Tab Launcher
Tab Launcher
2.9.5

4.3

Tab Launcher free download for Mac

Tab Launcher2.9.5

15 March 2017

Clean up and organize the Dock.

Overview

The idea of TabLauncher is not to replace the system's dock, but to help keep it clean, with only the applications that are currently running. By removing all the application from the dock and organizing them on tabs, you can quickly find and run any application you want.

Apart from that, you can create as many tabs as you like, and personalize them by setting the background color, title color, and font. Just drag your favorite applications to your tabs and it's done! You can also rearrange the tabs by dragging them. And even rearrange the whole TabLauncher. Just drag it where ever you like along the sides or the bottom of the screen.

Now it takes less than 2 seconds to find and launch any app. (It's true, according to our statistics)

What's new in Tab Launcher

Version 2.9.5:
  • Bug fixes

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18 Reviews of Tab Launcher

5
Sgginc
15 June 2011
Version: 1.0

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This is a great launcher utility. Has much of the functionality of Drag Thing only it’s free. Very easy to use and extremely versatile. Give it a try, you’ll like it. One suggestion: Ability to change the size of the dock.
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5
Weaztek
10 June 2020
Version: 2.9.5
Great 64 bit replacement for Launcher and DragThing! I just found this app and it does exactly what I need it to do. Simple but effective.
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5
Francik
17 April 2020
Version: 2.9.5
Interesting concept, I found it a bit glitchy sometimes but overall it's better than defaul
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l6633577
03 November 2019
Version: 2.9.5
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Foulger
05 March 2018
Version: 2.9.5
Nice concept, works well but needs a bit more work to make it A1. Id be happy with the developer charging $10 and really streamlining the app.
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ylluminate
15 March 2017
Version: 2.9.5
Does this support multiple monitors?
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4.5
Lvdoc
16 November 2016
Version: 2.9.4
I bought this a number of years ago but initially decided it really wasn't for me. More recently, I've been trying to find a decent application launcher and decided to give this another look. I'm glad I did. It has several features that are not found or that are hard to find in programs like this: More my needs, the biggest sell is that it allows scrolling. My tab launcher is a single tab on the left side of the screen. Given the size I set for the icons and the number of icons in the tab, they can't all be seen at once. But TL lets me scroll up and down the tab to find what I want. I have never seen this feature in any other kind of dock replacement program. It's very handy. There are some features I'd like to see, such as allowing the windows tab to exclude applications. But I wrote to the developer about that, and he said he'd look into it. It's nice, at least, to know that the developer is responsive.
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3
Mole555
28 November 2015
Version: 2.8.4
I tried Tab Launcher for a few months, and wound up going back to Overflow. Too much setup time and clutter on my desktop. Moving tabs around to reveal the Dock was frustrating, and tabs were too sensitive and would open without my intention. And yes, I know there's settings to change how tabs open, it just became too cumbersome and ate up more time than it saved.
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bbw7
14 December 2014
Version: 2.8.1
This doesn't appear to be free, so the listing for it on the MU front page, where the newest app versions are listed should be changed. That or the description her should be changed.
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Denis-Beauchemin
04 December 2014
Version: 2.8
This latest update has obliterated my config file. I proceeded to reunify my applications with their icons which took over an hour, and then quit Tab Launcher. Restarted Tab Launcher and my new config had not been saved. This app has essentially been rendered useless.
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5
Amergin
05 September 2014
Version: 2.6
I wrote a five star review for this back in April 2013 and thought I'd just say I still use it every day and it is by far the most important non-apple part of my system. For $4 this is a no-brainer as far as I'm concerned. Thanks Mio!
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polocanada
25 May 2014
Version: 2.5
Works well, no issues so far. Could you please add slider to select DELAY before the launcher opens (unhides)? You have option to add delay to close the launcher but not to show. If I move over the tab it shows instantly. I'd rather add a delay so it doesn't show if I move mouse too close to launcher in error. Thanks
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5
Mikoi
05 December 2013
Version: 2.4.1
I purchased TabLauncher and it has always worked well. The last update prevented me from installing the app on Snow Leopard. I contacted the devs and they provided me a download link of the older version. The devs said that the link will be put on thier website (and hopefully also on Macupdate!!!).
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5
Amergin
24 April 2013
Version: 2.2
I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and felt obliged to post a review - this utility has TRANSFORMED my working environment! I do way to many things on my Mac, being a developer, artist, video producer and musician among other things and my dock was always a mess. I still use the dock (albeit with only about 20 or so items) but I now have the amazing TabLauncher up in my menubar with nine tabs in it each with a number of apps or documents - it's amazing... really amazing. Everything I do has speeded up immensely. If I could give it six stars I would!
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Rpmurray
24 March 2012
Version: 2.1.1
Added support for Snow Leopard but requires OS X 10.7 or later to run? Anyone else seeing the disconnect here?
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Sherman-Wilcox
14 December 2011
Version: 2.0
This doesn't really "clean up the Dock." Right? It adds another dock that you can organize. It does NOTHING to the Apple Dock.
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Lvdoc
19 June 2011
Version: 1.1
I had tried out the previous "free" version. I decided I want to buy this. But the App Store won't let me download any new versions. It just says "Installed" and does nothing. I've trashed the program and its preference file. Still no luck. Anyone have any suggestions on how I should proceed? (Yes, I'm contacting the developer; but one of you might be able to help faster.) Thanks in advance.
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Mikilc
19 June 2011
Version: 1.1
The app store upgrade requires you to quit the app. There is no obvious way to do this, short of deselecting launch on login in preferences and then rebooting the computer. Meanwhile you have to work out a way to exit the app store in mid-process... what a cock-up.
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Sgginc
15 June 2011
Version: 1.0
This is a great launcher utility. Has much of the functionality of Drag Thing only it’s free. Very easy to use and extremely versatile. Give it a try, you’ll like it. One suggestion: Ability to change the size of the dock.
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