Office Dock
Office Dock
2.0

4.5

Office Dock free download for Mac

Office Dock

2.0
07 December 2008

Dock app launcher for MS Office apps.

Overview

Office Dock is one application in a series of applications I am making to reduce Dock clutter and use very small applications to take the place of many others. These applications are normally around a 100 kb, and use 0 CPU when they are open and idle. To use them you can right click on the icon in the dock and you will see a custom dock menu listing a series of applications you can launch from there.

Making these applications from the feedback I get takes time, I do this as a hobby. If you enjoy using the software, and would like to see them kept up to date and more, and you would like to donate a few dollars to keep them coming please contact me via email.

This one is specifically for Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008. If you want to see some more of these type please email me and give me an idea of some of the applications you would like to see supported.

Site: http://samsoftware.110mb.com Please post comments and take the poll.

What's new in Office Dock

Version 2.0: Added Update support.

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Alexiusca
07 December 2008

Most helpful

website? donate? about? RSS? Sparkle? It all seems to defeat the purpose of a lightweight launcher...
Like (2)
Version 2.0
Oilconsumer
08 December 2008
You should make this application able to open aswell such as offices "Microsoft Project Manager" this will make this application less cheap and in my view, OWNAGE. :) [I dont like how i have to right click to choose, i just want to CLICK and a menu pops up or something!] Anyway, GREAT idea!
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Samsoftware
Samsoftware
12 December 2008
If you click and hold on the icon, then hold then release on the item you want, that will also work.
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Version 2.0
Alexiusca
07 December 2008
website? donate? about? RSS? Sparkle? It all seems to defeat the purpose of a lightweight launcher...
Like (2)
Version 2.0
Dvarlot
07 December 2008
creating a slack with the alias of the application amkes the same and uses no resource at all. So even if I thank the developper for its efforts I don't see the use of such an application
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Samsoftware
Samsoftware
07 December 2008
But, on Tiger, there is no way for me to make a spring-action folder like you can in Leopard.
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Version 2.0
Gary-Angelone
28 July 2008
I've created a polished icon for this program: http://lucina.dontexist.com/OfficeDock.png
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Version 1.8
Greg-Raven
17 July 2008
You can do a lot of this without any hassle by simply putting Project Gallery Launcher in your Dock. It's already on your disk at MS Office -> Office -> Project Gallery Launcher.
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Version 1.8
1 answer(s)
Samsoftware
Samsoftware
17 July 2008
Using the project gallery is a waste of time, personally I have never used it, and I have never seen anyone else use it in their docks. if you launch project gallery then you get this other window that you have to deal with, whereas if you use this launcher it is contained to one menu from the dock icon.
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Version 1.8
Stutemp1
10 July 2008
Nice idea, and good that it doesn't eat CPU cycles, but why does it take 15Mb of RAM and 200Mb of virtual memory space just for a little menu app? (according to Activity monitor) For now I'll keep a folder of aliases in the right side of the dock.
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Version 1.6
1 answer(s)
Samsoftware
Samsoftware
10 July 2008
Are you on an intel machine? If so it may be because it was compiled on a PPC machine. It is either that or it may just be your machine for whatever reason, also is it using 15MB while it is idle or while it is launching an application? If you could send me an email of a screenshot of Activity Monitor showing this it would be very helpful.
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Version 1.6
emuller2001
09 July 2008
First of all: THANKS! Little request: Wouldn't it be possible to add a feature which allows you to hide individual Office apps icons in the Dock when "Office Dock" is used ? That would definitely reduce clutter. In the future one could also imagine resizable app icons inside the Office Dock menu... ;-)
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Version 1.6
2 answer(s)
Samsoftware
Samsoftware
10 July 2008
Hiding them from the dock would also eliminate them from the application switcher and the menubar, I have already looked into this for eliminating the dock applications from the menubar and application switcher but keeping them in the dock, so it seems to me that it is you will either have all the things, or none.
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Version 1.6
emuller2001
emuller2001
10 July 2008
OK! You're the developper. I believe you're right ;-)
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Version 1.6
Mahojas
09 July 2008
I would like to see the application to be able to show a grid or fan display of the MSOffice applications, instead of just the list option.
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Version 1.6
Alexiusca
08 July 2008
I appreciate the author's efforts, but because this loads as a normal application (i.e. it shows up in the command-tab list) it is much less useful than a docked folder or other type of App launcher
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Version 1.6
2 answer(s)
Samsoftware
Samsoftware
08 July 2008
There is no possible way to remove it from the application switcher without removing it from the dock as well. I have contacted Apple and a number of Cocoa developers about this and it cannot be helped.
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Version 1.6
Alexiusca
Alexiusca
08 July 2008
I realize this; you might want to look at what the app Quay does. I realize it resides on the right half of the dock, but it is a great solution nonetheless.
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Version 1.6
Gpstein1
06 July 2008
Great app, thanks for your time and effort !
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Version 1.5
Free

4.5

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