It can hide out of the way. With widescreen Macs the Dock holds plenty of apps and documents. It’s priced right.
But it’s also the same old, same old for the past decade. If you’re a Mac user with plenty of apps in a crowded Dock, here’s a free and easy way to segregate your most often used apps for easier access than the Dock.
AmbiLauncher Lite is the free version of AmbiLauncher which lives as a colored bar in the left hand side of the Mac’s screen (AmbiLauncher can be placed on the bottom and right side).
This unique app launcher takes more effort to set up than the Dock, but provides a convenient color coded bar to launch Mac apps or even AppleScripts.
The AmbiLauncher Lite Settings gives you option to assign a sidebar color to an app. The color then appears at the left edge of the Mac’s screen.
Move the screen pointer to the appropriate color and the app or AppleScript launches.
What makes AmbiLauncher Lite and AmbiLauncher different is that there are no keyboard combos to remember. And, no clicking. Just move the Mac’s screen pointer to the appropriate color and move it back (quickly). The app launches.
You control which apps are assigned to which colors, and you can change the color accordingly. This is a good way to reach often used applications without scrolling across the many apps in a cluttered and crowded Dock.
The Lite version is free, but the fully featured version is just a few dollars.