For Mac users with cluttered Docks who need a more efficient and handy app launch solution there’s Tab Launcher.
Tabs Are Tops
Tabs are the cat’s pajamas. If there’s a more useful, more efficient way of cramming lots of information into a small user interface space than tabs, I don’t know what it is.
Even Apple recognizes the value of tabs and put them into the aging Finder in OS X Mavericks. Tabs are a good way to make fewer, simpler navigation options out of many.
The Dock doesn’t have tabs. What you see is what you get and if you use the Dock for all of Apple’s own apps, and all your third party apps and utilities, the Dock gets incredibly dense.
Tab Launcher is what the Dock would be if Apple had the cojones to admit tabs are better than icons.
In fact, Tab Launcher looks more or less like the Dock– with a string of the most frequently or popular app icons– but with tabs so you can organize apps by category and usage.
See? Tabs where there is no Dock.
Unlike the Dock, Tab Launcher comes with a whole bundle of customization options, including background colors and tab titles (fonts, shadows, size, position and more).
Plus, Tab Launcher can display the most recently modified files in a specific folder, as well as display the running apps. Park the Mac’s screen pointer over an app’s icon to see a window preview of what’s running (great for very cluttered screens with many open apps).
For Mac geeks who love granular controls, Tab Launcher does not disappoint.
Don’t get me wrong. I love the Dock’s simplicity, but Apple doesn’t really want Mac users to customize certain functions in OS X, including the Dock. Tab Launcher makes the Dock passé with options users will need and use.