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DockShelf
DockShelf
1.5.1
3.5
0.0
DockShelf free download for Mac

DockShelf for Mac1.5.1

02 November 2017

Increase accessibility by creating multiple docks.

What is DockShelf for Mac

DockShelf lets you place unlimited docks around your desktop so you never run out of space again for your commonly used files, folders and applications! We've all seen it and you've probably experienced it yourself - a Dock exploding with files and apps which has been shrunk so small you can barely see what anything is anymore.

DockShelf helps you manage the clutter of the Dock by offering another form of "dock shelf" which you can place around any edge of your screen without any restrictions and has more options for customization.

With DockShelf launching your favorite documents and apps is faster and more powerful because you control where your docks are positioned, how many are on screen, how they're labeled and when they're visible.

What's new in DockShelf

Version 1.5.1:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Profinite
Profinite
Jun 5 2020
1.5.1
0.0
Jun 5 2020
0.0
Version: 1.5.1
Foulger - Since your last post of May 16, 2019, have you had any communication with the developer of DockShelf? Thought I believe DockShelf is a good program, it was last updated in November 2017. As such I am concerned about the commitment that the developer has (or not) to further improve this application. Any update you can share with us about the developer? I would really appreciate it.
Foulger
Foulger
May 16 2019
1.5.1
3.5
May 16 2019
3.5
Version: 1.5.1
May 17. This developer ignores all emails. Not only bad manners but he leaves an excellent app half finished.
Foulger
Foulger
Feb 3 2019
1.5.1
3.5
Feb 3 2019
3.5
Version: 1.5.1
This is an updated review of January 2018. I have found a bug in DockShelf for those of you who use multiple desktops. Its in regard to Tags, either persistent or not. Tags only works in the desktop that the docks were created on. If you move to another dock, tags disappear. You can get them to appear in another desktop if you quit dock shelf, launch it in the new desk top and then click and unblock "Show persistent tags". Also I find the portion of a dock to posit not your desired position, to be ultra sensitive. Apart from that I find it to be the best substitute for my all time favourite, Dock-It which is 32 bit and Gideon software seems to have disappeared. I am in communication with the app developer and I hope he will fix these issues soon. I would rather pay more for an app that is complete.
Foulger
Foulger
Jan 28 2018
1.5.1
3.5
Jan 28 2018
3.5
Version: 1.5.1
At the moment having purchased it because Dock-It will no longer work when apple pulls 32 bit support, I find it similar but not yet "the full quid". Worth the money yes but I find the dock area too sensitive with an apple magic trackpad 2, so a sensitivity control would be good. Because Im a bit OTT ( Have seven docks spaced around my monitor, I feel it would be good if each tab would "grow" in proportion to the number of apps/files etc in it, so that one does not have to precisely look for the tab. Apart from that its easy to set up, although I must say I prefer dock-its way of adding apple and files to a particular dock. Perhaps the developer should download dock-it, see how easy it is to set that up and add some of the features to dock shelf. Quite good - some room for improvement
brett-naughton
brett-naughton
Jan 10 2018
1.5.1
1.0
Jan 10 2018
1.0
Version: 1.5.1
Promising and interesting concept, terrible pre-alpha level execution. I placed the docks on the left side of my screen, but when I connect an external monitor (and so have two screens) the dock tabs appear on the left edge of the RIGHT screen. I spent a good about of time configuring a desktop style dock, and put a lot of things that were cluttering up my real desktop. So far, great. Then dockshelf crashed, and the desktop dock, and all the contents, were nowhere to be seen. Gone. Automator scripts I had used and tweaked for years- gone. Time machine fixed it, but what the hell damn guy? The dock tabs also randomly change position and spacing. Incredibly frustrating. I don't wanna adjust dockshelf spacing and placement every time I use my computer. I got this to make things easier.
ylluminate
ylluminate
Nov 30 2016
1.5
5.0
Nov 30 2016
5.0
Version: 1.5
Wow, I think this is what I've always wanted DragThing, uBar and a few others to be... So excited I bought it after looking at it for 1 minute.
Eviandem
Eviandem
Jan 8 2016
1.4
5.0
Jan 8 2016
5.0
Version: 1.4
Lets you define multiple docks the way you want.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Nov 1 2015
1.3.1
0.0
Nov 1 2015
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
The current version is 1.4
CDavid
CDavid
May 6 2015
1.3
4.0
May 6 2015
4.0
Version: 1.3
This app is definitely for those who use computer to work with lots of documents, photos, various apps etc. If you utilise your Mac for watching YouTube videos and browsing through the Net, there's no need in spending $4 on DockShelf . The app allows you to get access to the apps, utilities and folders you need right from your desktop by creating numerous docks in addition to the one you have by default. That's pretty convenient. The only thing I don't like is that DockShelf is always displayed on top of all pages and windows. I've tried going to preferences to turn this off, however, I failed to find such an option. (There's an option called Turn On Hiding, but this is not the thing I need).
trungpt
trungpt
Jul 9 2013
1.1
5.0
Jul 9 2013
5.0
Version: 1.1
Great for dual monitors. Can list running process for easy accessing in the second monitor. Add more docks as users would like.
Surfspirit
Surfspirit
Sep 13 2012
1.1
4.0
Sep 13 2012
4.0
Version: 1.1
Excellent, this is almost exactly what I was searching for, I just wish I could make a Shelf with my Desktop Files, Like "Archive Desktop and Make a Shelf", that would be great to unclutter my desktop and make my work more efficient! It's great to have 32 bits support and Snow Leopard. and I guess it needs work on CPU/RAM efficiency! But overall great app!
SandraLStokley
SandraLStokley
Nov 25 2011
1.0
4.0
Nov 25 2011
4.0
Version: 1.0
For a Version 1.0, I can say that DockShelf is a great app to have. I uninstalled Tab Launcher just so I can try this and it is great so far.
Mac007
Mac007
Nov 22 2011
1.0
3.5
Nov 22 2011
3.5
Version: 1.0
Not a bad little app. Much like Drag Thing, Tab Launcher, and A-Dock. Fairly simple to use and set up but does have a few bugs. The one bug involves removing items from the tab but is easily circumvented by just option dragging the item from the tab. The other is a minor cosmetic bug. Unless you need the more extensive feature set of Drag Thing I think this could be a useful tool for those who need something like this.
Mac007
Mac007
Nov 22 2011
1.0
3.5
Nov 22 2011
3.5
Version: 1.0
Here's the link to the developer's web site if you have trouble using MacUpdate's link: http://www.dockshelf.com/
$4.99
3.5
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

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