ActiveDock
ActiveDock
2.56

5.0

ActiveDock free download for Mac

ActiveDock2.56

10 October 2020

Application launcher and alternative, customizable dock.

Overview

ActiveDock is a full replacement for Apple Dock with customization features. Tools for quicker switching between apps and windows, and managing windows from the previews on the dock.

Features
  • Save time when working with many applications at once.
  • Fast access to apps and documents you need.
  • Customize the appearance and custom icons for apps.
  • Windows-style "Start" button for launching applications.
  • Make groups and folders of apps and documents for quick access.
  • Hide or exclude app icons from the dock.

The price shown here is for a standard license for unlimited usage and 1 year of updates for the current 1.x version. See the pricing page for complete details and more purchase options.

What's new in ActiveDock

Version 2.56:
  • Finally solved the problem with displaying MS RDP and 1Password

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18 Reviews of ActiveDock

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4
Tim27
09 July 2020
Version: 2.1

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I like this app. It could use a few more features. For example, when right-clicking on an icon I'd like to see the option to do a Get Info on it. Maybe even an option to change the app/item icon in ActiveDock from whatever image is in your clipboard. Judging by how the new Catalina app icons look, this might be a feature used more than any other LOL. I was a long time user of DragThing, and some of the features in that app would be welcome here, as it is no longer being updated. Things like assigning sounds, colors, more appearances styles, hot corners. Most importantly for me, the option to "bring all app windows to the front when switching". This is something I really miss from OS9. I know there are a couple other apps that do it, but it's another app you have to have installed and running. It would be nice to have it rolled into ActiveDock.
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2
CaptainFantastic
06 October 2020
Version: 2.53
This app is a good effort, but doesn't act like the native Macos dock at all, and many popular applications (like 1Password) don't work with it. The developer releases updates frequently, so hopefully it will quickly improve, but right now it's really unusable for me since it's incompatible with several applications I use frequently.
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4
Tim27
09 July 2020
Version: 2.1
I like this app. It could use a few more features. For example, when right-clicking on an icon I'd like to see the option to do a Get Info on it. Maybe even an option to change the app/item icon in ActiveDock from whatever image is in your clipboard. Judging by how the new Catalina app icons look, this might be a feature used more than any other LOL. I was a long time user of DragThing, and some of the features in that app would be welcome here, as it is no longer being updated. Things like assigning sounds, colors, more appearances styles, hot corners. Most importantly for me, the option to "bring all app windows to the front when switching". This is something I really miss from OS9. I know there are a couple other apps that do it, but it's another app you have to have installed and running. It would be nice to have it rolled into ActiveDock.
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4
keith-15
06 February 2020
Version: 1.54
Got my favourite dock back.
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om-prakashh-singh
01 February 2020
Version: 1.54
There must be some mechanism to control space between the Icons on dock. Currently, space between the icons is large due to which less icon are accommodated for same size of icons. Otherwise everything is good.
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5
Hanan
28 December 2019
Version: 1.53
I'm using ActiveDock to replace DragThing that will not be updated for Catalina. I set up ActiveDock before switching with very good results. Setting up the "group folders" was easy, and they replaced the dock items in DragThing. Had some slight problem installing the app, but the author was very responsive and helpful, in fact, great.
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1
Harry Flashman
20 December 2019
Version: 1.53
I think this is worse than the original Apple dock from 2001. It's that bad with all the bugs and spinning ball.
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rubinjosh
08 October 2019
Version: 1.18
This app works great, the customizations are great and customer service is excellent. My initial install of the product did not work exactly as expected. I submitted a request on for support on Macplus software and received extremely timely responses until the issue was resolved. The only change I would make is to allow the option to create custom windows management options.
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5
DragonMaster
08 September 2019
Version: 1.1.3
Reviewed this app when it first came out about a year ago...it was 5 stars then...can I make it 10 stars now?
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3
Jimw
06 July 2019
Version: 1.1.22
Got and paid for this primarily because I was having issue seeing what apps were active as the indicator was often hard to see with my desktop backgrounds. It worked great for that but unfortunately it lacked a lot and still does lack a lot of the Apple Dock functionality. Additionally the developer has moved on to another similar product for multiple docks. So I have finally given up on it and gone back to the Apple Dock.
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4.5
ccitrish
29 May 2019
Version: 1.1.21
This app is so much better than the old Dock! My computer desk top is actually a piece of art - 3D makes apps so easy to find now, I love that I can change things around (colors, sizes, display, etc) too! Well worth the money!
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
License: 
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