Different strokes for different folks. We all use our Macs different than our neighbors. Some of us stick to Apple, Microsoft, Adobe.
Some of us venture in the apps world and load up on the latest utilities. Some Mac users stick to column view, others prefer windows all over the place. If you’re in the latter group, here’s an even easier way to navigate your Mac.
Click To See All The Stuff
As wide and colorful as all our Mac screens are in the 21st century, sometimes they’re not wide enough to show everything we’re using at the time.
Or, maybe we get our screens cluttered like crazy because the screens are so large.
Whichever it is, screen clutter can be a problem for all of us.
Apple’s Dock helps a bit because the little blue light at the bottom of icons reminds us which apps are running among all the clutter of screen windows.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a simple way to view and find a specific Mac app’s window among all the other windows? There is.
HyperDock: The Dock On Drugs
My favorite little add on App for Mac users with clutter disorder is HyperDock. If you use the Mac’s Dock, you will like this app.
HyperDock gives you a quick and easy way to preview the windows from each open app by just mousing over the app’s icon in the Dock. I love this.
For example, to preview all the open windows in Safari (as above), just mouse over the Safari icon in the Dock. Boom. A pop up reveals all Safari’s open windows. Click one to select it and you’re on your way.
As an add on utility, if that’s all HyperDock did, it would be great and worth the nominal price of admission.
But wait, kids. There’s more.
In addition to the window previews, what happens when you mouse over an app without windows? Say, iCal or iTunes?
The iCal pop up gives you a preview of upcoming events.
Hover over the iTunes Dock icon and get information about the current song, and use the pop up window’s built-in iTunes controls.
There’s also keyboard shortcuts for Dock apps. Assign a key and mouse shortcuts to show or hide apps, open Expose, Finder windows, Safari tabs and more. HyperDock is the kind of slick little app that integrates so well you’d swear it came from Apple. It doesn’t. But it should.