If I could set my personal Mac-user preferences the way I set preferences on a Mac app they would look like this. I want an elegant, simple, usable function that helps me and my Mac perform better. I want an affordable price.
Among those apps that do a few things well, HyperDock makes the list. It’s a small Mac app which lets your find and bring to the front a single app window without bringing everything else with it. Mouse over a Dock icon and see all the windows that are open for that app.
Easy Is As Easy Does
At first glance. HyperDock doesn’t seem to do much. It’s a Mac OS X Preference Pane so it’s set it and forget it. HyperDock stays out of sight, ready to work when you point to an app in your Dock.
Mouse over an app and see the windows for that app in the pop up window.
They pop up nice and gentle so you can see the contents. Click on one of the pop up windows and just that window comes to the front of your screen. Nothing else.
It doesn’t matter whether the window is minimized, maximized, or buried among twenty eleven other windows on your screen. Here’s what it looks like when you point (not click) to an icon in the Dock.
If an app has more than one window open, as in the case of Safari, HyperDock displays them all.
For a relatively simply function, HyperDock has plenty of options of its own. For example, you can control the delay of the pop up, and elect to include windows from all open Spaces windows.
HyperDock can be set to give you an iCal preview of events, which is quite handy.
Mouse over to see what appointments are coming. This mouseover technique works on iTunes as well, giving you a handy controller that displays upon mousing over the iTunes icon in the Dock.
Also built in to HyperDock are other more esoteric functions. As an example of an advanced user function, you can move and resize windows by simply holding down a key combo and moving the mouse.
Windows can be resized in a form of window snapping when dragging them to the edge of the screen.
If you have an app with multiple tabbed windows, like Safari or Chrome, HyperDock doesn’t recognize all the tabs in the windows. It’s also useless with Mail, which we usually use as a single window app.
Still, there’s much to like. The extra windows management functions are handy for Mac power users. HyperDock is priced as if the developers love their work but need to eat.