ParaDocks
ParaDocks
4.2

5.0

ParaDocks free download for Mac

ParaDocks4.2

06 August 2009

Reincarnation of OS 9 Launcher for OS X.

Overview

Paradocks is basically the reincarnation of the Classic application launcher found on OS 9, but is also integrated with the OS X Dock.

Paradocks creates a floating window containing the icons of all currently running applications, and allows you to easily switch between applications by clickingthe icons.

Paradocks also allows you to control the items displayed in the Dock. You can group related applications, files and folders into sets. Sets of items can then be added or removed from the Dock quickly and easily. Normally you would create sets for different projects you are working on.

What's new in ParaDocks

Version 4.2:
  • Removed trial check date left by mistake

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14 Reviews of ParaDocks

5
Dominique
14 October 2015
Version: 4.2

Most helpful

Très bon logiciel qui n'a pas de concurrent sur Mac. Je crois savoir que l'auteur (Claude Vézina) prépare pour très bientôt un upgrade pour Capitan...
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5
Dominique
14 October 2015
Version: 4.2
Très bon logiciel qui n'a pas de concurrent sur Mac. Je crois savoir que l'auteur (Claude Vézina) prépare pour très bientôt un upgrade pour Capitan...
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Easer
05 March 2009
Version: 4.0
I might well be missing something here, but Version 4 seems to only put the icons in my menubar, whereas Version 2 gave me the option of a floating strip. With Version 2, I click the green button on the strip, and it converts to one big square. I click that, and all apps pop up. That's been my favorite use of the program. Version 4 definitely has better color coordination with the Leopard menu bar, but as noted, it seems to be lacking my favorite feature. (If it's there and I somehow missed it, my apologies to the developer. That's why I didn't rate it at this time. Certainly with Version 2, this merits a 5-star rating.)
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3
Walters
27 September 2008
Version: 2.0
InstalledParaDocks 2.0 and messed with it for a few minutes. This is very close to what I am looking for. I am a switcher from Windows and all I want is the task bar style of managing running apps like Windows. Over all I like the Mac, but I hate the way the Dock handles the running apps. I need to dig through the 10 or so Safari icons to find the one I need and then the Mac moves them around every time I minimize a window. I like Windows much better in this one area. If ParaDocks just showed the various instances of an app when I clicked or right clicked the button, this would be what I am looking for. Unfortunately clicking an app's button does not let you select the instance you want so this app is of little value to me. Guess I keep looking for some way to manage my running apps on the Mac.
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5
Easer
08 February 2008
Version: 2.0
Here we are with Leopard and a fancy-looking dock, and I still find this to be the most user-friendly, configurable program switcher available. (Works fine in Leopard.) I set it to have one big invisible square in the upper right corner. When I want to switch, I can quickly find the program to go to. Then it's entirely invisible and out of the way. I always thought this was a brilliant program and still do. Check it out.
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4
Zyakobu
03 January 2007
Version: 2.0
Great, with one small issue only applicable to when it is in the menubar. When you have many applications open, and/or the menubar has many menus in it, such that there is not enough roomo for all the menus or all the apps, ParaDocks goes on top of the menus, so that they are all but inaccessible. though this happens only with an ungodly amount of apps open, or a pitifully small screen, it is still an issue. ---though, I must add that Apple itself neglects this: if a developer designs an app with gajillions of menus, so that they don't all fit, the last menus are covered up by the icons in the upper right portion of the menubar, and are absolutely inaccessible (can anyone say "contextual menu for things that don't fit"?). Great app other than that (and mebbe that's just apples fault anyhow).
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4.75
Anonymous
18 June 2005
Version: 2.0
Although it is redundant with the dock, so are many other programs, such as ASM. (I like ASM, by the way.) Pre-OS X systems required a person to go the upper right corner to switch between programs, unless they had other kinds of shareware to do it. I think a lot of people want to have that feature in OS X. I know that I like to keep my dock very small and out of the way; searching through it for the proper icon can be time-consuming (at least for me). I like ParaDocks because I can put a real big icon in the upper right corner, and I can make it invisible. When I want to switch programs, I just zip my cursor to the upper right, and the big icon appears, and I can click anywhere on it. It gives me my list of programs, and it works fast. This way, I don't have to use quite such fine-tuned hand-eye coordination simply to switch between programs. To me, ParaDocks is simply another option. And it's free. If anything, I wish they would add a launcher capability to it.
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3.5
Anonymous
10 February 2005
Version: 2.0
Very nicely written program but I may be missing something, as it seems redundant to me to have this plus a dock. I can just look down to my system dock and see what's opened. Also, although it seemed to open the apps quicker than system dock, sometimes it didn't. However, a beautifully wriiten app...I wish it did a little more though....
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5
Anonymous
22 November 2004
Version: 2.0
Very cool program! Maybe a spin-off of this exact setup could be made in the future to take place as another simultaneous (floating) dock!...? I've seen so many people wanting more out of their docks - and wanting to see multiple, simultaneous docks, as opposed to switchable docks. Seems like what you've got going would be that perfect solution...dunno how that would be done, heh - I'm not a programmer - just an idiot. :P but the program is very nice looking and simple... and the purpose it serves now is still very great ;) keep up the excellent work!!!
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5
Anonymous
07 October 2004
Version: 2.0
I love this program.. In special for my second monitor. So: for my powerbook display I use the normal dock and for the flat screen the paradock!
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4.75
Anonymous
29 July 2004
Version: 2.0
A reliable launcher utility. Works well with my work habits, mainly point-n-click.
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garbage
30 June 2004
Version: 2.0
Not for me I think. I don't want anything that opens panes all over my screen. I have enough clutter all ready. Unobtrusive drawers a'la drop draws is more like tabbed browsers - better.
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4.75
Anonymous
24 March 2003
Version: 2.0
This program works wonder for small monitors. With this version, you can enable its features into the menu bar, thus eliminating screen use. In addition, you can't beat the admission price-free.
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5
Anonymous
28 October 2002
Version: 1.3
Excellent. I have my dock positioned on the left with this down on the bottom right of the screen, where it is ultra-functional (and where it'll be staying put forever!). I just found one thing not perfect and that is if you have too many items in it, part of it 'hides' off the screen e.g under the menu bar on top. That's not really a problem though as you can configure the size and position enough. Oh yeah, it just shows a blank square for Netscape 7 under OS X 10.1 but all other icons show just fine. Strange that.
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4.5
Anonymous
15 October 2002
Version: 1.3
I have been using Paradocks since version 1.1 The latest is a vast improvement and very functional. I have it set to minimum size in the upper left 1/3 of the screen, at 25% tranparency. It is unobtrusive, yet very handy as an application switcher. Request: I wish there could be a way to select individual windows within an application , and to show windows that have been minimized. I highly recommend it.
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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