Application Interfaces - iLifeDock

Description: Your dock is so long that even a 30' cinema display wouldn't fit? Here's the solution! Get rid of the six icons of iLife '06, and place them in your dashboard.
your dock's still too long? be patient, i'm working on a Adobe creative suite widget, and an office widget.

Author: jeronimo
Version: 1.2b
New in v1.2b: Magnification effect improved.
Uploaded on: March 15th 2006 at 3:39 PM
Rating: (3.5 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 3242 (all versions), 2824 (this version)
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Novel idea, but I'll hold off on rating until it works properly.

For some reason, the icons are all solid white, while the application icons never appear. Also, I see a border showing the clickable area for each icon.

Also, have the ovals appear below the center icon, rather than above it.

If you'd have a version of this in half-scale (or atleast an option), it'd be perfect, as well as the Adobe & Office versions. You're almost there!

Posted by: Liquidrums on Feb 25, 06 (4:35 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

I agree with the previous poster. The icons on the white circles do not work. Are you worried about distributing the icons that Apple owns? You are distributing them in default.png so just use that instead of iLifeDockUse.png.

I'd like to see it a little smaller before I can keep it in my dashboard.

It might also be worth removing the white circles altogether, try it out, I prefer it without.

Posted by: CraigStanton on Feb 25, 06 (5:54 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Ooops... I'm going to correct that today!

I think that for a smaller one, a magnification effect (like in the dock) would be rather cool... any idea how to do that?

Thanks for the reports.

Posted by: jeronimo (developer) on Feb 25, 06 (10:07 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Nicely done. The magnification effect would be a nice touch. I'm keeping this one now.

Posted by: CraigStanton on Feb 27, 06 (5:26 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

For magnification, you'll probably want to use the Apple Classes Animator/Animation classes. See for details.

And here's a quick widget I did to illustrate the above concepts for an article:

The little ghost at the bottom probably does something similar to what you would like. Keep in mind this is just a sample, so don't expect any high-functionality smiley

Posted by: skia on Feb 27, 06 (4:47 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

There is a glitch where one icon will remain large, and then the widget becomes useless, and you have to relaunch it. Also, you should make the area to expand the icons larger, because you have hover over them just right to make them expand.

Posted by: exg5 on Mar 14, 06 (1:45 AM) for version 1.2 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Can you make it so that a certain app doesn't appear if you don't have it on your system? I'm sure many people don't have iWeb and some may not even have Garageband. I'd like not to have the iWeb icon there when I don't have it installed.

Posted by: maxintosh on Mar 21, 06 (10:27 PM) for version 1.2b (current version)  

Overall good... but there's better. See

Posted by: zargap on May 30, 06 (12:25 AM) for version 1.2b (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Love the idea, any way you can edit the apps that show from the Ilife apps?

Posted by: TegdiwidgeT on Mar 05, 07 (11:07 PM) for version 1.2b (current version)   View Detailed Rating

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