Windows Start menu button is handy but misnamed (How do you quit Windows? Hit the Start button). But that little task bar at the bottom of the screen is handy, arguably easier to learn and use than the Dock in OS X. Wouldn’t it be cool if some clever Mac app developer created a task bar that works like the one in Windows?
That’s what uBar does. It’s the task bar from Windows but tweaked for the Mac, and perfect for recent switchers from the dark side of tracks.
uBar has all the basic task bar-like settings, too, all comfortably displayed and accessible from the bottom of the Mac’s screen.
Drag the edge of uBar to expand it to up to five rows; usually more than enough for all your open or most frequently used apps. Each apps has a badge when it’s open, and is grayed out with closed.
A favorites list is built-in and more options are available with a right-click. There’s even a selection for a light or dark appearance scheme. For long time Mac users, uBar is an acquired taste, but it does have some features not found in the Dock (without some customization), but for switchers from Windows uBar is a welcome relief of comfort (and there’s a price tag for the comfort).