One of our favorite Mac add ons is called HyperDock. If you guessed that that HyperDock adds some extended functionality to the Mac’s Dock, you’re absolutely correct. And what it does is really what Apple should put into OS X anyway.
Make Visible From Invisible
When you move the screen pointer (mouse pointer, mouse cursor, onscreen pointer) over an icon in the Dock what happens?
The name of the app, file, or folder appears above the pointer. Right click on each app, file, or folder displays a pop up with different options.
We’re 21st century Mac users and that means we have plenty of applications open and running, so the screen can get messy and cluttered.
HyperDock to the rescue. With this useful add-on added to your Mac, the pointer reveals a thumbnail of the individual app windows.
All you have to do is hover the screen pointer over the app’s Dock icon and a popup window displays a thumbnail of that app’s windows.
That little popup window gives you a quick preview of the app’s open windows (and tabs, in the case of a browser), and one click brings that window to the front of the Mac’s screen.
While that’s pretty cool, HyperDock adds functions here and there. For example, hover the screen pointer over the iTunes Dock icon and you get controls and the name of the current song.
Hover the screen pointer over the Calendar’s Dock icon and you get a quick look at upcoming events. Windows can also be moved and resized by holding down a control key and moving the pointer. Plus, it adds keyboard and screen pointer shortcuts which are user configurable.
Use HyperDock for a day and you’ll think Apple added new functionality to OS X.