DragThing for Mac

DragThing for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 103 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.9.12
  • Total Downloads:
    8,464
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 07, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try; $29.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    5.62MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

Editors' Review

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Like LaunchBar, Fruitmenu, and Default Folder, this popular and well-tested shareware GUI-enhancer has become an indispensable addition to OS X for many users. DragThing exists to make getting to things on your Mac--files, folders, apps, disks, URLs, and windows--quick and easy. Inveterate interface tweakers love DragThing because you can create multiple docks (like the OS X Dock) that can be almost infinitely configured to suit your specific situation. Plus, you can save snippets, define tons of hot keys, and perform quite a few neat OS tricks (like putting a Trash back on your desktop).

If you don't like bells and whistles, DragThing might not be your thing--it's arguably nothing but bells and whistles, and the preferences can be a little overwhelming to new users. But if you like to have your OS X experience just so, few apps can help you better. This latest update adds support for Snow Leopard, a new dock theme ("Marble"), an option to highlight 32-bit apps, and more.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Good, functional program with a few shortcomings"

July 30, 2012  |  By nhoj111

 |  Version: DragThing 5.9.10

Pros

Can be configured to add a windows-style doc or taskbar.

Cons

Cannot drag icons into folders on the windows dock (ironically, given the name of the program).

The windows dock has "false" windows (eg shows an empty Microsoft Word window, along with the one or two open file windows, thus cluttering the dock with non-functional window tabs).

Too expensive for what it offers. But I'm grateful it is there . . .

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5 stars

"First Class Utility"

October 30, 2011  |  By glenmac45

 |  Version: DragThing 5.9.8

Pros

Makes it ridiculously easy to arrange and access programs, files or folders. Wonderful organisation tool.

Cons

It's so controllable that any irritations can be avoided

Summary

Been using it for years and still happy with it.

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5 stars

"Simple, quick, intuitive - essential"

May 18, 2010  |  By julian5--2008

 |  Version: DragThing 5.9.6

Pros

Flexible. Does exactly what you think and want

Cons

Settings can be confusing

Summary

I have used it all the time and it beats the heck out of Apple's annoying dock.

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5 stars

"Works great"

May 17, 2010  |  By ALUCARDO

 |  Version: DragThing 5.9.6

Pros

Reliability

Cons

Nothing at all

Summary

Nice piece of work

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5 stars

"friendlier than the Dock! together they are wonderful"

January 19, 2010  |  By peterlemer

 |  Version: DragThing 5.9.5

Pros

one movement, one click, one more movement and I'm where I want to be.
Navigation city!

Cons

there isn't anything I don't like :-)

Summary

It allows me to switch between applications with a minimum of actions - it's slick, easy to use, and easy to customise, but tbh, once I set it up over the first week or so, I haven't had to touch it since. It's a good friend

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5 stars

"Use it every day"

November 13, 2009  |  By maxm7--2008

 |  Version: DragThing 5.9.5

Pros

Can run with out it. terrific, excellent support, respons or fix within hours, you can customize it wit endless tweaks.

Cons

None that I can report

Summary

Using it for years

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5 stars

"Effficiency in sorting out documents and applications"

November 12, 2009  |  By 14midi

 |  Version: DragThing 5.9.5

Pros

It offers more storage space for both applications and documents than Apple's dock

Cons

nothing really

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5 stars

"Great application. I use it everyday."

November 12, 2009  |  By pjdevitt

 |  Version: DragThing 5.9.5

Pros

I get to keep my most used applications, documents and utilities close at hand.

Cons

The buttons to minimize the application do not comport with the Mac interface rule.

Summary

It is worth the money.

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5 stars

"This is what the Dock should be."

September 22, 2009  |  By G2G2G2G2

 |  Version: DragThing 5.9.4

Pros

This keeps your apps close at hand and makes it easy to go right to what you want. You can customize it to your liking and it does things that the dock could never do.

Cons

What's not to like?

Summary

This is an app that I use all the time I'm using my Mac. I don't see why Apple hasn't incorporated it into the OS. It's so common sense.

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5 stars

"Outstanding product!"

June 01, 2007  |  By eit

 |  Version: DragThing 5.8.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I purchased a license for DragThing for our Agencies Mac Systems and everyone loves it. This program is so useful, full of many features and always works. I highly recommend it to everyone. I wish more developers would be as responsive and productive as this one is! Tops in all categories. Worth much more than what it costs!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.9.12
  • Added support for Mavericks.
  • Reduced the size of dock files significantly, and improved loading times.
  • The "Hide DragThing icon in Apple Dock" option is currently disabled on Mavericks, due to an OS bug.
  • Fixed a problem with DragThing freezing on 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 10.9.
General
Publisher TLA Systems
Publisher web site http://www.tla-systems.co.uk/
Release Date October 07, 2013
Date Added October 07, 2013
Version 5.9.12
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.62MB
File Name DragThing-5.9.12.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,464
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $29

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