " shortcut keys, etc.

WARNING to those who enjoy simplicity and less stress: do NOT get Dock Dodger!!!
[Version 0.1]


burypromote
+1

+2
Randalflynn_yahoo.com had trouble on 09 Aug 2010
Dock Dodger got rid of the icon okay but now it will not let me get it back. I therefore have an application that is now unusable. I've dragged it back to Dock Dodger again but nothing happens. It says 'restart' the application. How do I do that? I double-click the icon in Applications and nothing happens. For all intents and purposes, the application is gone... Not exactly what I wanted to achieve... If anyone has any help for this, I would be very grateful. Cheers!
[Version 0.1]



sazwqa rated on 08 May 2012

[Version 1]



Roro01 rated on 14 Jan 2011

[Version 0.1]


Downloads:22,715
Version Downloads:14,849
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:21 Mar 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
Overall (Version .x):
Features:
Ease of Use:
Value:
Stability:
Displaying 1-10 of 13
1 2 >
Displaying 1-2 of 2
Displaying 1-2 of 2
-
-
-
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
Dock Dodger helps you conserve precious Dock space by eliminating unwanted icons.

Sometimes, you find an application that you really, really like, but when you run it, the icon takes up valuable space in your Dock. With Dock Dodger, you can rid almost any application of its Dock icon, giving you your Dock back.

With Dock Doger, removing the Dock icon is as easy as Drag and Drop. Simply drag in the application you want to Un-Dock and Dock Dodger takes care of the rest. When you re-launch that application, it will be sans Dock icon. Want the Dock icon back? Just re-drag the application into Dock Dodger and everything's back to normal.

Please note that un-Docking an app can cause unusual behaviors or restrict access to certain features. See the Dock Dodger website for more details.


- -