DockShelf 1.5 – Increase accessibility by creating multiple docks.

DockShelf 1.5

DockShelf lets you place unlimited docks around your desktop so you never run out of space again for your commonly used files, folders and applications!

We’ve all seen it and you’ve probably experienced it yourself – a Dock exploding with files and apps which has been shrunk so small you can barely see what anything is anymore.

DockShelf helps you manage the clutter of the Dock by offering another form of “dock shelf” which you can place around any edge of your screen without any restrictions and has more options for customization.

With DockShelf launching your favorite documents and apps is faster and more powerful because you control where your docks are positioned, how many are on screen, how they’re labeled and when they’re visible.

What’s New

Version 1.5:

  • DockShelf now requires OS X 10.9 or higher and OS X 10.10 or higher for Desktop docks (which were effectively broken on OS X 10.9 anyways but went unnoticed in earlier updates)
  • URL items can show an option favorite icon (see the preferences)
  • Paste files, links, text and images into stacks or folders
  • "Sort by" options in folder browsers are now in the correct order (duh!), size ordering is more accurate and there's a new option to sort by date added
  • Text, images and links can be dropped and saved into folder items and folder docks
  • Small edit dock button which can be used instead of contextual-clicking
  • Add folder and desktop item in the dock info window which adds a new empty folder or desktop
  • "Dragging out shares" option for docks which drops the item on the destination then removes the item from the dock. This option is used for docks that are temporary storage during drag and drop
  • More built in dock images (see the dock info window)
  • Drag and drop using hiding is now much improved and easier to use but requires you grant DockShelf access in the System Preferences (Security & Privacy > Privacy add enable DockShelf in the list)
  • Animations have finally been optimized so DockShelf feels smoother and snappier now (make sure animations aren't disabled in the preferences to check it out)
  • Stacks have QuickLook previews now
  • Stacks can set top item so it's easier to identity the stack in the dock
  • It's easier to not drag items out of the dock by accident
  • Cleaned up the preferences window
  • Large size tag is 16pt instead of 14pt like before
  • Note items are all opened in a single window with a system standard style toolbar
  • Bugs in the "edit smart item" window when selecting custom locations
  • Bug when renaming folder items
  • Bug with DockShelf not appearing after logging in even though it was set to do so


OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor


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