Better, right? Apple as the 21st century’s curator for those with taste in technology arbitrarily decrees that customization of a personal computer must be limited to, 1) the Dock’s location, 2) Desktop wallpaper, 3) a little translucency here and there.
Oh, one more thing. You’re now free to put all sorts of stickers on the top lid of MacBooks now. Apple even did it in a television commercial so it’s officially sanctioned by the chief curator. But what if you want a little more? Like, say, a friendlier Dock?
Take a look at cDock, a free utility which comes with a number of customized Dock designs, and options to create your own variation.
Other than majorly boring I don’t have a real issue with the new icons and the Dock in OS X Yosemite. The translucent effect requires a little more consideration of the Desktop wallpaper image, and I refuse to move the Dock to the left or right of the Mac’s screen (it wouldn’t fit anyway; too many icons).
That said, cDock is an elegant way to tweak the Dock enough to make it different, and display to anyone watching that you have the skills to customize or, depending upon the Dock sample you use, or how you customize your own, that you have no visual taste whatsoever, other than buying a Mac in the first place, which is, as they say, pretty much a no brainer anyway.
Otherwise, not bad for free.