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Dock View for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.18
  • Total Downloads:
    7,950
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 08, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (The trial version displays an alert every now and then.); $7.99 to buy (Buy it now)

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5 stars

"A refreshing expansion on OSX's core navigator."

September 08, 2010  |  By Eddyspeeder

 |  Version: Dock View 1.18

Pros

Although Windows converts will most likely be the ones who embrace this feature the quickest, I myself was also excited about the idea. It is designed very well, and has app-specific functions (play controls for iTunes). I bought a licence right away

Cons

As the application is in its early stages, some features still could be expanded upon. Development continues at a high rate. There are frequent updates (I believe three or four only in the past week), but the updater is non-invasive.

Summary

Although I left the Windows platform well before Vista came out, I do know that since Vista a hover over the taskbar would show thumbnail views of running windows to make navigation easier. DockView brings that feature to OSX, so for some it will be a reconciliation, while for others (like me) it is a welcome addition to the Dock.

I personally found the original thumbnail size of DockView to be way too large, but fortunately the settings allow you to customize the size. That is actually the power of this application: it looks very simple on the outside, but there are many settings you can control in the Preferences window. Usually I think twice before I buy an application, but this time I gladly paid the $8 for this one.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.18
DockView can now run as a regular application that appears in the Dock.
Added an option to disregard filters when you have a key pressed.
Added an option to show preview windows only if you have a key pressed.
General
Publisher Kapeli
Publisher web site http://kapeli.com
Release Date September 07, 2010
Date Added September 08, 2010
Version 1.18
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements
  • This app requires Mac OS X 10.6, and does not run on Mac OS X 10.5. Please ignore the "Operating System Requirements" field for this listing.
  • Download Information
    File Size 6.81MB
    File Name External File
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 7,950
    Downloads Last Week 15
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations The trial version displays an alert every now and then.
    Price $7.99

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