TabLauncher will help you find and launch your favorite programs, web pages, folders, or any type of files in a fast and easy way.
Taking up fewer resources as possible, and allowing you to personalize the appearance in many ways, by changing colors, images, transparency, animations, and many other options to make it blend in with your desktop.

Here are some of the key features:
•Organize icons using tabs.
•Add as many tabs as you like on any edge of any screen.
•Easily adjust the position of the icons, tabs and window with a simple drag.
•Each tab can be personalize by changing the title, font, shadow, shape, color, transparency, icons size and position.
•Tab that automatically displays the currently running applications.
•Tab that shows running application's windows as icons. Option to choose between showing all windows, minimized or off screen.
•Tab that displays the most recently modified files on a specified folder.
•Tab that represents a specified folder. Files added to this tab will be added to the folder and vice versa.
•Music player tab. Add internet radio stations or folders with your music and listen to music all day using very little CPU.
•Customize each icon by changing the image, color, adding a label or crating your own icons.
•Window previews of all running applications. Simply by placing the mouse pointer over the app's icon.
•Global shortcut keys to execute any item on your tabs.
•Launch or quit applications using events such as, system sleep/wake, screen sleep/wake, user log in/out, shut down or timer.
•Scriptable, easily automate TabLauncher using AppleScript.

What’s New

Version 2.9.5

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Area 50 One ,

A “Must Have” Utility!

I’ve been searching for an alternative to Apple’s Dock for a long while (I’ve tried many) and Tab Launcher is by far the best utility app on the App Store and does so much more than the regular Dock… It’s the best organizer… Hands down!! TL is easily customizable, with a great look and feel and works very nicely when using multiple monitors, hooked up to a single Mac. What sold me immediately is that you can add and move tabs, on any edge of your screen(s) (I never did like apps that are glued to the OS top right menu bar) and you also have the ability to use Auto Hide, if you prefer. Apples Dock lacks so many features, it seems dated now after using TL. This is the best $4 spent and quite honestly, I would have bought it if the price tag was $20. To the developers of Tab Launcher, well done!

TimmyHugs ,

Great, inexpensive replacement for Launcher/DragThing

I used DragThing for years and years but since it is 32 bit it stopped running on OS Catalina. I recently discovered this app and with the tabbed categories I am able quickly find the app I need and launch it! It takes up a very small bit of screen real estate and so far I really love it for organizing my many apps into groups (e.g. Graphics, Utilities). Thanks much!

roger 4011v ,

It Works

I got this application to replace DragThing, which will apparently not be updated for the 64-bit world. It was quite frustrating to set up - it kept expanding to cover the left corner of the menu bar (on HIgh Sierra); the suggested fix to adjust the size is to shrink the size of the icons, which didn’t work for me. As noted elsewhere, there’s no onvious way to get support for the application. Now that I have it set up, though, I”m quite happy with it - I shrink a bit with fear eery time I add a new icon to a tab, though.


App Privacy

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Mio Hamano
6.1 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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