DockView
DockView
2.1.6

3.2

DockView free download for Mac

DockView

2.1.6
08 January 2014

View previews of applications from the Dock.

Overview

DockView extends OS X’s Dock and shows window previews whenever you hover your mouse over an application or while using Cmd+Tab. It helps you visualise the windows you currently have open and easily find the window you are looking for.

Features:

  • Activate windows. Click anywhere on a preview to activate the window.
  • Close windows. You can use DockView to easily close windows.
  • Live previews. The previews refresh constantly so you can keep an eye on windows without activating them.
  • Dock Badges. DockView can show dock badges with the number of windows open.
  • Customizable. The previews can be any size you want.
  • No hacks. DockView doesn't modify the Dock or any system file.

DockView is free to download and try, but the full application is available using an in-app purchase.

What's new in DockView

Version 2.1.6:
  • Fixed a bug which sometimes caused DockView to become unresponsive.

68 DockView Reviews

See all

Rate this app:

Kapeli
12 October 2010

Most helpful

MARKOEKV: If you have any complaints about DockView (bug reports, feature requests) please contact me or post here. Otherwise, please do not include me in the conversation. I have better things to do than feed the trolls.
Like (7)
Version 1.46
Vksvicky
27 March 2014
Its quite unfortunate that such a wonderful app has been abandoned by the developer. DockView has been discontinued due to low demand!
Like (1)
Version 2.1.6
2 answer(s)
sambear1965
sambear1965
25 April 2014
It is a shame. Still works for me at the moment 10.9.2, oh well!
Like (1)
Mr-Zark
Mr-Zark
15 October 2014
I know right? I still prefer this over HyperDock.
Like
hwgray
08 January 2014
What is up with people who use stars in negative *comments* instead of only in reviews? "The app works like a charm and I would give it five stars, but the developer has pissed me off and hurt my feelings. So, I'm only going to give his app a half-star to punish him!" Reviews and stars are meant to be about the apps. If you have some pet peeve or personal bitch with the dev, then put that mess into a *comment*. You know. Like what I'm doing here. That's why MU has set its pages up the way that it has. It's really easy to make the distinction.
Like (1)
Version 2.1.6
Quantumpanda
21 December 2013
I'm having difficulty finding out just what exactly is the difference between the free and paid versions. Yes, I know I could download it to find out, but I don't like doing that with App Store apps because of the way the App Store works. So, is the free version a demo (time or usage-limited)? Or is it feature-limited compared to the full version? If so, what features are in the free version, and which ones do you have to pay for? If it is a demo, MU should change this listing to reflect that.
Like
Version 2.1.5
2 answer(s)
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
22 December 2013
Please read the reviews on the Mac App Store. They are very insightful and will give you a perspective on this developer that you do not see here. A large majority of the people who have been using the app since 1.x feel ripped off, because they were upgraded to version 2.x without being fully warned about reduced functionality. According to them, the "free" version is essentially a demo that introduces a delay in the time it takes for the windows to pop up when you hover over an icon. It's long enough to essentially make the "free" version useless.
Like (1)
Quantumpanda
Quantumpanda
22 December 2013
I tried reading the reviews on the App Store, but it's really tedious trying to wade through the detailless rants to find someone who actually states what's different other than "they crippled it!" Thanks for the info. Could someone at MacUpdate please revise this listing to reflect that it's crippleware rather than being actually free?
Like
iTruth
21 December 2013
Thanks for fixing the Mavericks issues. I had to stop using this for a while. I was using HyperDock but I find it inferior to DockView.
Like
Version 2.1.4
Rochade
04 November 2013
I too loved DockView 1 and so I purchased V2 to support the developer only to find out it doesn't work with Bartender installed. After I paid for the app and installed it, I just got a notification that it simply doesn't work when running Bartender and I have to quit it. Would be great if I would have found this info BEFORE I purchased and installed the app! So, I have quitted Bartender and guess what: even then DockView hangs. Seems I have just purchased an app that simply doesn't work. I know, the dev already knows about the problem and is working on it but this is not the point here. If the app will be fixed in a short time I will of course adjust my rating as this rating is not about the app itself - as I can't run it - but the above lack of communication.
Like (1)
Version 2.1.3
3 answer(s)
Kapeli
Kapeli
16 December 2013
DockView is free to download on the Mac App Store (you purchase later on using an In-App Purchase). As far as I can tell, you just downloaded DockView for free and DockView alerted you about Bartender.
Like (1)
Raro
Raro
20 December 2013
Dock view works flawlessly with Bartender; at least this is my experience with version 2.1.3.
Like
Kapeli
Kapeli
20 December 2013
@Raro the latest Bartender update seems to have fixed the issues. I removed the compatibility alert in the latest version of DockView.
Like (2)
Anon-Bud
26 October 2013
Yet another app gone the way of the Mac App Store! Long time user of DockView, but now no more. Version 1.x does not work with Mavericks, so the only way to go if I still want this functionality is to purchase Version 2 through the MAS, something I refuse to do! So long. Too bad, as it is a good app otherwise. Five stars altogether, minus 4 for their sales policy vis a vis loyal customers.
Like (4)
Version 2.1.3
Neo979
26 October 2013
Is anyone else not able to get DockView working on Mavericks? It just crashes on launch. Yes, I went into System Preferences->Accessibility and granted access to DockView.
Like
Version 2.1.3
Noivad
18 October 2013
I am still trying the demo of DockView, and I will probably purchase it based on my limited experience with this GUI enhancement. The main reason is that I use command-tab all the time, but in stock OS X, if a window is minimized it does not come up when I switch to the app, even if there is only one window. I can understand the programmer’s logical behind this: you might not always want a window that is minimized to pop-up, but in practical use, an option to switch to a window would be nice. With DockView, I can hit command-1 (or cmd-2, cmd-3, etc.) and open/undock the first window or any other window minimized. This means it is just a fraction faster than the stock OS, and for those of you familiar with me, I strive to maximize efficiency: every click counts. DockView accomplishes this and rids me of the regular irritation of switching to an app via keyboard shortcut and then realizing it is minimized and then having to click on the dock icon. I realize there are gestures but this fits my workflow that much better, and for that it reason alone it is worth the $8. Bottom Line: Recommended. (Try out the demo first to see if it increases your efficiency.)
Like
Version 2.1.3
1 answer(s)
Noivad
Noivad
27 October 2013
Well that was fast. Mavericks came out, and now DockView 1 will not run. So, now that you can’t try a working version, I can’t recommend that you try it.
Like
sambear1965
03 October 2013
The pictures on MacUpdate need to be updated as the latest version doesn't look the same, the window spacing is huge by comparison and the window label is now above the dock icon.
Like
Version 2.1.3
iTruth
22 August 2013
This new version of DockView is outstanding. The previous version was nowhere near as good. I just replaced HyperDock with this. I find DockView's previews more visually pleasing but that is subjective. Your milage may vary. So far this is running great, no complaints. Will... maybe there is just one... This needs to be labeled trialware and not "Free" so as not to appear to mislead people.
Like
Version 2.1.3
$7.99

3.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
Category: 
Developer Website: 
Download(1.6 MB)

Downloaded & Installed 26,842 times