ActiveDock - Launcher


Improved Dock for macOS


Requires macOS 10.12 or Later


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.


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. At the same time ActiveDock looks and behaves just like Apple Dock so you won’t need to get used to it.

It’s the same Dock, but better, and will be even better with every new version.

Customizable Dock for macOS, Application Launcher,
Window Manager/Window Switcher, Start Menu for Mac, etc…


Save time while working with many applications and windows

You have many running apps and windows open?
Switching between them taking too much time?
With the help of Window Preview you can quickly find the window you need,
place it wherever you need and quickly switch to it.

Be more productive and organized

Groups and Folders can help you to organize elements
by topics (design, development, copywriting) and to reduce chaos.

Fast access to applications and documents you need

Start Menu and custom icons allow you to find apps,
files or folders you need, saving you time.
Additionally, with Folder Views feature you will have the most important files right at hand.

Fewer distractions whilst working

Display only what’s really important and hide everything else that is not required for your current task.

Customizable appearance and custom icons for apps

With the help of custom themes, you can make your Dock unique.
Custom icon sets will not only make your Dock beautiful
but will also allow you to find the app you need faster.

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.


I’ve use many application launchers (including DockShelf, and uBar 4), but none are as fast and flexible as ActiveDock. ActiveDock is the most adaptable and useable Dock replacement I’ve had the pleasure to use. And, each version just keeps getting better!Richard Guay

I used your app for about 5 minutes before deciding it is well worth paying for a lifetime licenseNestor Rybczuk
It is great to be able to  customise the dock again which has been difficult since 10.6.8. Excellent personal support! Thank you.David O'Connor
I had uBar before, but that was too windows-y for me, ActiveDock really brings the functionality to the Mac interface. Good job!Mirko Kranenburg



Powerful alternative to Apple's macOS dock. All things considered, ActiveDock is an excellent alternative to the default macOS dock, especially since it comes with extra features such as window previews, dock themes, and a very handy start menu applet.

Sergiu Gatlan

ActiveDock Pricing

Perpetual license for 2 Macs
One-time payment
Standard license (for ActiveDock 1.xx)
All ActiveDock 1.xx updates
Standard Support

No-risk 14 day money back guarantee.
Note this is a one-time fee (not a subscription) and includes VAT/sales tax if applicable.

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Requires macOS 10.12 or Later