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  • 5.0 stars

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

    September 8, 2010  |   By Eddyspeeder

    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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