DockMod
DockMod
4.02

2.4

DockMod free download for Mac

DockMod

4.02
20 October 2015

Dock customizing utility.

Overview

DockMod gives you the ability to customize your OS X Dock.

What's new in DockMod

Version 4.02:

Note: Version 4 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. If you bought a license for Dockmod 2 or 3 after 1 July 2015, you can transfer those licenses to Dockmod 4 free of charge. Contact support to facilitate this.
Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed embarrassing bug that prevented the computer from being licensed

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bbbc
04 May 2014

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I've never said something like this before, but please stay far away from this sucker as possible. The author claims to offer an unlimited trial of the software, but I've never seen a bigger piece of nagware in my life. Once you alter your dock, the icons' titles get the extra text of "DockMod Trial". In addition, a red scrolling banner / ticker text appears under your dock about the software being unlicensed. This was all within ten minutes of usage. Man, this guy really wants his $8 bucks. Different folks on Apple's forums have struggled with getting DockMod uninstalled. If you want a transparent dock on Mavericks or other tweaks, grab the free cDock on SourceForge.
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Version 2.03
Psychiatry
21 May 2017
Last updated: 10/20/2015. Developer website: dead This is dead software. Sad. SPECULATION: The problem I had this this software is that you had to modify the dock.app. This meant you couldn't update the app with every update to Mac OS unless the author updated the app also. For a low volume app like this, $8.00 isn't enough to cover the cost of living for continued work on this app. System integrity production probably killed off this app. This I suspect is why the author gave up on it.
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Version 4.02
ronaldpr
23 March 2016
In the meaantime I am getting used to the default Yosemite Dock. Another couple of months, and I will not need Dock modification software anymore.
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Version 4.02
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ronaldpr
ronaldpr
23 March 2016
Of course I meant the default El Capitan Dock.
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Rikyman
23 March 2016
Developer vanished, no reply to licenced users.
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Version 4.02
Mojo850
02 March 2016
Looks like Dockmod isn't the only thing Apple's stealth update screwed up. http://www.macnn.com/articles/16/02/29/somebody.at.cupertino.pushed.a.security.update.that.blacklisted.ethernet.drivers.132784/
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Version 4.02
Rikyman
02 March 2016
The app stop working with the lastest security update from Apple, no Word from the devloper to licenced users. So for the time being is a no go.
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Version 4.02
Mojo850
29 February 2016
Bought a 3 license pack. One day it just stopped working. I uninstalled it and tried to download another copy of 4.0.2 (why does their web site only have ver 4.0.1. The installer would not work. Finder said to move it to the trash. Sent 4 emails with NO answer. Other installer worked but not the Ver 4. I think they have terrible support, took my money too with NO problem. Tried to download and install on a fresh OS 10.11.1 and NO go. It failed same as everything else I tried. Other installers had no problem. This software is ####ed up. No response is even worse. They should be banned form the developers community.
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Version 4.02
3 answer(s)
ronaldpr
ronaldpr
01 March 2016
Apparently Apple push-installed a security update "Incompatible Kernel Extension Configuration Data" version 3.28.2 (see System Information - Software - Installations) that labeled the DockmodDriver.kext (in /Library/Extensions/) incompatible, effectively disabling an installed DockMod and preventing re-installation.

Also on my Mac (OSX 10.11.3) the extension did not load at the next restart (checked with EtreCheck) and DockMod thus stopped working.

I sent a message to the developer. No answer yet and no information on the DockMod website.
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Mojo850
Mojo850
01 March 2016
With this new information, I realize it wasn't the developers fault. However it would be nice if they updated their website with the latest version and any technical info. The way Apple has been going .... Any updates from Apple should have the users permission to install. Shame on Apple. At least they are standing up ti the govt. But this stinks that Apple is doing this. What is the reason? Was there a serious threat? Or they just don't want users/developers modding anything. Hopefully the developer will figure something out. I have disabled SIP to install injection etc... the reactivate SIP. It seems Apple thinks all Apple owners are of the herd mentality and they know best.
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ronaldpr
ronaldpr
01 March 2016
It was a signed kext. Maybe the signature expired. Not sure to what extend Apple allows such modifications.

The special security updates are pushed by Apple without user intervention and even without notification. They are in fact small text files that are read by security software that is part of OSX. In the same way Apple disables for instance old versions of Flash Player.

If you do not want such updates, you can deselect "Install system data files and security updates" in App Store System Preferences. The downside is that you will not get these specific updates at all, also not with later OSX updates and announced security updates.
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ronaldpr
30 January 2016
I installed DockMod 4.02 on OSX 10.11.3 (El Capitan). I installed it while logged in as administrator. There was no need to disable SIP and it is now running in trial mode. It works perfectly! But... it took me some time to get it working. There is no manual or help file and the interface is not self-explaining. To get it to work at all, one must do two things: 1. Get a three-day trial license from the Help menu. 2. Switch DockMod on with the slider-button in the upper-right corner of the main window. It took me hours before I tried that button. With that button one can switch DockMod and the changes to the Dock on and off. Without that button on (green), clicking Apply does nothing. With DockMod on, one can select one of the default themes. Double-clicking a theme will reveal additional settings and at the bottom of those setting panels one can add more settings. Clicking Apply will apply the chosen theme to the Dock Once you know how it works, it works fine and I am happy to be able to customize my Dock in El Capitan without the need to disable SIP. I will pay for a regular license.
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Version 4.02
benjitek
25 October 2015
After uninstalling the trial version, my previous dark-dock turned light blue and couldn't be changed. The system setting for 'use dark menu and dock' had no effect on it. No response from developer. Another app, cDock, has a setting to 'reset Dock to factory default', that worked.

No more Dock-mod apps for me ;-)
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Version 4.02
hugmup
13 October 2015
This program works well, but there are some things to take into account. In OS X Captain Crunch, you have to disable SIP. You also have to install it in a admin account. If you install it in a standard account, it will run but it won't do anything. After you install it in the admin account, it will work in all accounts on the same machine. The only caution is that it is hard to get the license to take effect. I paid for one and can't find a way to apply it.
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Version 4.0
1 answer(s)
hugmup
hugmup
13 October 2015
An update. Do this:
1. Turn off SIP.
2. Switch to an admin account if necessary.
2. Install DockMod while you are in the admin account.
3. Purchase the license from within the application.

I had to buy a second license, but it's not enough money to worry about.
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Rikyman
10 October 2015
I just broght it, I like the way it's simpler to customize the doc, but version 4 is not working on el capitan, at least for me, and there is no way to completly remove and make a clean install the program and make it work, something gets damaged in the process.

And also there is no way to transfer licences when we sell an old computer, licences die with the computer.

Thats a bad investiment, I Will wait two days for the developer to resolve the issue, then I Will cancel the purchase.
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Version 4.0