Apps Are Go 4+

A better launcher

Steve Mills

    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings
    • $2.99



Now all your apps are GO for launch! Scripts and documents too! And by assigning global key equivalents to any item, running your favorite apps and scripts is only a keypress away. If you loved using DragThing for the past quarter Century, but sad that it will no longer be developed, this is the replacement you're looking for.

•Unlimited number of docks with multiple tabs.
•Drag edges to add or remove columns or rows.
•Drag tabs to snap docks to any edge of any screen.
•Drag & drop any file into a tab's grid.
•Drag & drop any file onto an app in a doc to open the file with the app.
•Run AppleScript or shell scripts in docks by clicking.
•Customize the look of each dock with many built–in liveries, or design your own with the built–in Livery Editor.
•Use sounds with actions for an enhanced user experience.
•Basic AppleScript support.
•Replicate all items in DragThing docks, along with their key equivalents.
•Add a Processes dock, for those who would like to replace the basic behavior of the normal macOS Dock.

What’s New

Version 1.5.5

-Remove key equiv when deleting item from dock. Previous reliance on dealloc is not ensured to be called when one might think it will.
-Prevent some exceptions when trying to drag items in the Livery Editor.
-Fix custom drawing. It seems that Apple is now passing the entire window's in the dirtyRect paramater of views. That's odd.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

BuqBuq801 ,

a pretty good replacement for DragThing

I was looking for a 64-bit replacement for DragThing, and I have found it in Apps Are Go. It does most of the things that DragThing did (it even has the ability to recreate your previous DragThing docks as Apps Are Go docks). Be sure to download the developer's manual for the app (available from their webpage); there are lots of extra goodies there that can help you customize your copy of Apps Are Go. While this app is not DragThing specifically, I am VERY happy with what it does (I purchased it for a computer at work AND my machine at home). For you penny-pinchers out there -- $2.99 is a steal for an app that does most of what DragThing did: jump on this. Great work by Mr. Mills.

rad115 ,

A tacky but good beginning

At last, a potential replacement for DragThing! The themes are 1996-era cringey and I don't get the emphasis on sound fx, but at least I can upgrade to Catalina now.

Wishlist stuff: option to always show (don't hide) the docks, allow tabs on the side (for vertical lists), more space around the tabs' titles (8px min), and a simple semi-transparent, black theme. Also, the selected tab should be the same color as the dock, and the unslected tabs should be grey (i.e. in the background).

Developer Response ,

You can create your own liveries that have the settings and look you want. You can also change the sounds to anything you want, even turn them off if they bug you. It’s certainly not the first app to use sounds as user action reinforcement.

Emacksey ,

Great Start!!

So if you are using Dragthing as a app launcher then this is the closest I have seen thus far and have tried a number of them. If we could refine a couple of parts it would be really the same thing. At this point I am pretty happy to find a replacement after searching for 2 years. Going to give feedback to developer in hope they make some minor tweeks and add a garbage can ;-)

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