April 30, 2008

Ever since Mac OSX Leopard was introduced customizing the dock has become a popular tweak to the operating system. At first the only way of customizing the dock was by transplanting the files yourself, or using an automator action. And if you don’t know what you are doing; things could go wrong.

Panic’s Candybar also has a way of allowing you to change the dock design (and do lots of other UI changes) – but it does, of course, cost in the region of $30, It’s a fair amount of money, there must be a free option if all you want to do is change your dock?

Enter, Dock Library, an easy way to customize your dock with ease, all within a clean GUI interface. Editing your dock with Dock Library couldn’t be easier. Dock Library also comes with a few popular docks for you to try out when you download the app; but if you want to find more, all you have to do is go to a website, such as LeopardDocks.com, choose the dock, you want to try out, download them. and open up Dock Library.

From here you can then go hit the Import Button (see bellow), choose the downloaded dock and you’ll find it has appeared in your portfolio of docks.

Now, all you have to do is select the dock and click activate and your dock will automatically change to your preferred design.

Of course, changing the design of your dock is only half of what Dock Library was designed to do, with the clean interface you can easily organize all the docks you have in your collection, so when you get bored of your current dock, it’s as easy as opening up the app and clicking on the new style you want to use.

To put it in a nutshell, it’s as easy to change a dock with Dock Library as it is to change your Mac’s desktop background in system preferences.

As you can see, Dock Library is currently the most efficient way of modifying your dock. The best part about this app, is that it is free (though donations are encouraged, especially if you want more cool applications like this). If you’ve been waiting for a quick easy way to modify your dock, this is the answer.

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