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Hidefromdock v1

Hidefromdock is quite self-explanatory. It hides the Application icon of an app from the Mac OS X Dock. (as long as the App hasn't been dragged into the dock to always be visible that is).

About - Short version

Hidefromdock edits the info.plist inside every Mac OS app. It makes a change to this info.plist file which prevents the icon being shown in the dock. This is useful if you have an application that you want to run in the background only and don't want to alert the user that something is running.


Download 64bit version hidefromdock for 64bit macs, requires Mac OS X 10.8 or newer. (See note under system requirements)


hidefromdock is free.

Version history

version 1.0 - June 2020. First release

System requirements

Works with OSX 10.8 upwards. I have tested it under 10.8 up to 10.11. If you are running anything from 10.12 up to 10.15 and are feeling brave and want to give it a try, feel free.

If you have any suggestions, please get in touch via email. Many thanks.