Switcheroo was developed in early 2003 and received periodic updates until 2010. New features in current versions of Mac OS X make it largely irrelevant, and I've discontinued all development and support of the utility.

Thank you to those who supported this application — in particular the beta testers who aided me with valuable feedback.

This page remains only for posterity.


Switcheroo is a slim taskbar for the Mac that can be used in conjunction with the Dock or as its replacement. It hides background programs automatically, supports drag-and-drop, and has the ability to launch and quit applications.


Switcheroo is US $9 shareware. Registration is built into the application and you will receive your serial number immediately after ordering.


  • Launcher items
  • 7 Aqua themes.
  • "Hide Others"
  • Drag and drop support
  • Contextual menu support
  • Hiding
  • Low memory / cpu footprint


  • Intel or PPC
  • Requires Mac OS X v. 10.5 or later
  • Compatible with OS X Leopard