How to get a 3D dock on OS X Yosemite

cDock 3D Dock Mac

Do you miss OS X’s 3D dock? OS X Yosemite finally did away with the 3D dock that’s been present since the release of OS X Leopard, but you can get it back by using a simple application called cDock.

cDock includes, among a host of other features, the ability to theme the dock with over a dozen built-in themes. There are night themes, fullscreen themes, pink themes, and, of course, 3D themes. If you’ve been reminiscing about the “good ol’ days”, then you can easily relive the past with this handy little application.

Step 1: Download and install cDock

Step 2: In the Dock theme dropdown box, choose the Yose Light (3D) theme

Step 3: Click Apply

Sadly, if you’re a left dock user like I am, then you don’t get to bask in the 3D glory, as 3D docks are only for bottom dock users. If you just need to satisfy your nostalgic itch, then position the dock down at the bottom of the screen for a while so that you can enjoy the 3D theme. Just be sure to quickly move the dock back to the left, lest you rekindle bad habits.

What do you think about the dock in OS X Yosemite? Do you prefer the flatter 2D dock, or do you miss the 3D version?