HierarchicalDock
HierarchicalDock
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HierarchicalDock free download for Mac

HierarchicalDock for Mac1.2

31 December 2007

Gives you hierarchical menus in your Leopard Dock.

What is HierarchicalDock for Mac

HierarchicalDock gives you hierarchical menu navigation of folders sitting in your Dock. As of Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard doesn't support going through more than 1 folder deep for stacks in your Dock. This makes it easier to navigate multiple folders deep with a simple click.

What's new in HierarchicalDock

Version 1.2:
  • Improved Performance
  • Fixed a bug that prevented creation of folders with "/" in the filename
  • Better positioning
  • Show Finder's color labels
  • Show number of items of subfolders
  • Fixed .essdocker extension bug for good (you may have to re-add folders with this new version)
  • Per-Folder settings (hold down option and command and click on the folder)
  • Doesn't mount servers anymore if not wanted
  • Fixed sizing of menus
  • Open QuickLook windows with option-click
  • Size of QuickLook Previews adjustable

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Richard-Hallas
Richard-Hallas
Nov 10 2011
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Nov 10 2011
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Good news for Lion users! I've just discovered, in OS X 10.7.2, that the ability to follow aliases in Dock menus is back again, having been absent since Tiger! Three cheers for Apple for doing the right thing, albeit very belatedly. Since the loss of this feature in Leopard was the primary reason for HierarchicalDock being written, it doesn't really matter if it doesn't work any more under Lion. The native OS feature now appears to operate as it should. Hooray.
Xwni
Xwni
Sep 8 2009
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Sep 8 2009
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200909: HierarchicalDock v1.2 does not work with snow leopard. I hope a fix is produced soon!
Gizmovision
Gizmovision
May 23 2009
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May 23 2009
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wow this is great like an Apple Menu for a Dock Stack folder!
davinder-khabra
davinder-khabra
Dec 31 2008
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Dec 31 2008
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The list view built into Leopard v10.5.6 doesn't display the contents of shortcuts to folders. HierarchicalDock does! Excellent!
Echorob
Echorob
Jan 16 2008
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Jan 16 2008
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This application is the best thing ever Awesome work to the developer.
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Jan 5 2008
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Jan 5 2008
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Version: 1.2
Users can still fool with their dock interface ... this little app is sooo much more useful than Stacks, watch out it doesn't turn up in 10.5.2! Thank you for this!
N-dub
N-dub
Jan 4 2008
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Jan 4 2008
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Fantastic!!! Simple but very effective. Thankyou... But you might want to work on some alternative interface for it because the regular Leopard stacks do look cool, more so I'm affraid than the HierachicalDock, however it is still great.
Hippeman
Hippeman
Dec 21 2007
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Dec 21 2007
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Version: 1.1
As I stated below, the developer did a very good job with this little app. Thanks again! But luckily Apple is catching up our criticism and they will implement the list view in the next update OSX 10.5.2: http://www.macrumors.com/2007/12/20/apple-adds-list-view-to-stacks-in-leopard-10-5-2/
Bobby-Thomale
Bobby-Thomale
Dec 10 2007
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Dec 10 2007
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Version: 1.1
Thank you for this app! You saved me the trouble of having to write it myself. :-) I tried the shareware one, Quay, but it was just too slow with the incredibly large folder hierarchies in my dock. (Such as my SVN repositories.) HierarchicalDock is just as fast as the Tiger dock. Not as many features as Quay, but it does what I need it to. And best of all, it is free!
Mrc
Mrc
Dec 5 2007
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Dec 5 2007
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About to add this app and take it for a test drive. Just wondering how it works... is it an application that runs in the background like Hierarchy or OldFolder?
Fvdg
Fvdg
Dec 4 2007
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Dec 4 2007
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Version: 1.1
Still, keeps wanting to mount shared volumes. Maybe shared volumes are remembered? There is NO alias or such to any shared volume in the folder I make a context-menu for in the Dock. ???
Hippeman
Hippeman
Dec 4 2007
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Dec 4 2007
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Version: 1.1
Thanks to the developer for this essential piece of software! It's a bit more refined than Quay, it puts your custom icon to the Dock and above all it's free!
Oddysseey
Oddysseey
Nov 20 2007
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Nov 20 2007
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Hi, all. Rest assured that I'm reading all of this and will fix the alias resolving and color profile change in the next release. However, I do check my email much more often than the comments on this site, so, if you have suggestions or need support, please contact me at support@eternalstorms.at Thank you all for your support, Matthias
Francola
Francola
Nov 19 2007
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Nov 19 2007
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I second the Color Profile change.
Birdy2
Birdy2
Nov 19 2007
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Nov 19 2007
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I have the same problems with this Richard mentioned: I'd like aliases to open out the same as actual folders. Also, I think selecting a folder from the menu to open that folder, not its containing folder... It would be great if I could just press and hold the folder in in the dock to have the menu pop up, rather than having to click while pressing the Option key. I also wish that hidden files didn't show up in the menus. Something else that's just strange, rather than a real problem is that it seems that my color profile temporarily changes when the menu is being accessed. Other than that this is great. I was using OldFolder but you can only have one folder at a time in the dock with that one.
Richard-Hallas
Richard-Hallas
Nov 19 2007
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Nov 19 2007
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I'm replying to two separate posts from amcan12: > - Single left click of dock folder opens menu and > shows all subfolders and items, which are all > aliases anyway. My point is that if you have a folder alias in the list, that folder alias isn't resolved, so you don't get a submenu showing its contents. You can click it and the contents appear in a new Finder window, which is useful, but that's essentially what Stacks do already. Under Tiger, the contents would be listed in a submenu just like any other non-alias folder, which is what I want. > - Simply hovering over the subfolder folder in > menu opens submenu with no problem. Not if the parent is a folder alias rather than a folder. - Single left click on subfolders opens it in Finder. No, it opens the parent folder in the Finder, with the folder itself highlighted as a selection within that folder. That's not what one would expect. Tiger used to open the contents of the folder in a new Finder window. The behaviour of HierarchicalDock is what you'd expect if you Command-clicked on a folder. (That's useful behaviour, but only in situations when you actually want it - i.e. when you're pressing Command!) Also, the contrast with the behaviour of alias folders is marked: if you click on those, a Finder window opens to display their contents, which is the correct behaviour. > Why are you guys clicking on folder in menu? > Simply moving cursor over the folder in menu > reveals a submenu As stated, not if the folder is an alias! Besides, sometimes you want to open a Finder window of a folder's contents without having to dig down through multiple Finder levels. Using a Dock menu to tunnel down the hierarchy quickly and then click on the folder name to open it directly is very much quicker than starting at a high level and double-clicking on umpteen folder icons to get to where you want. For me, hierarchical Dock menus have two really helpful uses: 1. To be able to launch an application or file that's buried a few levels down within a well-organised disk filing system (which is what I have); and 2. To be able to get directly to a deeply buried folder and open it in the Finder, without having to open a high-level folder and double-click my way down to it through a series of sub-folders. This new application brings back both of these facilities, and is hence really useful. However, requirement 1 doesn't work quite as well as it might because alias folders don't produce submenus at present, and requirement 2 isn't quite there yet because you can't just click on the name of a folder within the list to open a Finder window of its contents. Currently, you have to open its parent and then open the folder you want manually.
Amcan12
Amcan12
Nov 19 2007
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Nov 19 2007
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Why are you guys clicking on folder in menu? Simply moving cursor over the folder in menu reveals a submenu,,,
Francola
Francola
Nov 19 2007
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Nov 19 2007
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I just noticed that when you right click and select to open the folder it brings up another contextual menu and then if you click it again it opens the containing folder with the selected folder highligted.
Francola
Francola
Nov 19 2007
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Nov 19 2007
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Great work! I must say I agree with the last post on the functionality of this point. 2. At present, clicking on a folder in a menu reveals that folder, highlighted, within its container folder. That's not as helpful as it might be; it would be better if clicking on a folder opened a window showing its contents. I'd expect a Command-click to reveal the folder itself. Thank you very much!
Amcan12
Amcan12
Nov 19 2007
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Nov 19 2007
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It is strange Richard. On my system all my dock folders are either aliases of folders or include aliases to different folders, apps and other files. - Single left click of dock folder opens menu and shows all subfolders and items, which are all aliases anyway. - Simply hovering over the subfolder folder in menu opens submenu with no problem. - Single left click on subfolders opens it in Finder. All as it was in Tiger - the only difference is left click in Leopard vs. right click in Tiger to open menu. It may be system specific though. I run it for now only on my iMac G5 upgraded to Leopard using Archive and Install option. I will check later on MBP upgraded to Leopard and on MB with Erase and Install to see if there is a difference.
Richard-Hallas
Richard-Hallas
Nov 19 2007
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Nov 19 2007
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Absolutely fantastic! Superb, wonderful, marvellous...! Thanks ever so much to the developer. This gives near-perfect behaviour, and is miles better than OldFolder, which I'd been using previously. There's just a couple of small ways in which it could still be improved: 1. Aliases are currently not resolved. Since my primary Dock folder under Tiger was a folder full of alias folders (to give me quick access to various useful locations), this is a nuisance. It would be really great if the developer could correct this, it's by far the biggest problem with the current version. 2. At present, clicking on a folder in a menu reveals that folder, highlighted, within its container folder. That's not as helpful as it might be; it would be better if clicking on a folder opened a window showing its contents. I'd expect a Command-click to reveal the folder itself. 3. With bigger menus, there's sometimes a brief white flash of the screen when they appear (not always, just occasionally), which shouldn't happen. But maybe that's just an oddity with my graphics card (ATI X800). Anyway, this is really terrific, and the closest thing we're likely to get unless Apple puts the old functionality back officially. Really excellent. By the way, the ability to show hidden files with a keypress is actually a significant improvement over the old Apple behaviour, so that's great too!
Singaporean
Singaporean
Nov 19 2007
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Nov 19 2007
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Oh by the way, I'm new here... how do I add star ratings?
Singaporean
Singaporean
Nov 19 2007
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Nov 19 2007
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Amen. Hallelujah!
Amcan12
Amcan12
Nov 19 2007
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Nov 19 2007
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Donation sent, thanks again.
Amcan12
Amcan12
Nov 19 2007
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Nov 19 2007
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

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