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The Dock replacement.

3.3
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$30.00
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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 macOS.

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

What’s new in version 4.2.1

Updated on Oct 12 2022

Improved:
  • Light or dark themes use appropriate menus regardless of System theme
  • Updated localization for Spanish and Italian
Fixed:
  • Window-closing on Chromium-based browsers (Chrome, Edge, and Opera) is detected
  • App-quitting on Catalyst apps (Home, Messages) is detected
  • Untitled System Preference item removed on macOS Monterey 12.0
  • Missing System Preferences icons added on macOS Big Sur 11.0
View older uBar updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

6.9 MB

Downloads

29842

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9 or later
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What customer like

Design
Customization
Performance

What needs improvements

Support
Bug fixing
Value

uBar qualities

Value
1.7
Ease of use
2.7
Features
3.3
Reliability
1.0
Customer support
1.0

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heanzi
heanzi
Aug 29 2023
4.2.1
0.0
Aug 29 2023
0.0
Version: 4.2.1
uBar is beyond repair. Guys, use mac-taskbar.com it is lightweight .. still in development but does not slow down your computer as much.
phpworker
phpworker
Jan 11 2023
4.2.1
0.0
Jan 11 2023
0.0
Version: 4.2.1
after few minutes of clicking here and there i can say the demo works just fine. Only when I move the menubar to the right - then on mouse-over both appear - ubar and dock. Tested on MacOS Ventura.
Panocha
Panocha
Jan 1 2023
4.2.1
1.0
Jan 1 2023
1.0
Version: 4.2.1
Real crap. It's too bad they don't beta test. Crashes every single time I clicked on the far left ubar icon (start menu) Deleted...
ben-marko
ben-marko
Oct 12 2022
4.2.0
4.0
Oct 12 2022
4.0
Version: 4.2.0
An update was pushed yesterday that I hoped would bring stability. But the app crashes even more often than it did before now. I'm at the point now where I hope that another developer makes a similar app since it's obvious that this one isn't going to improve. Shame.
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.
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
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??
17059
17059
Apr 16 2023
4.2.1
5.0
Apr 16 2023
5.0
Version: 4.2.1
Panocha
Panocha
Jan 1 2023
4.2.1
1.0
Jan 1 2023
1.0
Version: 4.2.1
Tony-7adbc3a0
Tony-7adbc3a0
Jul 15 2022
4.2.0
5.0
Jul 15 2022
5.0
Version: 4.2.0
bickeno101
bickeno101
Feb 24 2021
5.0
Feb 24 2021
5.0
Version: null
david-618
david-618
Feb 10 2021
5.0
Feb 10 2021
5.0
Version: null
yaten2020
yaten2020
Dec 19 2020
1.0
Dec 19 2020
1.0
Version: null
Jlc1978
Jlc1978
Dec 16 2020
1.0
Dec 16 2020
1.0
Version: null
misterjspencer
misterjspencer
Dec 8 2020
3.0
Dec 8 2020
3.0
Version: null
otanabata
otanabata
Aug 2 2020
3.0
Aug 2 2020
3.0
Version: null
Camner
Camner
May 28 2020
3.0
May 28 2020
3.0
Version: null
amporu
amporu
May 13 2020
4.0
May 13 2020
4.0
Version: null
Foulger
Foulger
May 2 2020
4.0
May 2 2020
4.0
Version: null
tgbaola
tgbaola
Apr 21 2020
1.0
Apr 21 2020
1.0
Version: null
surfgasmlisboa
surfgasmlisboa
Feb 26 2020
1.0
Feb 26 2020
1.0
Version: null
stoneab
stoneab
Jan 29 2020
5.0
Jan 29 2020
5.0
Version: null
kaos-3
kaos-3
Dec 10 2019
5.0
Dec 10 2019
5.0
Version: null
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Nov 15 2019
1.0
Nov 15 2019
1.0
Version: null
mdekkers
mdekkers
Oct 25 2019
1.0
Oct 25 2019
1.0
Version: null
Zeropoint
Zeropoint
Sep 29 2019
2.0
Sep 29 2019
2.0
Version: null
denniswolsen
denniswolsen
Sep 4 2019
2.0
Sep 4 2019
2.0
Version: null
Iainf
Iainf
Sep 3 2019
1.0
Sep 3 2019
1.0
Version: null
just4review
just4review
Jul 29 2019
2.0
Jul 29 2019
2.0
Version: null
Alexvs
Alexvs
May 13 2019
1.0
May 13 2019
1.0
Version: null
gedeonh@tpg-com-au
gedeonh@tpg-com-au
Apr 25 2019
4.0
Apr 25 2019
4.0
Version: null
Megavolt17
Megavolt17
Dec 15 2018
5.0
Dec 15 2018
5.0
Version: null
peterbreis
peterbreis
Sep 13 2018
0.5
Sep 13 2018
0.5
Version: null
ben-marko
ben-marko
Sep 6 2018
4.0
Sep 6 2018
4.0
Version: null
Shock-J
Shock-J
Jul 20 2018
2.0
Jul 20 2018
2.0
Version: null
chrisspera
chrisspera
Mar 4 2018
2.5
Mar 4 2018
2.5
Version: null
garochristian
garochristian
Nov 18 2017
2.5
Nov 18 2017
2.5
Version: null
WetNet
WetNet
Nov 6 2017
0.5
Nov 6 2017
0.5
Version: null
tbmccormick
tbmccormick
Oct 25 2017
2.0
Oct 25 2017
2.0
Version: null
ich-net
ich-net
Oct 24 2017
4.0
Oct 24 2017
4.0
Version: null
TheTechGuy
TheTechGuy
Oct 20 2017
5.0
Oct 20 2017
5.0
Version: null
mike-310
mike-310
Oct 19 2017
5.0
Oct 19 2017
5.0
Version: null
jameslentini
jameslentini
Oct 3 2017
5.0
Oct 3 2017
5.0
Version: null
Dba
Dba
Sep 19 2017
0.5
Sep 19 2017
0.5
Version: null
roma-4
roma-4
Sep 12 2017
5.0
Sep 12 2017
5.0
Version: null
DIGITALYCHEE
DIGITALYCHEE
Sep 12 2017
5.0
Sep 12 2017
5.0
Version: null
Wchnlcc
Wchnlcc
Apr 24 2016
5.0
Apr 24 2016
5.0
Version: null
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