Never liked the Mac dock? You can change that with uBar, a dock replacement that can be set up as a dock or a taskbar, and will open a world of customization. With powerful tab grouping options, window previews, in-dock reminders, and many more features, uBar will help you get the most out of your Mac.
You can drag the edge of uBar for macOS to expand it up to 5 rows. Applications have easy-to-read badges, and you can tell if they are hidden by seeing whether their name is greyed out. The app has a Favorites area for your most-used applications, and built-in Desktop and Trash favorites. Control/right-click an application to show an alternate menu from which you can quickly quit it. When an application is unresponsive, you can tell immediately from the hatched red background. Hold the Control key, and you are in Activity Mode, with CPU and Memory usage displayed for each app. Hold the Shift key, and you can quit any app or close any window in one click.
Find the window you’re looking for at a glance. If an application has more than one window, you’ll know right away. Click that application to open the window menu, which allows you to bring any window or even just the application itself to focus. You can turn window grouping off, and all your individual windows will be shown right in uBar. You can even enable windows previews so that when you hover the pointer above an app you can preview of all it’s windows (depicted above).
uBar 4.1.8 macOS Features
- Favourites area (including Show Desktop and Trash)
- Expands up to 5 rows (by dragging the edge)
- Application Badges are readable unlike the Dock’s
- Customizable uBar menu
- Activity Mode: hold Ctrl key to show Application CPU and Memory usage
- Group Windows by Application (Always, Never, Automatic)
- Light or Dark theme
- Works on OS X 10.11
- Intel 64
- OS X 10.9.0 or later