Functional
Functional
1.4

4.0

Functional free download for Mac

Functional

1.4
20 December 2014

Dock shortcuts to lock, logout, restart, shutdown and sleep.

Overview

Functional is a collection of utilities bringing the basic Mac OS X functions from the Apple menu to your Dock.

Add the Functional folder as a stack to the Dock, and Locking, Logging Out, Restarting, Shutting Down or Sleeping your Mac will be just a mouse-click away. As with 'Hypnotize', Functional ensures the safety of your valuable work by halting the process if you have forgotten to save any documents.

What's new in Functional

Version 1.4:
  • Added brand new 'Lock' application for locking your Mac's screen while keeping your user logged in and open applications running
  • Fixed bug that sometimes would interfere with the shutdown process when running the frontmost application in fullscreen
  • Brightly colored icons are now the default icon set of Functional

6 Functional Reviews

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Yazsoft
26 December 2012

Most helpful

This is a brilliant idea! A big thanks to the developer for taking the time to put something like this together. Most people don't realize how much they take things for granted while still in good health. Keep up the great work guys!
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Version 1.1
hwgray
23 November 2014
Yazsoft: "Most people don't realize how much they take things for granted while still in good health. " Exactly! And I'll add to that, "or while still young." This app hasn't changed my life, but it's handy and the price is right. I give it four stars. The author has taken the suggestion of B. Jefferson Le Blanc to heart and provided colored icons, but he has left their installation as an exercise for the user. No sweat, if you're Mac-savvy. But, what if you're not? And, given that those of us most likely to need the colored icons have presbyopia, at the very least, DIY is not helpful, in any case.
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Version 1.3
Nadirak
17 August 2014
Somebody knows how to add it to Dock? I've installed it but it's none in my Dock. I'm new to Mac, so please help!!
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
hwgray
hwgray
23 November 2014
All that you have to do is to drag the app from your Applications folder into the Dock and then release it.
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Wts
26 January 2014
Logging Out, Restarting, Shutting Down or Sleeping your Mac are already just a mouse-click away available from the Apple menu. "Functional" only duplicates those actions by bringing those basic Mac OS X functions from the Apple menu to your Dock. However some may find this collection of utilities valuable.
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Version 1.2
2 answer(s)
GianMarco-Tavazzani
GianMarco-Tavazzani
27 January 2014
You've read my mind. I wonder what kind of advantage it gives while cluttering my dock with a further icon. But I'm so stupid and ignorant (it's the only thing I know for sure, beside to have to die) that I was hoping to find here an enlightening by enthusiasts like Yazsoft…
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hwgray
hwgray
23 November 2014
"However some may find this collection of utilities valuable."

At this price?! How can you not?!
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Yazsoft
26 December 2012
This is a brilliant idea! A big thanks to the developer for taking the time to put something like this together. Most people don't realize how much they take things for granted while still in good health. Keep up the great work guys!
Like (2)
Version 1.1
Jimw
16 October 2012
neeklamy; You make a very good point which I agree with. But on the other hand if their condition was that advanced then it probably would be very difficult if not impossible for such users to use a keyboard for input in general. It that case they would probably be using Dragon Dictate (I mention it by name since there is no competition). In such a situation they could shut down their computer, etc. by voice command. So while I think this product is a great idea, I am not that sure on just how useful it will prove to be in relation to taking up valuable dock space. However I do appreciate the fact that the developer is not charging for this. For if he did, my attitude about this product would drastically change.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
26 December 2012
As a rule it's not a good idea to generalize about what anyone with a disability can or cannot do. There are just too many variables. At the same time, in my experience, many "normal" people cannot be bothered to learn even the most useful keyboard shortcuts. So Functional may be helpful to all sorts of people who work better with obvious visual cues. As for using up Dock space, if you put the Functional Folder rather than the individual apps in the Dock you can use them in a Stack, as the ReadMe file suggests. The only complaint I have about these utilities is the ugly dark gray icons. Ugh! A different color for each app would significantly enhance their usability.
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Jimw
15 October 2012
Interesting product but dock space is usually at a premium. Question: How is this better that keyboard shortcuts (CMD-Ctr-Opt, Cmd-Ctrl, or Cmd-Opt)?
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
neeklamy
neeklamy
16 October 2012
It isn't a power user's tool, but it's better than those shortcuts for elderly relatives who have arthritis or other health problems and people who have physical disabilities and find it difficult to use a keyboard. There's probably other people that would find great use in this, and it's interesting to note too that the developer, Brynjar Saunes Bye, is a medical doctor.
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Free

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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