Tab Launcher
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Clean up and organize the Dock.   Commercial ($3.99)
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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.J ust 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.
What's New
Version 2.4.2:
  • Bug fixes and improved responsiveness
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9 or later



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Tab Launcher User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(4)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(7)

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+10

Mikoi reviewed on 05 Dec 2013
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!!!).
[Version 2.4.1]


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+35

Amergin reviewed on 24 Apr 2013
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!
[Version 2.2]


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+23
Rpmurray commented on 23 Mar 2012
Added support for Snow Leopard but requires OS X 10.7 or later to run? Anyone else seeing the disconnect here?
[Version 2.1.1]

1 Reply

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+4
svenaustx replied on 23 Mar 2012
Saw the disconnect when the AppStore did not tell me a coupla' months back about it becoming only Lion ready, thus non-functional, and going back to the developer to re-release an image copy of the older version, to give me back that functionality. Hmm, perhaps-- "Intel, OS 10.6+...
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+1

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Sherman Wilcox commented on 13 Dec 2011
This doesn't really "clean up the Dock." Right? It adds another dock that you can organize. It does NOTHING to the Apple Dock.
[Version 2.0]

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+378
Lvdoc replied on 17 Dec 2011
Correct.
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+378
Lvdoc commented on 19 Jun 2011
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.
[Version 1.1]

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+378
Lvdoc replied on 19 Jun 2011
Never mind. A restart seemed to solve the problem.
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mudrik replied on 13 Sep 2011
Just asking : can Anyone tell me, how much memory it "eats" ? becouse i decide if this or overflow... ? Thx for answers
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+4
svenaustx replied on 23 Mar 2012
If using SL 10.6, developer has the v. 1.2 app available on his site to revert back.

If using Lion 10.7, I don't know, just finally installed Lion @ 10.7.3 two day ago.
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-8

Mikilc reviewed on 19 Jun 2011
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.
[Version 1.1]

4 Replies

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+2

+149
Hal2007 replied on 19 Jun 2011
Why not use the menu bar item of Tab Launcher, and choose "quit"? Quite obvious IMHO.
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+1

-8
Mikilc replied on 19 Jun 2011
Ah, but what if you've deselected the menu bar item so as not to clutter up your menu bar? The quit option should be present in the preferences, as it is in most applications I believe.
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+1

+6
Wikno replied on 26 Jun 2011
perhaps killing the process with activity monitor?
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+1

+378
Lvdoc replied on 07 Jul 2011
Activity Monitor will work, but I agree with Miklic. Why not just have a "quit" option when you right-click in one of the tabs, or at least have this option appear if you opt to deselect the menu bar item? Why not allow for at least a dock icon where you can select quit? Don't get me wrong, this is a nice program; but this option would be helpful.
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+1

+155

Sgginc reviewed on 14 Jun 2011
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.
[Version 1.0]

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+39
This-person-died-in-2011 replied on 19 Jun 2011
Perhaps it was free on 14 Jun when you reviewed it but it's now 99¢.

I have DragThing and use it for its Disk dock and Processes dock but I never really liked it as an app launcher. Tab Launcher just might be a good Dock replacement/supplement for me. I'll buy it and check it out; the price is okay.
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+155
Sgginc replied on 19 Jun 2011
Overflow is my current favorite app launcher.
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+2

+48
Wts replied on 19 Jun 2011
Yet another NO trial version.

A buck is a buck but why spend a buck if it's not going to do what i need ?

No trial version equals no purchase.
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+4
svenaustx replied on 23 Mar 2012
To wts...

Works much better than DockFun, which I used for a couple of years, because no one else had theirs' work as well...then they stopped developing. TabLauncer re-accomplished that functionality.
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-5

Howie rated on 22 Dec 2013

[Version 2.4.2]



+35

Amergin rated on 24 Apr 2013

[Version 2.2]



Zar rated on 07 Jul 2011

[Version 1.2]


Downloads:7,012
Version Downloads:272
Type:Utilities : System
License:Commercial
Date:20 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $3.99
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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.J ust 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 whereever 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)


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