Every now and then I run into a Mac utility which adds functionality which Apple should have provided to OS X in the first place. Remember TotalFinder? It’s a free utility from a few years ago which added tabs to the Finder. Apple finally got around to Finder tabs in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Here’s another app with functions Apple should build in to OS X.
Quay is billed as the OS X dock extender. No, it doesn’t make your Mac’s Dock longer, though, some of us would appreciate more Dock real estate. Quay displays extended popup menus for most apps in the Dock.
Here’s a quick look at some of the popup menu options in Quay.
What Quay does is what would be nice to have already available in OS X. Popup Dock menus with more information on the selected app, file, or folder. Quay has a few other useful options, too. It can support many thousands of Dock popup items, while the Dock itself is limited to hundreds.
It’s easy to disable Quay, too. Simply press on the Option key, then click. Apple’s default Dock information is displayed instead. Quay isn’t a hack of OS X and doesn’t work its magic using undocumented coding tricks. The app isn’t free but isn’t expensive, either, and there’s not even a trial period, but some functions are limited.