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We've compiled a list of 71 free and paid alternatives to ActiveDock. The primary competitors include RocketDock, Compiz. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between ActiveDock and Spectacle, Shiftit, ObjectDock. Also you can look at other similar options here: OS and Utilities.

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HyperDock adds Windows 7 like features and more to Mac OS X.

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ActiveDock Overview

ActiveDock - Alternative Dock for macOS, Apple Dock replacement
Customizable Dock for macOS, Application Launcher,Window Manager/Window Switcher, Star Menu for Mac…

Problem: Apple Dock is the command center for your Mac.
With Apple Dock you can run applications, switch between apps, open documents and links.
Unfortunately, Apple Dock lacks many useful features such as managing windows and switching between windows, appearance customizations, hiding app icons.

Solution: ActiveDock is a full replacement for Apple Dock with many new features.
ActiveDock allows grouping of documents and apps, quicker switching between apps and windows, managing windows right from Window Previews panel. Also you can customize the appearance of icons and the dock itself as you need.

* Window Previews and Window Management
With Window Previews feature you can quickly find the window you need, switch between windows or place windows to the front of the screen.

* Customizable Appearance
and Custom Icons for Apps and Folders
With the help of custom themes you can make your Dock unique.
Custom icons for apps not only make your Dock beautiful, but also allow you to find apps you need quickly.

*Groups and Folders
Organize apps and documents into Folders and Groups.
Folder View feature allows you to add to the Dock a stack with the contents of your chosen folder for quick access.
Groups feature allows to create a virtual folder in the Dock or Start Menu with the links to any file you need.
*Start Menu – Application Launcher
Allows you to quickly start apps, open documents and folders.

*Hiding and excluding Applications from the Dock
With ActiveDock you can exclude hidden apps from the Dock,or add some apps to the exclude list to completely hide them from the Dock to avoid any distractions in your work.

ActiveDock Features

tick-square Window docking
tick-square Program Launchers

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