That’s right, Microsoft’s Windows has a trick or two that Mac users might like in OS X, especially so if you find the Dock limiting, cumbersome, and a bit too much like NeXT from the 1990s.
So, what better way to celebrate the Mac’s success in the 21st century than to make the Mac look like and work like a Windows PC from the mid 1990s. Introducing uBar, a Mac utility with Windows-like characteristics that can replace the Mac’s Dock with a look and feel that’s more like Windows.
Whether you have experience using Windows or not, uBar is a viable and full-featured Dock replacement. It comes with a dark and light theme, a favorites area for apps, folders, and files.
uBar has extras, too– red badges so you can see how many email messages and the like are waiting for you. Hover over the clock to display the calendar. The menu lists your favorites apps, preferences, custom apps, and folders.
Windows can be setup as groups– always, never, or automatic. And uBar works on Macs with multiple displays but only on the primary screen. Like Windows, uBar lets you view apps, folders, files, and system preferences with a single click.
Of course, uBar isn’t exactly like navigating on a Windows PC; so it’s really just a familiar way to use a Mac for Windows PC switchers, but has more utility than using the Dock in OS X. As they say, ‘Nothing improves without change’ so adding something different to you Mac might improve your life, eradicate disease, and bring about world peace and human harmony. Or, not.