Overflow allows you to quickly and easily launch applications, open documents, or access folders. Reduce clutter in your Dock by storing infrequently-used items in Overflow instead!

Any item you see in the Finder can be added to the Overflow interface, making it accessible through a few simple mouse clicks or keystrokes.

* Visual Organization *
Create separate collections for your applications, project files, commonly-visited websites, games, often-needed folders, or anything else that makes sense for you.

* Fully Customizable Layout *
Rearrange items by clicking, holding the mouse down for a moment, then dragging the item to a new position or collection. Customize window color, as well as icon and text sizes!

* Hot Key Shortcut *
Instantly pop open the Overflow window from anywhere using a customizable keyboard shortcut.

* Type-to-Search *
With the Overflow window open, just type to instantly search for any app or file on your computer. Use type-to-search to find not just items you’ve added to Overflow, but any file on your computer! Filter items by collection to quickly find exactly what you’re looking for.

* Quicklook Previews *
Overflow makes it easy to check the contents of files: just hit the space bar when hovering over an item to open a Quicklook preview.

* Full URL Support *
Drop URLs or web bookmarks from your web browser or the Finder into Overflow. Works great with Quicklook!

* Keyboard Support *
In addition to type-to-search, you can use the keyboard to control almost every aspect of Overflow.

Escape: Hide the Overflow window.
Arrow Keys: Select items, then launch them using the return key.
Command-up / down arrow: Move up or down through the collections list.
Command-number: Select a collection corresponding to the number pressed.
Spacebar: Open a Quicklook preview of the currently-selected item.
Option-Click: Opens an item without closing the Overflow window.
Command-Click: Reveal the clicked item in the Finder.
When searching, shortcuts are also available to launch items quickly without ever taking your hands off the keyboard.

What’s New

Version 3.1

Icon size, text size, and background color customization have arrived!

Plus some other good stuff - here’s the full list:

* NEW *
- New preference settings for icon and text sizes!
- New preference setting for window background color!
- Added quick access right-click menu to the menu bar item
- Mojave performance and appearance enhancements
- Added contextual menu to the collection list

- Fixed some issues that could cause Overflow to sometimes take up too much RAM or disk space
- Custom icons shouldn’t randomly disappear anymore
- Fixed an animation problem when showing or hiding the window near the top of the screen
- Fixed a problem generating globe images for web bookmarks
- Fixed an issue when replacing an item from the contextual menu
- Search performance enhancements
- Fixed alphabetical sorting issues

Ratings and Reviews

jamsoft ,

A Very Welcome Upgrade

So glad to see that finally upgraded this to officially support the current MacOS.

I consider this to be an essential piece of software, as I've relied on it for many many years. I also find it to be much more useful than Apple's default Launchpad.

4/5 Stars — PLEASE bring back the "Edit" option available in the original Overflow. Adding and rearranging a large amount of apps/icons in the current version is a nightmare.

fnwolv ,

Lost ability to launch application or open documents from the menu bar icon

Overflow 2 was a tremendous application and a real time-saver. Unfortunately, the newest version does not allow me to open documents or applications by clicking on the menu bar item. That method of navigation into Overflow tabs, including folders and subfolders placed in Overflow saved me a great deal of time. I much preferred that to using the Apple Dock application. I contacted the developer via the support page on the website and was told that they would try to bring that feature back in an update. I have been waiting 4-5 months now and the feature is still missing. I find that I always use Overflow 2 when both applications are present and running on my Mac. Overflow 2 will likely stop functioning in the future when all applications must be 64 bit.

Update: The latest 3.1 version update has resolved this issue completely!

Developer Response ,

It took a little longer than anticipated to get the update out, but you'll be happy to hear that as of version 3.1 the menu bar functionality is back! Just right-click (or control-click) the menu bar item to bring up a menu of your Overflow collections and items.

confinity ,

Nice upgrade

This upgrade was long overdue to an app I've used dozens of times a day for the last decade. Looking forward to integrating the new features in my workflow.

One suggestion: Those icons are way too large. Please scale them down, or give us the option to scale them down to an efficient size.


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macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



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