So, why replace the Dock? First, Apple hasn’t given the Dock much love since 2001. It’s as same old same old as anything on macOS. Second, there are better ways to launch applications than Dock; some keyboard driven, some better for those of us with visual requirements.
The Dock is a visual launcher that works well with point and click. App icons can be arranged in almost whatever fashion you want. But as more app icons clutter the Dock, everything gets visually smaller and smaller. That’s wrong. Overflow fixes that.
Think of Overflow as a floating Dock with red, white, and true blue organizational skills that shame the Mac’s built-in Dock.
Between the Dock, the Finder, and the Mac’s iOS-like Launchpad, I find that getting to files and folders and apps can be cumbersome. Overflow makes it easy and customization options are tailored to you. Uh huh. You control the categories and you drop in apps and files via drag and drop.
Overflow gives you options for visual organization. Apps, Files, Games, Folders, or anything else you need in a hurry can be dropped into the app window. Prefer the keyboard to navigate as most Mac power users do? Overflow has keyboard shortcuts and a type-to-search Search option if the number of apps and files gets out of hand.
If the Dock doesn’t do it anymore, and Launchpad is too cumbersome for the Mac (it is), then Overflow might be that sweet spot you want. Considering how much power you get from a visual launcher that can be keyboard centric, Overflow is priced about right, but you also get a try-before-you-buy option.
Overflow is worthy of a look because nothing improves without change.