Station is a multilevel (hierarchical) launcher that promotes a more natural organization of applications and documents into folders. With nested folders, you can arrange items in Station in a way that fits your workflow with an uncluttered look and feel. Scalability is greatly increased through logical groupings thus increasing the sheer number of items that can be added to Station without having to shrink the launcher size.

Productivity is increased because related items can be grouped together into a single folder. For example, one folder can contain work related items and another folder gaming items. Another useful feature of Station is the ability to launch, all at once, the items in a launch folder. This is useful when switching between tasks like business and spreadsheets to graphics work. With ten levels of folders available, enough space is provided to spread out even the most diverse set of applications and documents.

Station also implements scrollbars when a launch panel exceeds the width or height of the screen. This design also does away with the need for magnification or shrinking the height of the launch panel so your icons remain one height thus making them more readable.

What’s New

Version 3.0.0

New Features:
- The contents of Finder folders stored within Station can now be browsed through a live list menu.
- A favorites window was added that is sourced from a designated Station folder.
- Weblinks can now be renamed in the same manner as folder items.
- Added a Station Keyboard Summary file that shows the key combinations that are used in Station.
- Added a utility to identify panels containing broken links.

New Preferences:
- A preference was added to choose the default action for Finder folders ("Open Finder Folder" or "Show List View").
- A preference was added to set the volume level for sounds within Station.
- A preference was add to customize spacing between items.
- A global key preference was added to show the Favorites window.
- A global key preference was added to collapse all open panels.
- A global key preference was added to open the Favorites window.

- User interface refinements.
- Some speed optimizations.
- Other enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

juliaxx ,

Good replacement for Dragthing, simpler and easier than ActiveDock

A very simple app that gives you a lot of flexibility over your dock. I only want to see open apps, a folder of document aliases, the Finder and the Trash, so I keep those in the "real" dock on the side. Frequently used apps I keep in the Station dock at the bottom, that shows and hides on command. Apps launch very fast from the Station dock. Separators keep my apps clustered in conceptual groups. The custoizable background is a nice touch.

rjmorita ,

An excellent app to supplement the Dock

This app comes very close to replacing the Dock. I don’t keep any apps in the Dock any longer. My Dock only shows currently running apps and all frequently used apps are kept in Station. I love this app. I hope the author will keep improving it, such as adding separators and colorized folders.

exoticbirdphotography ,

Good Replacement for Dragthing

I was a long time user of Dragthing, but alas it is no longer being developed. Station provides equivalent functionality and works quite well. Version 2 adds some nice new features. The author is quite responsive to suggestions and inquires.


True North Software
22.7 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



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