uBar
uBar
4.1.4

3.1

uBar free download for Mac

uBar

4.1.4
15 April 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 4.1.4:
New:
  • Korean localization added (Thanks to Squarable Cat)
Improved:
  • App menu arrows now use the foreground color (Suggested by Christoph Diehl)
Fixed:
  • Cursor sets to arrow when transitioning from a window's resize area to uBar

89 uBar Reviews

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Theoyster
02 July 2014

Most helpful

To be honest, I'd never really given a task bar any real thought. Always seemed redundant to me. But, because I like playing with new utilities, I downloaded uBar just to check it out. Actually, I think its quite well done. When I first downloaded it earlier today, I immediately found issues with its implementation of app switching when the app is running w/ no windows open. I contacted the dev, just one a whim, and he responded within a couple of hours. We hashed out the issue, and not long after, there was a new version in my In Box. I loaded it, and while the issue was fixed, it wasn't quite right. I let him know, and within an hour, that was fixed too! There's still some stuff I'd love to see...for instance, the ability to reorder Favorites. And I recognize the inherent limitations of making an app like this (for instance, I doubt MacOS would allow for Notification badges on app icons on the task bar...not the dev's fault). Nevertheless, there's obviously been a great deal of thought and care put into this app, by a dev who seems only to want to make the product better. Well worth a look.
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Version 2.0.2
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.
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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
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.
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Version 4.1.4
1 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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gedeonh@tpg-com-au
25 April 2019
very useful and a clever idea
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Version 4.1.4
Iainf
08 April 2019
Downloaded uBar to try it and liked a lot of what it does. I had some questions for the developer and submitted a form and subsequently an email to see if I could get some clarification. Since then I've heard nothing (in almost 2 weeks) so not sure if the developers have received my query or are just not responding. I see that the last update was Dec 2018 so it seems odd. Certainly not going to give my money to an unresponsive developer...
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Version 4.1.3
Foulger
06 April 2019
Great App thoughtfully made but expensive compared to others like for instance dock shelf at $ 4.99.Also JamesHarrisPhoto comments apply
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Version 4.1.3
JamesHarrisPhoto
03 April 2019
Love the functionality of uBar, but currently can't use it because of the bugs it has with hiding Apple's own dock. The uBar preferences have the option to permanently hide the dock, but after enabling this feature, and rebooting, the dock is back and is sometimes frozen in it's unhidden state. Hope the dev can fix this.
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Version 4.1.3
Megavolt17
15 December 2018
Great replacement for (or addition to) the Dock. Fully customizable to show only what you want and how you want. I have mine set to show a few favorites (like what the Dock does), not show any program without active windows, dark mode and show as a Task Bar. Set yours however you prefer!
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Version 4.1.3
$30.00

3.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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