Developer: Wolfgang Baird
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.10 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Pre-K’ed (TNT)
Web Site: http://w0lfschild.github.io/
A lightweight and very easy-to-use application specially designed to help you customize and personalize the looks of your Mac’s Dock and Finder
If you get bored with your Mac’s default Dock background and you miss the colored sidebar from OS X 10.9, than cDock is an application created with these exact specifications in mind..
Personalize the looks of the OS X Dock
cDock is a simple, clean and straightforward Mac OS X application that enables you to install a 2D Dock on your Mac running 10.9 or later. On top of that, cDock helps you personalize the appearance of your Dock with several dock styles included in the app.
With the help of cDock you can make the Dock transparent or install one of the pre-defined dock styles with just a couple of mouse clicks. Within the built-in collection of themes, you’ll find a dark and grey dock, as well as pink or full-screen ones.
Create your own Dock themes and apply them with ease
The best thing about cDock is that it allows you to rapidly and effortlessly create your own custom themes by manually changing the dock settings file according to your needs.
The settings info text file provides the necessary information about the values that you can modify in order to change the look of the Dock and automatically opens when you select the “Install Customizable Dock” option and hit the “Okay” button.
Go back to the original appearance and quickly restart the Dock
From cDock’s main window, you also have the option to restart the Dock or the Finder and, as mentioned above, to install the colored Finder sidebar. On top of that, you can easily restore the Finder and the Dock to their original looks if necessary.
cDock performed well throughout our tests and allowed us to try several different looks until we where happy with the appearance of both our Mac’s Dock and Finder sidebar.
On the whole, cDock is one of those tools that should be provided by Apple but, fortunately, its developer has made it available to fill in the shoes of such a much needed default OS X utility.
What’s new in cDock 0.12.4
- Pinning the dock to an edge of the screen
- Hide Finder tile
- Hide Trash tile
- Show item count badge on Trash tile
- Color icon badges background
- Color application switcher background
- Color Mission Control background
- Badges and label text will change to be readable based on background color
- Control some default Dock settings without restarting the Dock
- More options for showing icon reflections
- Dim inactive icons
- Select pictures for background and indicator
- Small spacer tiles
- Pick your own images for dock and indicator backgrounds (.png format)
- Add or Remove themes without restarting cDock
- Automatically expand spaces when entering Mission Control
- More tooltips
- Better theme management
- New themes
- New Icon
- Updated SIMBLManger
- Crash protection (in case a macOS update causes repeated Dock crashing)
- Dock crash when switching between some themes
- 3D option not working in some cases
- Issue with Vertical Full screen dock and magnification enabled
- Label background not fully applying on folder views
- Lots of changes to theme not applying until Dock restart
- Better Dock reloading
- Better Dock layering (Badge > Icon > Indicator > Reflection)
- Issues with reduced transparency enabled
- Helper Application is now CodeSigned
- Now using StartAtLoginController for login item
- DevMate for updates, bug reporting, feedback, and logging
- Paddle for sales and logging
- Changes to theme preferences structure (old themes will need to be updated)
- User Interface redesign
- Updated PFMoveApplication
- Removed Fishhook
- Bug fixes and Performance improvements