DockShelf
DockShelf
1.5.1

3.9

DockShelf free download for Mac

DockShelf

1.5.1
02 November 2017

Increase accessibility by creating multiple docks.

Overview

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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13 DockShelf Reviews

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Mac007
22 November 2011

Most helpful

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.
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Version 1.0
Foulger
16 May 2019
May 17. This developer ignores all emails. Not only bad manners but he leaves an excellent app half finished.
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Version 1.5.1
Foulger
03 February 2019
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.
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Version 1.5.1
Foulger
28 January 2018
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
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Version 1.5.1
brett-naughton
10 January 2018
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.
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Version 1.5.1
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Foulger
Foulger
05 March 2018
I agree, I would far rather the developer double the price and get down to developing the app into a full blown A1 application. I did have an answer from him (had to push a bit) and he says he is busy with something else. Shame. Hopefully soooooooon?
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ylluminate
30 November 2016
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.
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Version 1.5
Eviandem
08 January 2016
Lets you define multiple docks the way you want.
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Version 1.4
RogerKatz
01 November 2015
The current version is 1.4
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Version 1.3.1
CDavid
06 May 2015
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).
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Version 1.3
trungpt
09 July 2013
Great for dual monitors. Can list running process for easy accessing in the second monitor. Add more docks as users would like.
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Version 1.1
Surfspirit
13 September 2012
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!
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Version 1.1
$4.99

3.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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