Did you ever wish your Dock could do more or handle more of your apps and files? DockShelf lets you place unlimited docks around your desktop so you never run out of space again for your commonly used files, folders and applications!

With DockShelf launching your favorite documents and apps is faster and more powerful because you control where your docks are positioned, how many are on screen, how they're labeled and when they're visible.


• Tabs - Display docks as tabs which can easily be expanded by hovering the mouse over them.

• Browse Folders - Navigate the contents of folders from popup windows using a variety of different viewing options.

• Desktops - Extend your Macs desktop with docks.

• Smart Folders - Add smart folders to docks which use Spotlight to quickly find files on your Mac then browse the results from the dock.

• Stacks - Group any number of files together into a stack which can be browsed via a popup window.

• Process and devices docks - Add special docks that show all the processes currently open or external devices connected.

• Workspaces - Switch between multiple workspaces depending on the app set currently being used.

• Never in the way - Hide docks entirely or depending on which app is currently active.

• Notes - Add and edit notes directly from docks using the text editor.

• More than just files - Add and launch: Links , Mail messages, Calendar events, text clippings and more.

• Themes and Customization - The app comes pre-packaged with a variety of themes for different tastes and customization options.

What’s New

Version 1.5.1

Dock colors have been fixed in 10.13 High Sierra

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Endpin5102 ,

Waste of Time

I’m still trying to find something to replace DragThing. This ain’t it. Overly complicated to accomplish ??? Oh well, at least it was only 5 bucks.

rnetter ,

great app

This seems to be a great app with lots of features and it seems to work well. Thanks!

Marja E ,

Not Customizable Yet

I was hoping that this would replace the existing dock with new docks which would work better.

It sets up tabs for its docks, some on the top of the screen where I don’t want them, and others on the left side of the screen where I do want them but can’t see them unless I use the existing dock out of the way. I can’t move the tabs to where I do want them and can use them. I had already contacted the developer about accessibility questions, and he was helpful, so I hope future versions will be better. I am clumsy. I was able to set it so I have to click to open each tab, and don’t have to worry about accidentally slipping and opening the tabs, but I do slip and keep accidentally closing the tabs.

I would prefer to able able to set up one always-open dock on the left and another on the right, than deal with these tabs which keep closing.


The Alchemist Guild LLC
10 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The Alchemist Guild LLC


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