RecentApps is yet another means of viewing the recent applications, documents and servers on your Mac.

Prior to macOS 10.15 (Catalina), similar functionality could be added to the Dock.

RecentApps attempts to restore that feel. It also (optionally) allows you to perform the same function from an icon in the system menubar.

You can launch applications, open documents and attach server volumes by clicking on their icon in the display.
Right clicking an icon shows further actions that can performed for the object.

Download RecentApps 1.0.9

RecentApps 1.0.9 - Changes and Features


  • Build with Xcode 14.2.
  • Use Sparkle 2.3.1.
  • Added Get Info command to application popup menu.

Download RecentApps 1.0.8

RecentApps 1.0.8 - Changes and Features


  • Build with Xcode 14.1.
  • Use Sparkle 2.3.0.
  • Updated for macOS Ventura (macOS 13.0)

Download RecentApps 1.0.7

RecentApps 1.0.7 - Changes and Features


  • Build with Xcode 13.2.1.
  • Update to Sparkle 2.1.0.
  • Added Search to open a Finder Spotlight window.

Download RecentApps 1.0.6

RecentApps 1.0.6 - Changes and Features


  • Build as a universal binary.

Download RecentApps 1.0.5

RecentApps 1.0.5 - Changes and Features


  • Enable/Disable Dock animation.


  • Was not working when Dock autohiding was enabled.

Download RecentApps 1.0.4

RecentApps 1.0.4 - Changes and Features


  • Can now run on macOS 10.4.4 and later.
  • Dont open window when Finder icon is double clicked.

Download RecentApps 1.0.3

RecentApps 1.0.3 - Changes and Features


  • Preferences - Added control to override last selected display mode.
  • Preferences - Added link to "System Preferences/General" for setting number of recent items.
  • Recent Servers - mount the server volume if clicked.


  • Preferences - Sort by name should not be case sensitive.

Download RecentApps 1.0.2

RecentApps 1.0.2 - Changes and Features


  • Display recent Applications/Documents/Servers


  • RecentApps would crash if the Dock was hidden.

Download RecentApps 1.0.1

RecentApps 1.0.1 - Changes and Features
  • First public release