What OS X needs is a bit of excitement, a new way to navigate, find files, open apps. Sure, the Dock and Finder work, but both are relics from the 1980s (Classic Mac OS and NeXT). It’s time for an exciting adventure in ‘pop ups gone wild‘ for your Mac.
PopUp Windows Ad Nauseam
Alright, I’ll admit the obvious. The Dock is anything but exciting. It’s there when you need it but don’t use it too much; otherwise it gets annoyingly crowded.
Apple isn’t likely to change the Dock anytime soon, so leave it to clever Mac app developers to create the next great thing.
Introducing the Popup Window utility app for OS X. This clever re-invention kinda sorta mostly is a mashup of Finder and folder and tabs and Dock.
Popup Window creates a popup window on the edge of your Mac, identified with a clickable tab which sticks to the screen’s edge.
Click the tabs to open and insert files, folders of files, photos, and apps. The popup windows can be moved anywhere on the Mac’s screen or stuck back into a tab on the edge.
Popup Window is like having as many mini-Docks as you need to hold folders, files, and apps.
For example, create a popup window to hold only your Mac’s utilities; always available with a click. Or, create another popup window for the main Apple apps you use daily.
Or, place your most frequently used documents or files into a folder, set it up as a tab on the screen’s edge, and they’re available with a click.
Popup Window is more flexible than Apple’s built-in OS X Dock and can be accessed from within any Mac app through the Menubar icon. As Mac utilities go, this one uses very little of the CPU therefore battery drain is nominal.
‘Popups Gone Wild’ indeed.