Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Dock may refer to any of the following:

1. The Dock is a bar located at the bottom of the macOS screen on Apple computers. It allows quick access to programs you frequently use. It also displays which programs and files are currently in use. The picture below shows the Dock in macOS.

Mac Dock


Users more familiar with Microsoft Windows computers can think of the Dock as the Taskbar.

2. The term dock also refers to connecting your computer to a docking station.

Apple terms