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HyperDock for Mac

CNET Editors' review

HyperDock is a System Preferences pane (currently in free beta) that lets you add some time-saving functionality to your Dock that is similar to the Aero Peek feature found in recent versions of Windows.

With HyperDock installed, you can mouse over applications in the Dock and see thumbnail previews of all windows open in that app--which can make switching between different apps and windows faster and easier. You can accomplish a similar effect without using HyperDock (by just clicking and holding an app's Dock icon), but HyperDock shows you the preview much more quickly, and in thumbnail form, just above the Dock. HyperDock lets you close, select, and even resize windows from this minimal view, and you can fine-tune the appearance of the thumbnails in a variety of ways. HyperDock also provides some useful, app-specific features and keyboard shortcuts (along with tools with which to create your own), such as playback controls for iTunes and a stacked list of your iCal appointments for the day.

HyperDock is an excellent value during the free beta, and we look forward to seeing the final release (which "will cost a small fee").

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Utility"

    August 11, 2012  |   By jcates1

    Version: HyperDock 1.3

    Pros

    Does exactly what it states.

    Excellent app preview if 'minimize into application icon' is set (as suggested.)

    Has worked for me flawlessly since I first began using it with 10.6. Works well with 10.8.

    Despite claims of excessive CPU drain - I find that the CPU is lower than the vast majority of running apps and processes. I have found that Safari, iTunes, Activity Monitor, Magic Prefs, SystemUI, and Dropbox (just to name a few) consistently have a higher CPU drain, when running in the background than does HyperDock.

    A fifteen day free trial is MUCH better than no free trial at all, and without a doubt significantly better than the 20 minutes some apps give your and overwhelmingly better than one hour or level as is common with most games and entertainment software.

    IF you use HyperDock for the 15 day free trial you will discover quite soon after NOT using it how much you miss it.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    The many user adjustable features and reliability of HyperDock will make it a much appreciated addition to you Mac user experience. While not essential, or must have application, I believe most users will find that using it is quick, easy, flawless, AND useful! As far as the price goes... Most people spend twice as much to go to a Movie Theatre. Hands down HyperDock will prove useful long beyond the hour and a half and double the money that was spent for 'just' entertaining one's self.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Shut off window previews to stop cpu drain"

    July 10, 2011  |   By VinnieJT

    Version: HyperDock 1.0.3

    Pros

    good as a replacement to snap windows to sides or fullscreen like u would in windows 7

    Cons

    sucks as a window previewer

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  • 1.0 stars

    "A CPU drainer !!!!"

    March 7, 2011  |   By osos10

    Version: HyperDock 1.0.3

    Pros

    A nice utility which preview open documents in active applications via the Dock.

    Cons

    In the month I am using this application the 2.5 GHz intel core 2 duo CPU in my PowerBook Pro machine worked harder than ever for very long periods. My usually fast and responsive machine behaved like a M$ VISTA machine.

    Summary

    As soon as I disabled the utility my computer started to behave like a Mac again. As it turns out I spent $10 for nothing, unless the developer will fix that issue.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "couldn't load on an iMac 17 G4 running OS 10.4.11"

    February 23, 2011  |   By Ivan1882

    Version: HyperDock 1.0.3

    Pros

    Wouldn't load

    Cons

    Wouldn't load

    Summary

    No idea.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Great! But is it that useful?"

    February 22, 2011  |   By joel_reynolds

    Version: HyperDock 1.0.3

    Pros

    -Window management is great!
    -Easy to install.
    -Lots of personalization options.
    -You can try before you buy!

    Cons

    I only found the window management feature useful. I found the small preview pop-ups to be quite annoying at times. For the average user the majority of features wouldn't be useful and it may not be worth the money.

    Summary

    Some useful features, some of the options hard to understand. Window management is a great feature from windows seven brought to Mac in a way that works. It's worth a try and then you can decide if its for you.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Hyperdock works very well"

    February 21, 2011  |   By tommcin2

    Version: HyperDock 1.0.3

    Pros

    Installed fine and has adequate options.
    May make iCal show immediate events from dock.

    Cons

    Cannot display complete minimized windows
    Overrides keys assigned to Sizzling Keys

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Couldn't load preference pane either"

    February 15, 2011  |   By janetlondagin

    Version: HyperDock 1.0.3

    Pros

    None......

    Cons

    It was installed, but I can't find it to uninstall it.

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  • 2.0 stars

    ""Could Not Load Preference Pane""

    February 15, 2011  |   By Miss415

    Version: HyperDock 1.0.3

    Pros

    After downloading, I got a popup message as stated above.

    Cons

    After downloading, I got a popup message as stated above. I'll update here if I get it to work.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "A useful application"

    February 13, 2011  |   By NorCal_Explorer

    Version: HyperDock 1.0

    Pros

    It does what it is suppose to do.

    Cons

    Really do not find it a necessary application.

    Summary

    Nice little application, but not a must have.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This is a great utility."

    February 6, 2011  |   By kunderhill4cbs

    Version: HyperDock 1.0

    Pros

    I desperately wanted something that would give OS X the Win 7 "window snap" capability. This does that and more.

    Cons

    None that I know of. Don't see why a 15-day trial period should be a "con."

    Summary

    Great window-management utility.

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