What is Docktopus?Docktopus lets you to place informational badges on your Mac OS X Dock icons (similar to how Apple's Mail displays unread messages). With these badges Docktopus gives you instant access to useful information and powerful commands right from your Dock icons.
Application CPU and Memory usage, a folder's contents, available disk space. These are just some of the information you can display using Docktopus badges. Keep an eye what your Mac is up to with just a glance at your Dock. These badges update in real time so you are always in the know.
Yes, the Dock is useful for opening apps and documents, but the Launcher badge takes it to another level. This badge acts as a pop-up menu and can run (not just open) QuicKeys Shortcuts, AppleScripts, Automator Workflows, recently opened files, or even specific collections of files and folders that you specify. Whew! Yeah, Docktopus makes the Dock pretty powerful!
How does it work?
With Docktopus you can place "badges" onto four hot spots overlaying each of your Dock icons. Simply drag a desired badge onto a corner of a Dock icon. From then on that badge will be shown on that corner.
Certain badges can be assigned universally to automatically appear on some or all application icons that are in the Dock. There are also application-specific badges such as the iTunes Control badge. Check out the Docktopus Features page for more details on all of the Docktopus badges.
What can Docktopus do for me?
Docktopus simply makes your Dock more useful via its badges - badges that you choose and configure as you see fit. You get information and control of your computer right from where you work every day - your Dock.
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.4 - 10.6
Any Intel Macintosh is sufficient
PowerPC 500 MHz (1.0 GHz or faster if Dock magnification is enabled)
Docktopus requires the Mac OS X Accessibility system be enabled. Accessibility can be enabled by checking “Enable access for assistive devices” in the Universal Access pane of the System Preferences.