DragThing
DragThing 5.9.12
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Desktop launcher utility.   Shareware ($29.00)
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DragThing is a desktop launcher utility that can launch applications, open documents and folders, store text and picture clippings, and do many other customizable actions with a single click or keystroke.
What's New
Version 5.9.12:
  • Added support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Reduced the size of dock files significantly, and improved loading times.
  • The Hide DragThing icon in Apple Dock option is currently disabled on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, due to an OS bug.
  • Fixed a problem with DragThing freezing on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Fixed -120 error when trying to save docks.
  • Fixed -600 error when starting up.
  • This is a highly recommended update for all users on OS X 10.9.
Version 5.9.12:
  • Added support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Reduced the size of dock files significantly, and improved loading times.
  • The Hide DragThing icon in Apple Dock option is currently disabled on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, due to an OS bug.
  • Fixed a problem with DragThing freezing on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Fixed -120 error when trying to save more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7.4 or later





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DragThing User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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Steve Hechler reviewed on 26 Feb 2014
I have really liked this app, but I cannot open it in System 10.9.2.
[Version 5.9.12]


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-6

Kranboll reviewed on 26 Feb 2014
An excellent utility I used for years. Just loved the customizable docks. However, since Mavericks it has just died. First the process dock refused to work properly, now the disk dock is gone. The developer is responsive, but unable to help. I'll come back to it after any major future update and see if it works again. Meanwhile, it's back to the stock Mac dock, and the utility Mountain to control my diverse virtual and real discs.
[Version 5.9.12]


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+1

+113

Cocoanut reviewed on 14 Jan 2014
I love this program and I've been using it for years but since Mavericks came out the ability to remove the dock icon has been lost. This is a major problem for me and I've stopped using the program because of it. There hasn't been a meaningful update in years (just bug fixes, etc.) so I'm wondering if development has stopped. I wish the developer would be more forthcoming on his plans.

Minus 1 star for not being able to hide the dock icon. Otherwise it's a five star program.
[Version 5.9.12]


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+7

DennisKeefe2561 reviewed on 11 Oct 2013
It just works. Day after day, year after year -- with every system upgrade and every app. And it does this with an functional elegance and deep utility approached by neither Apple's lame suite of launch-its nor any other independent efforts. And nope, I'm not a shill for the developer; I'm just a very long-time, very satisfied user.
[Version 5.9.12]


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+1

+718

Jazzyguy reviewed on 08 Oct 2013
I have used this application since its inception. It has progressed since its premier appearance and its functionality as well has progressed. Even though it has advanced the Developer who is extremely helpful has not asked for more money even though his advancements have been excessive and he has modernized this app beyond its first appearance. This is a 5 star app for sure.
[Version 5.9.12]


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+1

+1
Wchnlcc commented on 07 Oct 2013
Thompson's tool has evolved into quite a batch of tools, the front being the ability to create other docks. You can make as many as you want ,all looking different, as large or small and they can appear for different tasks. I have used this tool for many years and have never regretted the price paid.
Recently I had begun to consider getting rid of it in light of mission control, but after trying to set up all the software I use into workable groups I gave up and made a few new docks - so much easier! I'm glad James made the update so it could continue into Mavericks.
I don't play with my Macs, I work with them and any tool that is about as "set it and forget it" that helps take out wasted time this is definitely one of them. There are a few pieces of shareware I would never do without and this is in the top 5 IMHO.
[Version 5.9.12]


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+48

DonkeyKong reviewed on 07 Oct 2013
A good app but it this ridiculously priced.
imo a price of around $10 would be correct.

Alfred is free and equally good.
[Version 5.9.12]

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DonkeyKong replied on 07 Oct 2013
Why there is no edit feature @ MU is strange. Anyhow: it should be:

"A good app but it is ridiculously priced.
imo a price of around $10 would be correct.

Alfred is free and equally good."
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+329
Tim27 replied on 07 Oct 2013
I am guessing you are new to DragThing. Let me enlighten you. This software has been around since the 90s. It is the premier dock application for Mac OS 8, 9 and X. James Thompson frequently releases updates to this app that do not require any other payment than the initial payment made upon purchase. Despite all the other dock software out there, James is still updating DragThing to work with the new OS's that Apple releases. He has been doing this free for current uses for years now.
Additionally, Alfred can only do as much as DragThing if you purchase the Alfred Powerpack, which is 17 Pounds which equates to over $27 US Dollars. Not that much of a difference.
You need to play around with DragThing to realize the full potential of the app. It really is one of the best pieces of software ever written for Mac OS. I can't tell you how to best use it, it's something (like Alfred) you have to figure out for yourself with your own workflow.
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+8

trungpt reviewed on 03 Jul 2013
Great for a second monitor
Can list running apps
Can duplicate the dock
Easy to customize and much more
[Version 5.9.11]


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+229
bbw7 commented on 17 May 2013
For SL users, ver. 5.9.9 is the last version. It, and all other version for other OS's can be found at developer's site.

@Developer, Thanks for keeping the older versions readily available.
[Version 5.9.11]


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+2
Wondrack commented on 26 Jan 2013
Anyone, including the dev himself, know when Retina display support will be ready? Been looking for (on dragthing's support forums blog, feature requests as well as here). Especially noticeable when using smaller (32px) icons. Thanks in advance.
[Version 5.9.11]


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Mac007 had trouble on 14 Feb 2012
The latest version is supposed to fix the crash with MacOS 10.7.3 but it still crashes for me when I try to open preferences for the app. Guess it's back to the drawing board.
[Version 5.9.9]


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Bezbozny had trouble on 27 Aug 2011
I think that the new version might have a problem. A friend of mine installed it in his computer and every time that he selects an item to open from the dragthing windows than dragthing crashes. I went there to see if there is a conflict or something but i could not find something. Does anyone else have a similar problem? Hi runs Lion.
[Version 5.9.7]


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+2

+198
Ronl had trouble on 10 Nov 2009
First off... this is a great app!
Unfortunately version 5.9.5 broke the ability to scroll the layers of a Dock.
Also simply reverting to 5.9.4 would not allow this feature either UNTIL I had trashed all of the DragThing preference files.
Just a heads-up.
FWIW... I have never had this problem before with any of DT's updates.
[Version 5.9.5]

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+5

+198
Ronl replied on 12 Dec 2009
No surprise to anyone that has used this app for any time at all is the fact that the developer very quickly emailed me as to how, with a couple clicks and an Apple script that he provided, I could restore the ability to scroll to change Dock layers in DragThing.

Great app and superb tech support!!

Thanks James.
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+451
Corpsecorps had trouble on 13 Jun 2008
Woops.

Dumb mistake. The desktop trash is simply appearing in only one of Leopard's "Spaces", and i don't know how to get it to appear in all!

There's a checkbox to "Ignore Expose", but it's greyed out.
[Version 5.9.3]



+6

Herbert Kroemer rated on 31 Dec 2013

[Version 5.9.12]



+8

Dawda rated on 23 Jan 2013

[Version 5.9.11]



Physhbourne rated on 13 Sep 2012

[Version 5.9.11]



+14

Jrietz rated on 22 Jul 2012

[Version 5.9.9]



+5

Mistertoad17 rated on 06 May 2012

[Version 5.9.9]



+14

Megavolt17 rated on 12 Feb 2012

[Version 5.9.9]



+91

Beige rated on 08 Jan 2012

[Version 5.9.8]



Smithtim47 rated on 15 Dec 2011

[Version 5.9.8]



malcat rated on 10 Nov 2011

[Version 5.9.8]



+451

Corpsecorps rated on 22 Oct 2011

[Version 5.9.8]


Downloads:180,920
Version Downloads:11,084
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:07 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.00
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DragThing is a desktop launcher utility that can launch applications, open documents and folders, store text and picture clippings, and do many other customizable actions with a single click or keystroke.


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