All things considered, the Dock is mostly alright by me. If you don’t like the Dock, you can move it or hide it.
If you’ve got a better app launcher, you don’t even have to use the Dock. What I’d like is a little more customization capability in the Dock. You know, something extra that would make the Dock work better or stand out.
That’s easier said than done.
There are apps to duplicate the Dock, eliminate the Dock, and modify this or that, but full on customization is the purview of expensive customizing apps like Panic’s CandyBar.
Among the few apps that actually do something to the Mac’s Dock is TransDock X which promises to transform your OS X Lion Dock in seconds.
Or, rather, maybe we need to define what transform means.
transform |transˈfôrm| verb
make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of.
TransDock X will change the level of transparency in the Dock, and change the Dock’s location on your Mac’s screen.
Controls are about as easy as they get.
There’s a button to apply the transparency to the Dock (and a button to undo the transparency). And a button to set the Dock’s location on your Mac’s screen (although you can easily do that without TransDock X).
That’s it. You now have a transformed Dock on your Mac and it didn’t even cost you a dime.