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uBar
uBar
3.3
$30.00
PaidOne-Time Purchase
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uBar overview

uBar is the Dock replacement. If you've never really liked the Dock, or have a soft-spot for the Windows Taskbar, uBar is here to save the day. uBar can be configured as a dock or task bar for OS X.

Features
  • Favourites area (including Show Desktop and Trash)
  • Expands up to 5 rows (by dragging the edge)
  • Application Badges are readable unlike the Dock's
  • Customizable uBar menu
  • Activity Mode: hold Ctrl key to show Application CPU and Memory usage
  • Group Windows by Application (Always, Never, Automatic)
  • Light or Dark theme
  • Works on OS X 10.11

What’s new in version 4.2.0

Updated on Aug 23 2021

Version 4.2.0:
  • Fixed: Missing System Preferences panes such as Bluetooth and Sidecar are now included (Reported by Robin Siebler)
View older uBar updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

8.7 MB

Downloads

29295

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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What customer like

Design
Customization
User Experience

What needs improvements

Support
Stability
Bug fixing

uBar qualities

Value
2.0
Ease of use
3.5
Features
4.5
Reliability
1.0
Customer support
1.0
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kaven
kaven
Apr 16 2022
4.2.0
0.0
Apr 16 2022
0.0
Version: 4.2.0
Great idea and concept, but the software is very buggy. On top of that, inexistent support (they just don't answer tickets - not even positive feedback ticket, which I opened at first when installing the software more than two months ago, before hitting the numerous bugs). It would be an awesome piece of software without all those issues, but unfortunately, it is totally unusable for me (the Dock just come back on it's own, on top of uBar and make the computer very sluggish when it does so I have to reboot every time) there are other minor issues and annoyance, but that one is the cherry on the top. Please wait before spending such amount of money on this software. At the time of writing this post, it is the latest 4.2.0 version. I wish I could get my money back until fixed. Brawer Software, please step up, you have something great in your hands if you fix it!
ben-marko
ben-marko
Mar 16 2022
4.2.0
4.0
Mar 16 2022
4.0
Version: 4.2.0
Ok, now I've junked this app. A real shame, since it was so useful - while it worked. So far this morning in the last hour it has crashed fifteen times. I'm done. Skip this turkey until the devs decide to stabilize it.
ben-marko
ben-marko
Mar 9 2022
4.2.0
4.0
Mar 9 2022
4.0
Version: 4.2.0
Great features, and a easy to use. While it is stable. For now - despite all of its great features (and I really do mean that) - it crashes so often as to become unusable. I cannot hoenstly recommend this now. The devs really need to fix this.
meinhardthenning
meinhardthenning
Feb 1 2022
4.2.0
0.0
Feb 1 2022
0.0
Version: 4.2.0
really crappy software, no reply from support team after weeks, not working properly on recent mac os. not worth a single dime.
robertsreeves
robertsreeves
Dec 8 2021
4.2.0
0.0
Dec 8 2021
0.0
Version: 4.2.0
Terrible. 1st install i lost the dock and ubar altogether. Restored Mackbook M1 Max back to factory defaults. Decided to give it another go. Yeah when it works it works, i have seen the old dock pop back up, or wake from sleep and UBAR is missing altogether. Alot of work needed to get this more stable for the most recent versions of macs.
miscellaneousdanger
miscellaneousdanger
Oct 22 2021
4.2.0
0.0
Oct 22 2021
0.0
Version: 4.2.0
Gave up on a good taskbar but macOS dock is so useless, ended up here again. Trying the 14 day trial of 4.2.0 and all seems good so far. In older versions it wouldn't update window counts and show new windows (browsers). Wish it could show all tabs of Chrome individually but can't have it all.
ryashpool
ryashpool
May 26 2021
4.1.7
0.0
May 26 2021
0.0
Version: 4.1.7
A lot of negative reviews here. I installed it fine, it works really well, the only issue I have had is with finder always showing. I use it in conjunction with magnet and have no issues with windows maximising over the bar. So all in all very happy with it, Probably a bit expensive, but it works well and helps a lot with my window management which I think default mac/dock does a poor job of. Use the 14 day trial to test it out, have not tried it with multi monitor yet.
JrSpesh
JrSpesh
Apr 29 2021
4.1.7
1.0
Apr 29 2021
1.0
Version: 4.1.7
Terrible developer "support". No response by email for over two weeks so pasting contents here: Ubar does not work as expected or described. There are multiple problems with multimonitor support – apps from one window appear in the other, etc. I currently have Slack, Miro, Around all open my second monitor, and they only appear in ubar on the first monitor. It does not work with Microsoft teams – clicking the app name in ubar does nothing. Maybe more to do with teams and its floating notification window than anything specifically wrong with ubar, but other apps do not have this issue. The finder tab is always in ubar, despite not having any windows open. The space ubar takes up at the bottom of the screen is not “reserved” in the same way as other apps (eg context’s app drawer). This means the bottom 20px of all windows when maximised becomes invisible because ubar is sitting on top, unless the app is manually resized down. In short: avoid.
Foulger
Foulger
Mar 21 2021
4.1.7
4.0
Mar 21 2021
4.0
Version: 4.1.7
Thanks for the update which at least confirms that the author is actually still alive. Perhaps he will now actually start to answer E-Mails for the first time in years? I use uBar because the advantages outweigh the disadvantages but the developers extreme bad manners in not responding to E-Mail suggestions continue to make sure that it contains several serious flaws. Such a pity because with a little TLC it could become easier to use and take its place in the list of essential third party apps for Mac. If someone comes up with a better dock replacement I will dump uBar like a shot but in the meantime continue to use it on the basis that half a loaf is better than no bread. Regarding E-Mails 'Manners maketh man"!
bdikkat
bdikkat
Mar 17 2021
4.1.7
1.0
Mar 17 2021
1.0
Version: 4.1.7
I bought this but it's horrible aesthetically and functionally.
ivryernest
ivryernest
Mar 17 2021
4.1.7
1.0
Mar 17 2021
1.0
Version: 4.1.7
All the apps with "U" in their titles inevitably suggest me the "U-boats" of the last two World Wars ...
bickeno101
bickeno101
Feb 24 2021
4.1.6
5.0
Feb 24 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.6
This app is awesome, I tried making my 2008 computer look like big sur, and I found out that it was not as bad as I thought. i just had to change the settings
david-618
david-618
Feb 10 2021
4.1.6
5.0
Feb 10 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.6
Its true that the author never responds to emails. That's frustrating. But it's still the only app I've found that gives macOS a real app bar which is SO MUCH BETTER than the awful default macOS toolbar thing which is pretty awful from a UI design standpoint.
yaten2020
yaten2020
Dec 19 2020
4.1.6
1.0
Dec 19 2020
1.0
Version: 4.1.6
This app will fuck up your macbook. It destroyed my original Dock so much that i struggled to get it back. Its clunky and compromises the performance of the system.
Jlc1978
Jlc1978
Dec 16 2020
4.1.6
1.0
Dec 16 2020
1.0
Version: 4.1.6
good app but quits working randomly, no response from developer and no Big Sur update so far
misterjspencer
misterjspencer
Dec 8 2020
4.1.6
3.0
Dec 8 2020
3.0
Version: 4.1.6
does this work in Big Sur??
otanabata
otanabata
Aug 2 2020
4.1.6
3.0
Aug 2 2020
3.0
Version: 4.1.6
I don't understand the point of this app. I HATE the Windows "Start Bar," so I cannot fathom why anybody would want to replace the awesome macOS Dock with a Windows-like start bar.
Camner
Camner
May 28 2020
4.1.6
3.0
May 28 2020
3.0
Version: 4.1.6
uBar is the best dock replacement I've seen. Unfortunately, it is quirky, and has bugs in it. Customer support is nonexistent. I've raised 5 "issues" through their support portal in the last year; I didn't get a response to any of them.
amporu
amporu
May 13 2020
4.1.6
4.0
May 13 2020
4.0
Version: 4.1.6
Im a windows user and to be honest this is the closest to taskbar, if not the best. I've experienced minor issues, sure, but the paid one is really worth it even with bugs. I reported an issue regarding the current version about ubar not adding the new window on the sidebar and i got a reply. I mean, they didn't fix it but i got a reply that they are working for ubar 5. So im not sure about others not receiving a reply about their reports. Im willing to wait for ubar5 because there is no other app that actually does exactly the same.
Foulger
Foulger
May 2 2020
4.1.6
4.0
May 2 2020
4.0
Version: 4.1.6
WOW! The developer is still alive. I wonder if he will respond to the multiple support requests over the last year. I think we all deserve an E-Mail to say what happened - can he fix our problems and is he going to stay alive
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