uBar
uBar
4.1.5

3.0

uBar free download for Mac

uBar

4.1.5
18 November 2019

The Dock replacement.

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 uBar

Version 4.1.5:
  • Solved a window preview crash

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Zeropoint
29 September 2019

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It's a useful app when it works. However, customer service seems nonexistent, no response at all. I am giving it a low rating based on poor client care.
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Version 4.1.4
JamesHarrisPhoto
19 November 2019
This developer has ignored everybody for months, including my support request last spring. Wondering if the horrible bug with the dock has been fixed. I will test it out, but if it hasn't, I'm abandoning this app for good.
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Version 4.1.5
Foulger
18 November 2019
Since Dock-It ceased to work, being 32 bit, I have tried ALL the dock replacements until finally settling on uBar 4. Once one gets used to the why's and wherefores, its usefulness quickly becomes apparent. One thing I would love to see implemented is being able to grab and drag favourite apps along the favourites task bar, rather than one step at a time. This is cranky and time consuming. Admittedly, once its done, its done but still..... Also would be nice to have 100% transparency instead of just 95%. Finally its good value for money on my Catalina machine, extremely stable. Finally settled on the correct app to replace the dock. Really finally, support E-Mails have for me, so far, gone unanswered. Thats a negative.
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Version 4.1.5
1 answer(s)
Foulger
Foulger
22 November 2019
In addition, uBar has a quirky bug. In macOS Catalina, In their applications folder from within uBar, non of the apple apps such as Contacts, calendars, textedit, pages - you name it, they are just not there. Ive reported it but who knows if theres actually anyone receiving feedback . Perhaps they are µbarred from answering lol?
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Version 4.1.5
JamesHarrisPhoto
15 November 2019
I'm assuming now that this is abandonware since the develop doesn't answer anything. Totally fails on Catalina, and has major problems on Mojave.
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Version 4.1.4
mdekkers
25 October 2019
Relatively useful when it works. As others have noted - zero support. This broke with Catalina, broke more with the latest update, and zero response from the dev. So ultimately, this was a waste of money.
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Version 4.1.4
Zeropoint
29 September 2019
It's a useful app when it works. However, customer service seems nonexistent, no response at all. I am giving it a low rating based on poor client care.
Like (2)
Version 4.1.4
denniswolsen
04 September 2019
utterly blows... but still far superior to the mac os dock and still worth the money in my opinion. i wish i could just install a proper free desktop (xfce etc.)
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Version 4.1.4
Iainf
03 September 2019
Update to my previous review. 2 support requests made in April (now September). On login to the Brawer software site both have tags showing "waiting for support". Draw your own conclusions but don't care how good the software with that lack of support
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Version 4.1.4
just4review
29 July 2019
Purchased uBar as part of a MacHeist deal in April, 2019. Had some questions and opened a ticket in April. It's the end of July and still no response. So don't count on ANY support. All in all, I liked some of the features, but I didn't like how there's not a good way to have applications permanently located on the bar. If it's not open, it's not there. It's possible that I just missed the setting somewhere, but without a response from support, I guess I'll never know. Removed from my computer. Glad I didn't pay full price.
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Version 4.1.4
1 answer(s)
Foulger
Foulger
18 November 2019
Add to favourites and exclude in Apps window
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Version 4.1.5
Alexvs
13 May 2019
Don't buy it. Really. Leaks memory, consumes all RAM (in my case up to 16GB), dock hiding doesn't work (macOS Dock), NO DEVELOPER RESPONSE TO NUMEROUS REQUESTS AFTER 3 MONTHS.
Like (3)
Version 4.1.4
2 answer(s)
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
24 May 2019
I've had the same problems with the dock not hiding after a restart. Put in a bug request for that on April 3, and nothing but silence since then.
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Foulger
Foulger
18 November 2019
Not showing as a memory hog on my 2017 iMac and dock hiding for me, simply works. Make sure you have the latest variant 4.1.5
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Version 4.1.5
gedeonh@tpg-com-au
25 April 2019
very useful and a clever idea
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Version 4.1.4