As much as enjoy using DragThing as my app launcher and navigation tool of choice, there are other ways to navigate your Mac.
The Dock itself is decent, of course, and it can be configured or customized a bit to make it more personal. But Apple doesn’t give much love to the Dock. HyperDock does.
Think of what happens when you move the onscreen pointer over an icon in the Dock. You get a little popup with the app’s name and that’s it. If you right-click while the pointer hovers over a Dock item you get a popup window with options, but that varies greatly from app to app.
With HyperDock you get much more information and more options. Point to a Dock icon, click and hold, and this is what happens.
What you get is a preview popup of an app’s open, active windows. The window preview displays all the windows from an app.
For example, with the iTunes Dock icon HyperDock gives you controls and song information– rate, skip, pause, adjust volume. Hover the pointer over Calendar and click– the popup displays upcoming calendar events.
Wait! There’s more!
HyperDock also gives you options to move and resize app windows by holding down keys and moving the pointer. App windows can be set to snap to the edge of the Mac’s screen. Better yet, configurable keyboard shortcuts make it easy to do without using mouse or trackpad.
To be honest about it, this is the kind of feature you’d expect to be in OS X already, but it’s obvious that Apple prefers bare bones to intuitive functionality.