James Thomson has released a major new upgrade to his popular utility DragThing. DragThing 4 is now available for download, and the new version sports Carbon support for Mac OS X, a new “Aqua-ready” interface, and tons of other new features.
DragThing adds a dock to your Mac’s desktop that’s even more versatile and configurable than the one included with Mac OS X. DragThing’s dock can contain files, folders, Internet URLs, disks and servers, as well as currently running processes. Docks can be rearranged in a variety of different configurations, with multiple layers made possible through color-coded folder tabs; icon or text formats, and more.
New features in DragThing 4.0 include:
DragThing has been rewritten as a Carbon application which runs on both Mac OS X and 8.6 or later
Completely rewritten Aqua-ready user interface with new Preferences and Options windows
Hierarchical contents menus for folders and disks
Many new dock appearance options, including greater font and style control
Docks can now center-align to the edges of the screen and grow in both directions
New sorting options for the Process Dock, including most recently used
Support for tooltips to show the name of the item under the cursor
A new feature to repair all missing dock items in one go automatically
Support for true 128×128 icons, even on Mac OS 9
Multiple levels of undo for many actions
You can now edit the text color for docks directly
Live resizing of docks from the Dock Options window
Added an option to not follow aliases when you add them to a dock
Added an option to add URL documents as aliases to the original
Added an option to display the Trash at the end of the Process Dock
Added an option to find missing items automatically
Added an option to treat dock items as real buttons
DragThing requires Mac OS 8.6 or later, including Mac OS X; CarbonLib 1.1 is also necessary for Mac OS 8.6 and 9. The software is distributed as shareware and costs US$25 to register. Registering unlocks extra features in the software.
Download DragThing 4.0