Tab Launcher

Developer: Oktoid

Current Version: 2.9.5

Last Updated: 10 months ago

Download Size: 6.1 MB - Download


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.


Release Notes:

Bug fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 0
Review by ki-co

One of the most useful apps on the market - Tab Launcher has dramatically improved my ability to work efficiently in lion. When this application isn't running, I notice. The inability to create customized groups within the OSX dock has always seemed like an oversight on Apple's part. T.L. is the first program I've used that truly resolves this complaint. It persistently eliminates my need to store clutter on the desktop without impeding access to those programs or files. Overall, I would put this at the top of my list for "best value" utilities--it provides an indispensable function at very little cost.

Found helpful by 13 out of 16 people
Version 0
Review by linnefaulk

dead after update - Can't get it to open. Just dead. :(

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.9.5
Review by PDsound

The Dock was a really nice concept ...back in 2001 - The "Dock" needs an update: This is it. Everything you need to be organized, like... ... having all currently running Apps in one dynamic tab, with thumb preview of and direct access to each window ... configurable actions for each button / icon (like sub menus or "open in finder" for folders, running scripts, etc)

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.9.5
Review by Anmlprht

Apple probably wishes they thought of this! - This is the kind of addition that I could imagine Steve Jobs introducing with great fanfare. After looking at a cluttered dock for so long this is a great addition. It offers all possibilities for perfect organization of the dock and files also. Everybody will want to have this once they see the benefits. Thank you for a great contribution. When I went into the Apple Store to set up a new computer, I was asked about this app. The person who helped me wanted it too.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.9.5
Review by 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!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.9.5
Review by Pro-touring

Does not work with High Sierra - Will not Launch with 10.13 High Sierra, please update I miss this app.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people