Did you ever wish your Dock could do more or handle more of your apps and files? 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.
DockShelf extends the concept of the Dock with new features and abilities you've been waiting for since OS X was released.
Tabs. When docks are collapsed they can be displayed as labeled tabs so you can recognize them easily as they are positioned around your screen.
Workspaces. Group your docks into workspaces which can be toggled via a hot key or auto-toggled depending on which application is currently active.
Auto Hiding. Docks can be set to expand only when the mouse is hovered over them and optionally show only a thin margin when collapsed to save screen real estate.
Launching. Apps can be launched, quit, hidden and opened at login from DockShelf.
Previews. You can get QuickLook previews on documents by hovering the mouse over an item for a moment.
Never In The Way. When apps go into full screen mode DockShelf will automatically hide and to offer more control you can choose which apps DockShelf will not be displayed in from the preferences.
DockShelf lets you browse your favorite files easily and conveniently directly from docks while any app is open.
Folders. When you add a folder to a dock in DockShelf you can open the folder in the Finder, browse the contents using a popup HUD window or navigate by menu. Every folder is uniquly customizable so you can control how you browse.
Stacks. Stacks are like folders except they contain aliases of files. Drag any file you want from your Mac onto a stack which you can then browse from the dock without affecting where the file is on your hard disk.
Smart Folders. Smart folders use Spotlight to quickly find files on your Mac that match a certain criteria. Once the query is setup you can browse the results directly from the dock with a single click using the same HUD window used for browsing folders and stacks.