How to always show only open apps in your Mac Dock

Mac Dock in three sizes with first image showing all apps, second one showing just open apps, and the last one showing only Finder and Trash icons

You have most likely already customized your Mac’s Dock with applications you use daily. However, if you feel that your Dock is cluttered and takes a lot of space, you can customize it from System Preferences to decrease its size. Alternatively, you can even set your Mac’s Dock only to show open, running apps!

Getting your Mac Dock to show only running apps will significantly tidy it up. And whenever you restart your Mac, you will be greeted with a tiny Dock that just has the Finder and Trash icons.

DockX Reborn offers extensive UI customization for the Home Screen’s Dock

The Dock is a place on your Home Screen to store some of your favorite apps. Its useful because it follows you from one page to the next so that you don’t have to go out of your way to search for those specific apps in the future.

I use my Dock all the time, but I certainly wish Apple offered a little more in the customization department. For that reason, I can recommend a new jailbreak tweak called DockX Reborn by iOS developer Mudi47 to anyone who feels the same way I do.

Set any image as your Dock’s background with PhotoDock

If after jailbreaking your iPhone, you’ve started looking for a fun and quirky way to customize the Home Screen’s aesthetics, then we’ve got a treat for you.

PhotoDock is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak developed by PopsicleTreehouse that lets users set a custom background image for the Home Screen’s Dock.

Add a splash of color to the iOS 14 Home Screen’s Dock with ColourMyDock

If you just jailbroke your iPhone or iPad on iOS or iPadOS 14 with the newly updated unc0ver jailbreak tool this past weekend, then you might be interested in finding some jailbreak tweaks to get your handset customization off to an acceptable start.

With that in mind, we’ll take this moment to recommend a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed ColourMyDock by iOS developer TitanD3v, which allows jailbreakers to colorize their Home Screen’s Dock color with ease.

Give your older iPhone a bevy of modern handset features with Little12

When Apple launched the iPhone X back in 2018, we knew the company was transitioning into a new hardware era. It wasn’t long before Apple ditched Home Button-equipped handsets altogether, paving the way for a more advanced gesture-driven user experience that could be enjoyed on a larger edge-to-edge display.

For those who still have an older Home Button-equipped iPhone, the user experience isn’t quite as robust as it would be on a notched handset by comparison. For that reason, iOS developer Ryan Nair launched Little12, a free jailbreak tweak that back-ports several of the gestures and features from notched devices (and then some) to non-notched devices.