Well, actually, it’s Dock-It, a Mac app which has pieces of the Dock launcher and Finder all rolled up into one utility.
How Much Is That Dock In The Window?
At first glance, the Dock-It website appears to be a throwback to 1999 (if not a few years earlier), but that’s OK because OS X’s Dock has heritage back to the 1980s.
Dock-It lets you create multiple Docks which you can move around to the Mac’s screen edges.
Like Apple’s built-in Dock, Dock-It can hold files, folders, apps, even Applescripts, and it’s fully drag and drop aware.
Create Docks with a click, then add whatever you need in that Dock from Dock-It’s settings. Dock-It also features a Preference Applet to give you one click access to the Mac’s System Preferences.
In fact, the Applets in Dock-It are a great addition. There’s a Clipping Applet for photos, graphics and text snippets. There’s a Clock Applet to view time from within the Dock.
My favorite function in Dock-It, beyond multiple Docks, is the Shelf Applet which gives a place to put files from the Finder until you can figure out exactly where they should go (even using the multiple tabs in OS X Mavericks can be a bit cumbersome).
Dock-It has a few other features which can save time. All connected disk drives can be placed into a Dock, always visible on top of other app windows. The contents of any folder can be browsed without opening a Finder window.
Finally, you have control over the Docks appearance with transparency options and customized colors. So, don’t let the 1999-like Dock-It website fool you. There’s plenty of useful functionality built-in to this clever utility which mashes up the Dock and the Finder to create a utility that is more than the sum of the parts.