The Mac OS X dock is probably the most easily recognizable and unique features of Mac OS X (though it has now made its way to Windows and Linux systems) and it is a tool that almost every Mac user relies upon and uses for their day-to-day work.
The dock by itself provides some basic customization features such as level of magnification, position on the screen, hidden or shown, and likewise.
But what a lot of other people do not know is that there are a lot more customization options for the dock that are not directly accessible by the UI, but may be accessed by using commands from the Terminal. While not the most user-friendly way, but it definitely works.
Docker is an app for Mac OS X that allows you to do these vast range of customizations to your dock from a nice and friendly user interface rather than having to issue commands.
Some of the customizations that are possible are:
- Dock Style (2D/3D)
- Translucent Icons
- Icon Size/Positioning
- Advanced Dock Positioning
- Stacks and Spacers
- Finder/Menubar Visibility
- Settings Locks
Using these settings, you can customize your Mac OS X dock exactly to your preferences. Docker is free, donationware software, and if you like it, you might consider donating to the developer.