DockView

Version: 2.1.6 || Release Date: 2013-12-30 || License: Shareware ($7.99) Developer: Kapeli | App Owner: kapeli

DockView extends OS X’s Dock and shows window previews whenever you hover your mouse over an application or while using CMD+Tab.

DockView extends OS X’s Dock and shows window previews whenever you hover your mouse over an application or while using CMD+Tab. It helps you visualise the windows you currently have open and easily find the window you are looking for.

Features:
• Activate windows. Click anywhere on a preview to activate the window.
• Close windows. You can use DockView to easily close windows.
• Live previews. The previews refresh constantly so you can keep an eye on windows without activating them.
• Dock Badges. DockView can show dock badges with the number of windows open.
• Customizable. The previews can be any size you want.
• No hacks. DockView doesn't modify the Dock or any system file.

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5 Opinions

amazing. can't imaging my life without this app.

Great little app. Unfortunately, PayPal makes you sign up for an account to purchase this. And I refuse to have an account with PayPal, so the developer doesn't get my money for this one!

I like the developers other apps, but this one dosn't touch me. It looks mostly like an attempt to mimic vista. OS X should do it better. There is Expose, for sure. But if you like preview for your application switching take a look at Witch, Window Flow or (my personal favorite) Optimal Layout, which offers great extra functionality.

I was looking for something that would extend the functionality of the Finders Command-Tab application switcher. This does everything that I wanted and more. I have no interest in the dock previews as I keep my dock hidden and use Overflow as a dock replacement.

I looked at almost everything out there, and tried Witch and WindowFlow. Both had problems with listing invisible windows, and I disliked the vertical listing with the emphasis on windows and not applications.

DockView, has none of the problems that the other apps do. It adds functionality to command-tab without changing the behavior or appearance of command-tab, all it does it add the ability to see / preview application windows and then select them directly.

The developer is incredibly responsive and added two small features that I requested in less than 12 hours.

My one complaint is that the icons lack polish.

Buy this app and support the developer.